When it comes to legendary jam bands, the grand daddy of them all is easily the Grateful Dead. Fans would often follow
the Grateful Dead on tour, and they had one of the most loyal followings in the world of music. The members of Grateful Dead,
though, were and are determined to give back using their fame, which sparked the birth of the Rex Foundation and Rex Foundation
Benefit tour dates.
The Rex Foundation was created in 1983 by the members of the Grateful Dead in order to help the members of the band give
back. The funds the Rex Foundation has raised support creative endeavors in everything from arts to sciences and education.
A year after the Rex Foundation's founding, the first benefit
concert date for the Rex Foundation took place.
When Grateful Dead lead guitarist Jerry Garcia died in 1995, it further empowered the mission of the Rex Foundation. Now,
the Rex Foundation works to give back to the community, but also to celebrate the life and legacy of Jerry Garcia. For Grateful
Dead fans, it doesn't get a whole lot better than attending a Rex Foundation Benefit concert.