Jerry Day Australia is a civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son – Jerry Garcia, founding member of the Grateful Dead.
This event in Australia was started 4 years back in 2019 and it expanded the chapter of Jerry Day in America, keeping the essence of the “Dead heads” alive.
This event captures the true spirit of Jerry Garcia and celebrates his legacy, and recognises his music and philanthropist approach towards life and community spirit. By uniting the diverse communities of humanity, Jerry Day Australia aims at creating a festival spirit and weaves the true essence of peace, love and harmony.
The Legend of Jerry Garcia
Jerome John Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American musician best known for being the principal songwriter, lead guitarist, and a vocalist with the rock band Grateful Dead, which he co-founded and which came to prominence during the counterculture of the 1960s.
Garcia was renowned for his musical and technical ability, particularly his ability to play a variety of instruments and sustain long improvisations. Garcia believed that improvisation took stress away from his playing and allowed him to make spur of the moment decisions that he would not have made intentionally. He was a wonderful intellectual, and always had profound and interesting things to say. He struggled with his vices for most of his life, and ultimately passed away due to a number of long-standing health issues.
Sam Cutler is best known as the former tour manager of The Grateful Dead and The Rolling Stones. The outspoken music industry insider has earned a reputation for speaking his mind and takes a candid approach to discussing his history within the music industry. His book is a fun read with wonderful memories and can be ordered at https://www.amazon.com/You-Cant-Always-What-Want/dp/155022932X