Every August 1st Jerry Garcia day is celebrated at the Jerry Garcia amphitheater in McLaren Park, San Francisco. Friends and fans of the San Franciscan native gathered for a free festival with music in the transcendent spirit of Garcia. This year was the 8th year of the annual celebration and featured musical performances by Check Engine Light, Front Street and Friends, Peter Rowan and Melvin Seals with JGB. The outdoor amphitheater is located in the Excelsior district of San Francisco – Garcia’s childhood neighborhood. McLaren amphitheater was renamed The Jerry Garcia amphitheater after fans petitioned the city of San Francisco. August 1st marks Garcia’s birthday. The Jerry Garcia Amphitheater is located at 45 John F. Shelley Drive, San Francisco.
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