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Published: 2013/09/16

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Will Keep Original Name

While the naming rights to San Francisco’s Jerry Garcia Amphitheater were up in the air, it appears as if the venue will get to keep the name of The Grateful Dead’s most beloved figure. A spokeswoman for Levitt Pavilions, the company in talks to take over the naming rights, said on Saturday they have officially passed on the site.

Trixie Garcia, Jerry’s daughter, agreed with the decision. “This is the neighborhood Jerry grew up in, the locals and Deadheads will always fight a name change!” she said in a statement. “I am proud and honored that San Francisco, especially the local communities surrounding the Amphitheater, memorialized my dad with the naming of the Amphitheater and see it as my duty to help protect that name.”

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Well September 16, 2013, 16:57:42

This may sound awesome but it says in the article that company that was going to buy it out and change the name was going “to put on 50 free concerts a year at the little-used McLaren Park stage.” This is a bitter sweet kind of thing.

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