By Chris M. Junior
Early August is a bittersweet time for Jerry Garcia fans.
Aug. 1 is Garcia’s birthday, while Aug. 9 is the day the late Grateful Dead leader died in 1995.
Sirius XM will honor Garcia through Aug. 9 with special programming as part of Jerry Week on the Grateful Dead Channel. Here’s a look at some highlights:
* 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET daily: Full-length Garcia interviews (from 1975, 1986, 1987, 1989 and 1991).
* 3 a.m., noon and 9 p.m. ET daily: Electric and acoustic Garcia concerts (nine total) from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
* 3 p.m. ET on Aug. 4: A broadcast of the Garcia vigil held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on the 10th anniversary of his death.
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