On 21 July 2005, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Commission passed a resolution to name the amphitheater in McLaren Park “The Jerry Garcia Amphitheater”. The official naming ceremony took place last Saturday.
According to this first-hand report, Mayor Gavin Newson was on hand, tye-dyed sock and all. Some of The Grateful Dead guitarist’s artwork was also installed at San Francisco City Hall as part of an inaugural exhibit for a new gallery. The exhibit includes drawings from Garcia’s childhood and days as a student at The California School of the Arts.
You gotta love a city that embraces its artists so wholeheartedly.