Jerry Day Returns This Saturday

The city’s celebration honoring musician Jerry Garcia returns to after pandemic-caused hiatus on Aug. 13, 2022.


Jerry Garcia fans rejoice as San Francisco’s Jerry Day brings back its celebration for its 20th anniversary after three years at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater on Saturday.

This free event has been a San Francisco tradition since 2002, according to their website. It honors the long-time musician and San Francisco native Jerry Garcia. Its purpose is to capture the true spirit and legacy of Garcia, the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater and Garcia’s local roots from growing up in the Excelsior district in the city.

It will include live music from Marvin Seals and JGB, Stu Allen & Mars Hotel and special guests. There will also be event shirts, posters, food, beverages and more available to purchase at the amphitheater. There is a chance to get reserved seating, other gifts and VIP access on their donation page.

"We're ecstatic to bring the annual Jerry Day celebration back to Jerry Garcia Amphitheater for its 20 year anniversary,” event organizer Tom Murphy said. “We're even more excited to see the City come together as we celebrate Jerry Garcia's musical legacy and visit his Excelsior San Francisco roots in a true authentic way.”

The amphitheater isn’t the only one honoring Garcia. San Francisco’s Excelsior public library is hosting a month-long exhibition, starting Aug. 1. It will display photographs and books of the singer to celebrate his life and achievements.

The city is also honoring Garcia. On the first of the month, Mayor London Breed officially declared Garcia’s birthday (Aug. 1) as Jerry Day, according to Mayor Breed’s social media posts. The Grateful Dead lead guitarist and vocalist, who passed away in 1995 due to a heart attack, would have been 80 years old this year.

Jerry Day 2022

Date: Aug. 13, 2022

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park


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