Nine-Day ‘Daze Between’ Jerry Garcia Streaming Tribute to Feature Grateful Dead, Graham Nash, David Grisman, Many More

– Garcia Lives
‘Daze Between’ will honor the late Jerry Garcia with Dead & Company, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Graham Nash, David Grisman and many more.

The Grateful Dead only played “Days Between,” a late-era collaboration between Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, from 1993 to 1995. But the song took on special significance for Deadheads after Jerry Garcia’s 1995 death, eventually serving as the moniker for the week-plus period every year between the late rocker’s Aug. 1 birthday and Aug. 9 death date.

Now, with the summer tours that are staples on the jam world on hold due to the pandemic, several organizations with ties to the Dead are taking the “days between” digital.

Presented by The Rex Foundation, the non-profit established by the Dead in 1984, the nine-day Daze Between will bring live and archival music from practically every Dead and Dead-adjacent project, plus several others, to viewers from Aug. 1-9.

Naturally, the Grateful Dead tops the bill, and they’re joined in large print by Dead & Company; Bob Weir & The Campfire Band, likely a callback to Weir’s 2016-17 “Campfire Tour” supporting his 2016 album Blue Mountain; Move Me Brightly, a 2012 documentary concert film celebrating Garcia’s 70th birthday and featuring members of the Dead, Phish and several others in the band’s orbit; The Jerry Garcia 75th Birthday Band, which featured Melvin Seals, Oteil Burbridge, Kamasi Washington, Tom Hamilton and Duane Trucks; Rock My Soul, “a day-long celebration of Jerry Garcia’s birthday”; and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, the pre-eminent Dead cover band.

In typical Dead excess, those acts are only the tip of the iceberg. Others on the bill include Graham Nash; mandolinist and frequent Garcia collaborator David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen’s Hot Tuna, the Del McCoury Band, Keller Williams, Lettuce, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Twiddle, Goose, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm, Cirlces Around the Sun, Dark Star Orchestra and Midnight North.

Sets will be streamed on,, Facebook, YouTube and other channels, and the partners backing it include Live From Out There and 11E1even Group, Dayglo Ventures and Relix, the Jerry Garcia Estate, HeadCount, Activist Management, Level, KEEN footwear and Teton Gravity Research, the latter of which will screen its short film “Fire on the Mountain,” comprised of “some of the world’s best athletes on an improvisational journey of skiing, snowboarding, surfing and music, complete with a soundtrack comprised of only Grateful Dead music,” during “Daze Between.”

The event will also feature auctions of Dead memorabilia including a guitar signed by Bob Weir, copies of Jay Blakesberg photograph books and Jerry Garcia-inspired posters.’s Brad Serling and 11E1even’s Ben Baruch both appeared on Pollstar‘s recent Impact 50 list, and Baruch and 11E1even’s Dave DiCianni, who conceived the Live From Out There series, appeared on Pollstar‘s cover in June. Peter Shapiro, who heads up Dayglo, publishes Relix and serves as HeadCount chairman, appeared on Pollstar‘s cover with the Dead’s Weir and Phil Lesh in 2019, and spoke with Pollstar for a digital video session in April.

“Daze Between” has promised a full schedule for July 31.