The Jake Peavy Foundation and Outsiders Presents have announced the inaugural Outsiders Ball, a two-day collaboration between Peavy, the mega-Grateful-Dead-fan, and MLB starting pitcher (formerly of the San Francisco Giants, but now a free agent), and Phil Lesh, the Dead’s legendary bassist. The Outsiders Ball is set to take place in Peavy’s hometown of Mobile, AL on November 21st and 22nd.
On the 21st, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band will play what’s being described as “an ultra-exclusive” show at a private venue in downtown Mobile. Besides the aforementioned private set, the event will also include a silent auction, the proceeds of which will directly support individuals and families affected by the recent hurricanes in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean as well as victims of the Northern California fires. Proceeds will be donated to a variety of organizations via The Jake Peavy Foundation on behalf of Jake and Phil and Jill Lesh.
On the 22nd, Phil & his Family Band will head over to the Mobile Civic Center. There, they will be joined by a variety of big-name special guests, with Eric Krasno of Soulive and Lettuce, George Porter Jr. of The Meters, Marcus King, Ivan Neville of Dumpstaphunk, Jennifer Hartswick from Trey Anastasio Band, Chris Spies of Matador! Soul Sounds, and Jake Peavy himself all set to join in for a special night of music.
Peavy and was effusive in his appreciation of being able to partner up with one of his musical heroes for such a great cause. Peavy explained in a press release: “We can’t thank Phil enough for joining us for this special week in Mobile bringing our community together to raise funds for a very worthy cause. Having an original member of the Grateful Dead in my hometown, teaming up to give back––it’s just going to make for a very memorable couple of days and we can’t wait.”
Tickets for the Nov. 21 show and charity auction will be available for purchase this Friday, October 27th at 10 AM CST on eventbrite.com. Tickets for the guest-laden main event on Nov. 22 will be on sale at Ticketmaster.com beginning Friday, October 27th at 10 AM CST. For those interested VIP tickets, there are packages starting at $500 that include entry to both shows, priority seating at the Civic Center, and a Meet & Greet opportunity with Phil Lesh and Jake Peavy. For more info, visit the Outsiders Presents website.