Dear Jerry held last year at Merriweather Post Pavilion had it’s lows and high, which we addressed in a piece called Dear Jerry: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Railroad Earth and Greensky Bluegrass got cut from even performing, while people who seem to have a much more distant connection to the Dead community like Eric Church and OAR performed.
Nonetheless, there were some seriously great stand out moments (as indicated in “the good” of the review). The DVD itself should be a fun watch though even though two acts that deserved to play didn’t make it onstage that night.
Pre-order “Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music Of Jerry Garcia” concert film & music today! The 2 1/2 hour concert film and music features over 20 once-in-a-lifetime performances from the 2015 concert event recorded live at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD. Includes performances by Phil Lesh & Communion, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & the Kids, Mickey Hart, Eric Church, Jimmy Cliff, The Disco Biscuits, Peter Frampton, David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen, Los Lobos, Buddy Miller, Moe., O.A.R., Grace Potter, Allen Toussaint, Trampled By Turtles, Widespread Panic, and Yonder Mountain String Band.