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Eli Polonsky's Annual Jerry Garcia (Pre)-Birthday Tribute Show and Grateful Dead Movie Ticket Giveaway on WMBR's Lost & Found Program

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Former Tuesday "Lost & Found" host Eli Polonsky is making a one-off return to WMBR on July 30th to present his annual birthday tribute to Jerry Garcia program. August 1st would have been Jerry Garcia's 77th birthday. As in past years, the show will begin with his earliest recordings with early '60s Bay Area folk, bluegrass and jug bands, and end with his last performance with The Grateful Dead on July 9, 1995 in Chicago. In between, lots of historic released and unreleased Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia solo band collaborations, Jerry as a sideman with other musicians, and as many examples of Jerry's 30+ year musical career that can fit into two hours. The show will again offer ticket giveaways for the annual national "Grateful Dead Meetup at the Movies" night in theaters in and around greater Boston on Garcia's birthday August 1st. This years feature is the Dead's June 17, 1991 concert at Giants Stadium in New Jersey in its entirety. More information and theater listings are here, a preview of Jerry Garcia and the Dead performing "Eyes Of The World" can be seen here. Tickets will also be given away for shows by several local Grateful Dead tribute bands. Due to the length of many Jerry Garcia / Grateful Dead pieces, Eli can't promise to be able to play all requests, but they are welcome for consideration at his email address below!

For more information about this event, contact:
Eli Polonsky

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