Deadheads including fans of The Grateful and the great Jerry Garcia have an opportunity to be a part of a synergistic moment in music, technology and art history. Newly minted NFT’s dedicated to Jerry Garcia will arrive for auction on Friday, July 23rd, 2021. The Jerry Garcia Family announced the NFT release of a collection of Jerry Garcia’s artwork as part of an exclusive NFT (non-fungible token) and will be Open Editions.
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What is an Open Edition NFT?
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.
Handpicked by Steve Parish
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.”
Unlock the Physical Jerry Garcia Memorabilia Drop
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.