Hardcore Deadheads including Jerry Garcia fans and fans of The Grateful Dead, the master songwriter Jerry Garcia’s band that carried Baby Boomers through three decades of beautiful Rock and Roll music now have a treasured opportunity to be a part of a very special synergistic moment in Rock and Roll history. At the intersection of technology and art arrives a Jerry Garcia fan experience in the form of a new set of freshly minted NFT’s dedicated to Captain Trips.
Scheduled to arrive for auction on Friday July 23rd, 2021, The Jerry Garcia Family recently announced the NFT release of the collection of Jerry Garcia’s artwork being auctioned as part of an exclusive NFT (non-fungible token).
The NFTs and the physical items and artwork are powered by VCCESS.COM NFT marketplaces and the experience was designed to bridge the physical world to the inevitable incoming digital metaverse. If interested you can head on over to VCCESS.COM on Friday, July 23rd, create your account and securely purchase your Jerry Garcia digital collectible via blockchain technology. It’s suppose to be that simple and remember that Debit/Credit Cards and Ethereum payments are accepted and let’s not forget to mention that these will be Open Editions NFTs. Following me so far?
The four NFT pieces will be available in unlimited quantities in a term called Open Editions, giving access to the Grateful Dead’s massive fan base. In the world of NFTs, Open Editions are only available for a scheduled allotted amount of time. There is no limitation on how many are available during that time. However, after the time expires and the NFT auction window is up – the NFTs typically will no longer be able to be purchased. This is why it is important for fans of the Grateful Dead who want to participate to make sure to gain access.
The Jerry Garcia memorabilia will be minted by longtime Grateful Dead roadie and Jerry Garcia Band Manager Steve Parish. The auction is set to begin July 23rd at 12 p.m. PST. The auction will than be live for 72-96 hours only.
Discussing the new Jerry Garcia NFT drop, Steve Parish observes “In the brave new world of NFT’s, I take a jump. I take a leap. I try to figure out what it all means. And I bring the sacred items of my life and the glorious story of my relationship with Jerry Garcia, the Jerry Garcia Band and the Grateful Dead to this brave new medium. It is something that is a bold experiment. And I feel it is something that needs to happen to provide access to people that may want to have a piece of this history. So I take the leap along with all of us.”
Along with the Open Edition NFTs, the drop will also include 1 of 1 NFTs of each item, with the potential to unlock the physical memorabilia for the auction winners. The items and NFTs up for auction include Jerry Garcia’s favorite go-to guitar pedal. He rocked out with this pedal in-studio and live in concert. Alongside the pedal is Jerry’s Yamaha amp from his days jamming with the Jerry Garcia Band, and artwork from the Jerry Garcia Bands 1991 tour. And my favorite is the one-of-a-kind sketch of the Ice Cream Kid character by the legendary artist, Mouse.