Jerry Garcia Foundation Confirms David Nelson Band Concert Celebrating Archive Launch

The Jerry Garcia Archive launch show will take place on what would have been Jerry’s 80th birthday.

By Nate Todd Jun 23, 2022 3:02 pm PDT

The Jerry Garcia Foundation is presenting a David Nelson Band concert to benefit and celebrate the launch of the new Jerry Garcia Archive. The concert will take place at the Blue Note in Napa, California on August 1 coinciding with what would have been the legendary Grateful Dead guitarist’s 80th birthday.

The Jerry Garcia Foundation teamed with Starchive to create the Jerry Garcia Archive, “a new community resource created to preserve the historical and artistic contributions of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest legends,” a press release noted. Co-founded by Peter Agelasto, an archealogist and music store owner who originally created the software for his own artistic projects, Starchive recently created a similar platform for Bob Dylan.

Agelasto and fellow Starchive co-founder Richard Averitt are now offering their software platform as a gift to the Jerry Garcia Foundation for the development and management of the archive.

“Building this collection with Jerry’s family and global fan base is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see how emerging web3 technologies influence and enrich the artist / fan / collaboration / experiment,” Agelasto said. “No one has innovated more in this creative communal space than Jerry Garcia, and I’m grateful to help serve this culturally significant initiative around one of my favorite musicians and artists.”

“It’s an honor and delight to work with Peter, Richard and the Starchive team,” Jerry’s daughter and Jerry Garcia Foundation co-founder Keelin Garcia added. “This creative integration will provide the community with a uniquely interactive and joyful experience of archival resources. We are grateful to the David Nelson Band for sharing their artistry on my father’s Birthday in support of the project.”

Longtime Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia collaborator David Nelson (New Riders OF The Purple Sage) and his band will perform at the Blue Note as a benefit concert to launch the Jerry Garcia Archive. Find ticket and show info below:

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