Grateful Dead alumni Weir, Lesh to perform at Mount Tamalpais festival

Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, two of the four surviving members of the Grateful Dead, will headline the third Sound Summit concert Sept. 9 in the outdoor amphitheater on Mount Tamalpais, the show’s producers announced Monday.

The daylong festival also stars My Morning Jacket’s Jim James in a solo performance, singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis, New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Bay Area folk group Vetiver. Lesh and Weir will perform with the Phil Lesh and Friends band.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Admission is $110 for adults and $55 for children 12 and younger. Children under 2 can attend at no cost.

The show is scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival, a historic weekend that drew tens of thousands of young people to the same 3,700-seat amphitheater in June 1967, the Summer of Love, to hear then-fledgling bands like the Doors and the Jefferson Airplane. It was the first major rock festival in America, preceding the Monterey Pop Festival by a week. And it was the last major rock event of its kind on the mountain for 46 years, until Sound Summit executive producer Michael Nash staged Tam Jam in the Mountain Theater in 2013.

“Sound Summit continues to fulfill what we’d envisioned – a spirited community gathering in a stellar location with a great soundtrack,” Nash said in a prepared statement. “There’s a tangible sense of getting away from it all for a day and getting back to nature, distinctly different from a down-on-the-ground event.”

Produced by the Roots & Branches Conservancy, Sound Summit is the nonprofit’s third annual fundraiser for Mount Tamalpais State Park. The first two Sound Summits, in 2015 and 2016, raised $100,000, according to the producers.

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle

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