Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter Tribute in Virtual “Live From Out There” Festival

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The “Live From Out There” virtual festival is now in its sixth week. The trip is both longer and stranger this Sunday as the festival turns its eyes upon the work and music of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. 

This unprecedented virtual festival has now raised close to $300k for artists and crews affected by loss of work due to COVID-19.

Week-six will feature an all-star tribute to Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter with proceeds benefiting Sweet Relief COVID-19 Musicians Fund, Terrapin Crossroads Staff Appreciation Fund, Sweetwater Music Hall Staff Relief Fund and the musicians & crews contributing to the celebration. The diverse lineup includes Alex Bleeker, Julian Lynch and Martin Courtney of Real Estate, George Porter Jr. of The Meters, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Chris Funk of The Decemberists, Brian Elmquist of The Lone Bellow, James Petralli of White Denim, Hiss Golden Messenger, Paul Hoffman of Greensky Bluegrass, photography provided by Jay Blakesberg and many more.

Additional performances include an epic doubleheader from Twiddle plus Oteil Burbridge performing the music of Jerry Garcia on the piano for the very first time.

The celebration of the Grateful Dead will continue with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, who will join Ross James (Songs That Saved Me podcast) in the kitchen for a special appearance alongside celebrity chefs Andrew Zimmern, Matty Matheson and Wylie Dufresne for a special Dumplings and Dead cooking class.

The mission of “Live For Out There” is simple – to provide viewers a constant flow of never before seen content from artists while generating revenue for the artists and crews involved.

The full festival stream schedule is below and the event can be viewed here. 

Live From Out There

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J.J. Colagrande

Has written about Miami culture for fifteen years, first with The Miami Herald, then Miami New Times and Huffington Post.