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The Days Between: Three-Day Days of Music Honoring the Sounds and Memory of Jerry Garcia

The following is a press release from Shooting Star Events:


[Festival banner provided by Shooting Star Events]

Join us in celebrating the music and memory of Jerry Garcia for his 80th birthday, August 5, 6 & 7 at The Days Between – a three-day music festival at the iconic Black Oak Ranch, in Laytonville, California.  

The Days Between is an intimate, family-friendly music festival, staged in the beautiful surroundings of  Black Oak Ranch, where oak woodlands and sweeping meadows provide a magical setting for people to come together. Enjoy music, camping, food and craft vendors, adult libations, a cannabis club, healing sanctuary and more!!  

Produced by Shooting Star Events, The Days Between will feature two nights of Dark Star Orchestra, plus  Melvin Seals & JGB, Steve Kimock & Friends, Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, Dumpstaphunk, Jackie Greene,  Midnight North, John Kadlecik, and more!! 

3-Day and Single-Day Tickets are on sale now. Visit http://www.daysbetweenfest.com for more info. 

Full Line Up includes – Dark Star Orchestra, Melvin Seals & JGB, Steve Kimock & Friends, Keller  Williams Grateful Grass, Dumpstaphunk, Jackie Greene, John Kadlecik, Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, Jerry’s  Middle Finger, Midnight North, Painted Mandolin, Brown Eyed Women, Sunshine Garcia Band,  Whiskey Family Band, Grateful Bluegrass Boys, The China Cats, Tumbleweed Soul, and Banana Slug  String Band. 

‘The Days Between’ is a time to honor and celebrate the memory and the music of Jerry Garcia and the  Grateful Dead. Jerry was born on August 1, 1942 and died on August 9, 1995. The nine days between  Jerry’s birthday and his passing are considered ‘The Days Between.’ The festival is an honor for the  festival to hold the namesake of this time 

Black Oak Ranch offers an intimate festival site in a majestic setting of oak woodlands, meadows, and seasonal creeks — a perfect place to gather with family and friends. Black Oak Ranch has a rich history of hosting unforgettable festivals and events.  

Performing to critical acclaim for 25 years, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead live concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s  30+ years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations. Dark Star Orchestra is thrilled to honor the Grateful Dead’s long history and connection to the Black Oak Ranch at The Days Between. 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Saw the Grateful Dead back in 1976 with the Who. More than fingers and toes afterwards. Always a fine time Even if it was an off night, as the crowd was always interesting and fun to talk to.The reincarnations were fun also playing even today. I always tried to make a Phiil Lesh concert especially if Jackie Greene was the guest guitarist!! I wish I could go but just a bit too old, but I suggest you go and have fun.

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