The Days Between: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 75th Birthday

The nine days from Aug. 1-9 have been officially dubbed "The Days Between," after the Grateful Dead song. It refers to Jerry Garcia's birthday (Aug. 1, 1942) and the day he died (Aug. 9, 1995). This year, many special events are planned to commemorate Garcia's75th birthday.

Here's what happening:

July 28

• Release of GarciaLive Volume Nine: August 11, 1974 Keystone BerkeleyThe double-disc features Merl Saunders and includes versions of "The Harder They Come" and "The Night They Drive Old Dixie Down," but no Dead songs.

Aug. 1

• Fathom Events' 7th Annual Grateful Dead Meetup at the Movies will screen a Dead show from July 12, 1989 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC in theaters around the country.

The Garcia Project performs The Pizza Tapes (Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY)

Grateful Shred and Friends (Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA)

Jerry Garcia's 75th Birthday (Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington, VT)

Reckoning (Garcia's at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY)

Aug. 2

Ain't No Place I'd Rather Be (Basement East, Nashville, TN)

Deadgrass (Garcia's at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY)

Aug. 4

Jerry Garcia's 75th Birthday Concert featuring Bob Weir & the Campfire Band (Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO)

Aug. 6

15th Annual Jerry Day featuring Melvin Seals & the Jerry Garcia Band (McLaren Park, San Francisco, CA)

HTK Trio Celebrate Hooteroll (Sweet Water Music Hall, Mill Valley CA)

Shakedown Sunday featuring Tiberius (Garcia's at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY)

Aug. 9

Celebrating the Life of Jerry Garcia with Live Dead '69 featuring Tom Constanten (Sweet Water Music Hall, Mill Valley CA)

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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