The music never stops for San Francisco, even during the fog filled days of Bay Area summer baseball. The 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants and their fans will once again celebrate The Grateful Dead as a legendary piece of San Francisco culture and one of the greatest musical acts to come from the City by The Bay.
Grateful Dead Day takes place at this year on August 5th. Fans purchasing the special ticket package against the Milwaukee Brewers will receive a special Dead-themed Giants souvenir. Members of the band will also participate in pregame game activities.
Last year, The Giants celebrated Jerry Garcia's August 1st birthday by giving out Jerry Bobbleheads to lucky fans. During the 7th inning stretch, founding members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir sang the national anthem with Giant's third base coach Tim Flannery. Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart also lead 42,000 fans clad in orange and black to Take Me Out to the Ballgame. And with pre-game performances by Dead tribute bands and seating sections set aside for fans lucky enough to score a ticket, ATT Park was quite the "Shakedown" scene.
Proceeds from the special ticket packages will benefit Bay Area charities chosen by members of the band.