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Fans Grateful for A ‘Very Jerry Christmas’

Grateful Dead tribute band The Get Down is planning to deliver the gift of a special Christmas nightcap to the Ohio Valley.

The Get Down will play host to “A Very Jerry Christmas” at 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 25, at the historic Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville, featuring music of the Grateful Dead performed lived by the band and a number of very special guests.

After the family holiday get-togethers, church services, gift exchanges, feasts and traditional celebrations wind down, the festivities will continue in a big way with a night dancing to live music by one of the tri-state region’s most popular Grateful Dead tribute bands. The Get Down has delivered a Christmas treat in the past, and with everyone home for the holidays and most businesses closed on Christmas Day, the “Very Jerry Christmas” promises to once again be a well-attended community gathering of extended family and friends.

Special guests include Tim Boyd of Wheeling-based psychedelic jam band KR-3, who will make his debut on lead guitar with The Get Down.

Vocalist Anthony Riley and other guests musicians are expected to appear as well, and there will be a top-notch sound system and light show to help fill the Lincoln Theater with holiday cheer.

There will be a complimentary cocktail and refreshment lounge directly across from the Lincoln Theater at the former Florentine Arts Center, and free shuttle services will be available to all local hotels.

For more information, visit the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ TheGetDownWV.

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