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Christmas concert features Jerry Garcia music

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Very Jerry Christmas

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15

Auburn Odd Fellows Lodge, 1226 Lincoln Way, Auburn

Tickets $25 in advance and $30 day of show, and are available at Clock Tower Records, Cherry Records, Yabobo, Tribal Weaver (Auburn) or at keepsmilinpromotions.com and 530-906-7441

Will your Christmas be “Jerry” and bright?

A Grateful Dead-Jerry Garcia tribute holiday concert, Very Jerry Christmas VII, will take place at Auburn Odd Fellows Lodge.

Among the performers will be Melvin Seals, long-time keyboardist for the Jerry Garcia Band, and John Kadlecik, lead guitar and vocals for Further and Dark Star Orchestra.

“Very Jerry Christmas has become a tradition, and a sell-out for six years now, but this will be the first time at the funky and fun not to mention vintage Odd Fellows Lodge, aka ‘The Foothill Fillmore West,’” said Scott Holbrook, the show’s organizer.

New for this year’s event, there will be a light show by Steve Goldsmith and Liquid Light Productions.

“This truly will be a very special holiday celebration!” Holbrook said.

This 21-and-over event will have a full bar serving local craft beer along with typical bar drinks.

So for those loving holiday cheer and tie dye, this might be their concert of the year.

“Melvin’s mastery of the Hammond is legendary, and the band he has created is just getting more and more fun — as they say, ‘you need to see it to believe it,” Holbrook said.