Last August, Red Rocks Amphitheater hosted a special celebration in honor of Jerry Garcia‘s 75th birthday. The evening, simply dubbed “Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Concert,” featured performances by both Bob Weir’s Campfire Band and The Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Band; a special collaboration featuring Melvin Seals, Jackie LaBranch, and Gloria Jones as well as Oteil Burbridge, Kamasi Washington, Tom Hamilton, and Duane Trucks; and a surprise appearance from John Mayer. With all that talent on the stage, perhaps the biggest stars were the collection of Jerry Garcia’s guitars, including his Wolf, Tiger, Rosebud, and two Travis Bean axes that were present, which Hamilton had the distinct honor of playing.
This weekend, the majority of the same all-star cast of musicians reunited to honor the late and great Captain Trips. Dubbed the Jerry Garcia Birthday Band, Dead and Company bassist Oteil Burbridge, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Ghost Light guitarist Tom Hamilton, Widespread Panic drummer Duane Trucks, as well as longtime Jerry Garcia Band members keyboardist Melvin Seals and vocalists Gloria Jones and Jacklyn LaBranch joined forces at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado, this past Saturday and Sunday.
Thankfully, there’s lots of video from the weekend to enjoy, including full show video from Saturday’s raging performance that you can watch below.
Jerry Garcia Birthday Band-Full Show Video-8/17/2018
Jerry Garcia Birthday Band-“Uncle John’s Band”-8/17/2018
Jerry Garcia Birthday Band-“The Harder They Come”-8/18/2018
Jerry Garcia Birthday Band-“St. Stephen”-8/18/2018