Epiphone presented an AJ-200 to the San Francisco Public School System and the Jerry Garcia Foundation, during the dedication for the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre in San Francisco's McLaren Park (Oct. 29). The guitar served as part of a donation to help start the "Jerry Garcia Guitar Club" at the James Denman Middle School in Excelsior where Jerry attended school. The Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, presented an official proclamation naming the amphitheatre in Jerry's honor, who is a native of San Francisco. Tiff Garcia (Jerry Garcia's brother) and school teacher, Ken Pelto also made an appearance for the dedication. The event was hosted by Master of Ceremonies, Wavy Gravy, with special appearances by The Jefferson Starship, Jefferson Family Galactic Reunion, Grapefruit Ed Acoustic, Little Wheels Band, Mystery Cats, and others.

 

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