I grew up outside of New York City [edit: my mother would kill me if she heard me refer to it as New York City. Sorry, mom!], where Columbia University's WKCR-FM was renowned for its 24-or-more-hour birthday broadcasts of jazz legends -- I have particularly fond youthful memories of July 4th weekend, which meant 48 hours of Louis Armstrong alternated with 12 hours of The Twilight Zone on WPIX Channel 11 -- so something about the idea of marking left-of-center cultural icons with huge marathon celebrations has been hardwired into me. Given all that, the idea that Jerry Garcia gets a whole 9-day week among the faithful just makes me happy.
I'm getting things started with one of my favorite Scarlet>Fires from 4/13/83 Burlington, VT.
Happy Jerry Week.