Bay Area Celebrates Jerry Garcia's Birthday

The late Grateful Dead frontman would have been 70 today

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    Last year's Jerry Day concert at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in San Francisco's McLaren Park.

    Today would have been Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday, and fans around the world are spending the week celebrating the colorful legacy of the late Bay Area musician, who died of a heart attack in 1995.

    Garcia's Grateful Dead bandmate Bob Weir spearheads "Move Me Brightly," a live webcast from Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael beginning at 6:30 p.m. on August 3. Hosted by actor Luke Wilson, the program features a video interview with Carlos Santana, appearances from Garcia's family and live musical performances from artists such as Cass McCombs, Jonathan Wilson, Harper Simon (son of Paul), and Lukas Nelson (son of Willie).

    San Francisco's 10th annual Jerry Day takes place beginning at 11:30 a.m. on August 5 at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park. This year's concert includes Melvin Seals and JGB, Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, Peter Rowan, Blue Bear School of Music, and surprise guests. This event will also be webcast from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. via Fat Music Radio.