Cool event in Florence South Carolina
The Grateful Dog
Local fans of Garcia and the Grateful Dead will come together July 28 to celebrate the leader of the band’s birthday in a very unique and special way – a song for each year.
Several musicians from across the state will converge upon Florence’s Southern Hops for an all-day festival in Garcia’s honor. The musicians will gather in different ensembles, each playing several songs Garcia sang with the Dead, the Jerry Garcia Band or one of the many other ensembles he played with through the years.
By the end of the day, 70 songs will have been played and all for a good cause – the Florence and Darlington humane societies.
The event is free to the public, and families, children and four-legged children are welcome. The music will be inside, but Kight said he hopes to have speakers in Southern Hops’ outdoor seating area.
Posters, stickers and T-shirts will be available for purchase, and those proceeds plus money collected through raffles, donations and auction items will all go to the humane societies
PLAYING IN THE BAND
Rusty and Suzanne Henderson
Mark Wayne Hagood
The Jade Merchants
Blue Ridge Junction
Mars Buff Band
Grateful Dog All Star Revue