Celebrating Jerry Garcia: 10 Deadhead-Friendly Events Marking 'The Days Between'

The Daze Between poster and Jerry Garcia with a joint.

Jerry Garcia was born on August 1, 1942 in San Francisco. The Grateful Dead guitarist, who earned the nickname Captain Trips, died on August 9, 1995 while he was in a rehab facility in Northern California.

The nine days from August 1-9 are known in Deadhead circles as The Days Between (or Daze Between), named for a Dead song that appeared on the 1999 So Many Roads five-CB box set.

Kind of a dirge, the 11-minute "Days Between" was written by Garcia and his lyricist Robert Hunter:

There were days
And there were days
And there were days I know
When all we ever wanted
Was to learn and love and grow
Once we grew into our shoes
We told them where to go
Walked halfway around the world
On promise of the glow
Walked upon a mountain top
Walked barefoot in the snow
Gave the best we had to give
How much we'll never know we'll never know

The Days Between Fest in Laytonville, CA will feature two nights of Dark Star Orchestra.


2021 Daze Between Events

8/1 - Jerry Birthday Celebration, Cervantes' Masterpiece, Denver, CO - with Peter Rowan and Bill Nershi

8/3 - Jerry Day, Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH - limited edition Jerry bobblehead with ticket

8/4 - Melvin Seals & JGB, Washington, DC - also livestreamed

8/5 - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Presents Jerry Garcia, Cleveland, OH - private event

8/5 - The Garcia Project, Poughkeepsie, NY - music of Jerry Garcia Band

8/6 - An Evening with Dead Floyd, Bellvue, CO

8/6-7 - The Days Between Festival, Laytonville, CA - two nights with Dark Star Orchestra, David Nelson Band and Moonalice

8/7 - Hip-Hop Is Dead, Winter Park, FL - week-long festival at New Standard

8/8 - A Celebration of the Life of Jerry Garcia, New Haven, CT - with Warren Haynes & Grace Potter, Lettuce and Keller Williams, benefiting the Rex Foundation, also livestreamed

8/10 - Jerry Garcia Tribute Night, Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA - ticket packages include Jerry tie-dyed t-shirts and donations to the Rex Foundation

Check out the complete events list here.


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