Jerry Garcia 80th Birthday Celebration
Mon Aug 01

Jerry Garcia 80th Birthday Celebration

feat. The Very Jerry Band & The Captain Midnight Band

DATE: Monday, August 1, 2022
DOORS: 7:00 PM
Genre: Tribute
Age Limit: Must be 18 or Older
Price: $15 ADV; $20 DOS (General Admission)
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Come on out to Salvage Station on Monday, August 1st, 2022 to celebrate the life and times of Jerry Garcia! Jerry would have turned 80 this year, so we’re blowing it out with back-to-back performances from The Very Jerry Band and The Captain Midnight Band LIVE on the Indoor Stage!

Doors open at 7PM and the music starts at 8PM. This is a General Admission, 18+ ONLY show (no exceptions). FREE PARKING!

Tickets are NOW ON SALE ($15 ADV; $20 DOS)!

Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul food and we’ll have our full bar open for you to enjoy! 

CDC guidelines + band requirements + our venue policies are subject to change daily, so please keep your eyes on for updates. We do not issue refunds based on our Covid-19 policies and reserve the right to change them at any time.

Check out our FAQ page here to learn about large event parking options, what you can and cannot bring inside the venue, and MORE!


Internationally-ignored superstar, Captain Midnight is the world’s only known purveyor of “Waterbed Rock & Roll”.

Crunchy Rock Guitar Riffs, Thick R&B Grooves, and Soaring Vocal Harmonies combine to create a unique, yet familiar soundscape for jammy anthems, sci-fi imagery, and humorous adult situations.

The Captain Midnight Band’s diverse appeal has resulted in club, theater, and festival dates with such acts as Dark Star Orchestra, moe, Cypress Hill, Twiddle, Marcus King, Leftover Salmon, Billy Strings, N.R.P.S.,  Karl Denson, TAUK, and many more.

Flattering comparisons to genre-defying acts such as P-Funk, Frank Zappa, and Ween are evident in the live show, where a genuine, energetic exchange is crafted and nurtured between the band, fans, and whoever is lucky enough to be in the vicinity.

The sexy, slick production on the band’s four studio albums has certainly raised a few ear brows, but any fan will tell you that “Waterbed Rock & Roll” translates best in a live setting. At the beginning of the pandemic, the band acquired a bunch of gear with the idea of doing live streams but ultimately ended up writing and recording a brand new record, due to be released in spring 2022. Captain Midnight Band’s previous releases are all available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, and Spotify.

Formed in pre-Katrina New Orleans, and currently based in Nashville, The Captain Midnight Band has developed a sound that shamelessly borrows from both cities’ musical heritages. Songcraft, showmanship, and the right amount of grease combine to fuse style, substance, and groove, while relentless touring and experimentation seasons the overall presentation.


The Very Jerry Band was formed in December of 2015 in Asheville NC.  Led by Spiro Nicolopoulos on guitar and vocals and featuring an all-star ensemble from some of the southeast’s favorite jammers – the Very Jerry Band quickly became a regional favorite for Jerry Garcia fans craving music faithful to the spirit and soul of the Jerry Garcia Band.  The Very Jerry Band is presented in the classic 6-piece JGB lineup with guitar, bass, organ, drums, and harmony singers. Their setlist draws from Garcia Band favorites to deep cuts from the JGB catalog and keep audiences rocking all night long and coming back for more.  

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