Jerry Day is a civic and cultural event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son – Jerry Garcia. This event captures the true spirit of Jerry Garcia as we celebrate his legacy the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater and recognize his Excelsior roots. By uniting the diverse communities of San Francisco through Jerry’s music we are creating something extraordinary for Jerry’s childhood neighborhood – the Excelsior District McLaren Park and the City and County of San Francisco. Jerry Day 411 On August 2nd 2015 the Excelsior Cultural Group and the Jerry Day Committee fiscally-sponsored by San Francisco Parks Alliance will present the 13th Annual Jerry Garcia Day Celebration Jerry Day 2015 at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Mclaren Park located at 45 John F. Shelley Drive bordering the Excelsior District of San Francisco. Jerry Day was founded in 2002 when the community came together in order to fundraise for a dilapidated playground located in the southeastern section of San Francisco's Excelsior District. Realizing the need for financial help and awareness a native of the community contacted the Jerry Garcia Estate in order to get their financial support and blessing to memorialize Jerry Garcia in his childhood neighborhood. From this a long term relationship began where the local community was able to use his artwork to fundraise for the playground and to rename an amphitheater in his name the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. Our first Jerry Garcia / Excelsior event happened on September 19th 2002 at the Italian American Social Club where we raised $5000 for the playground and called the event 'Jerry Shirt' after a shirt that was used as a fundraiser for the playground.