Jerry Garcia’s daughter Trixie Garcia tells Glide Magazine that there will more “large events” related to the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary. The most noteworthy part of the exchange is as follows:
Glide: Given all the momentum, do you see anything happening in the future for more Dead-related stuff?
Garcia: The Rex Foundation has its annual Tie Dye Ball in December, and we have Jerry Day coming up. That’s not a Rex thing but it goes to benefit the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater that they did here in San Francisco. But there will be more events. There’s no one looking at all of those 70,000 people and thinking it’s not going to happen again. In some shape or form obviously – with that exact lineup I highly doubt – but we’ll see. There’s definitely going to be more large events.
Glide: You’re talking about shows with different members of the band?
Garcia: Right, there’s going to be much more.
Glide: Is there a feeling in the Grateful Dead camp that you’d like to see more of that?
Yeah, there’s a feeling that our fanbase wouldn’t be served if there were no more events. I think it’s pretty obvious to everybody. Everybody wants to go to more shows.
While there’s currently no word on when these new shows might happen, rumors have been circulating that Bob Weir and John Mayer are involved in at least one Dead-related project. Phil Lesh has also announced a number of Phil and Friends shows, and Bill Kreutzmann has also scheduled an appearance the Lockn’ Festival with his new project Billy & The Kids.