Guanabanas to Host 4th Annual Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash Sunday, July 28


All-day celebration of the music of the Grateful Dead and its legendary leader to feature six acts

Jupiter, FL – June 26, 2019 – In what has become a popular, annual tradition for Roots Music, Inc. and Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar (960 North Highway A1A Jupiter, FL 33477), the Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash will take place on Sunday, July 28, 2019. Beginning promptly at noon, the event features six incredible bands all celebrating the life and musical spirit of The Grateful Dead leader and his music. This year’s event is being sponsored by Cigar City Brewing Company. It is free and open to the public.

“We are incredibly excited to once again be hosting our Jerry Garcia Bash,” says Guanabanas talent buyer Matt Cahur. “While not all bands on the line up are Jerry or Dead tribute bands, expect everyone to celebrate the music of the era and embellish upon the music that Jerry brought to the table over the years.” There will also be vendors selling jewelry, accessories and Dead merch.

Unlimited Devotion was conceived in Miami on 2012, and is now dually based in the Tampa / St. Petersburg area and the Magic City. UD has played in all three of the previous Guanabanas Jerry tributes and are a very popular throughout the U.S. and especially South Florida. They are not a traditional Grateful Dead tribute band, as they don’t emulate the band’s song book. More so, they interpret it, expressing themselves through improvisation. More info:

Guavatron is one part fruit, one part band, and one part transforming mechanized battle robot from another planet. Based in West Palm Beach, they place an emphasis on improvisation, creating a fresh sound at every show while keeping their roots of dance, rock, electronica, and funk involved. They also are veterans of each of Guanabanas’ Jerry fests. More information about them is available at

Spiral Light hails from Delray Beach and features the virtuoso guitar playing of Joni Bottari (formerly of Girl Jerry). A Dead tribute band, they played last year’s Jerry Bash, which served as their Guanabanas debut as well. Their band name comes from the Dead song “Terrapin Station”; they are also influenced by Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan. The quartet often performs throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties, and is available for private parties and events. More information:

CBDB is a progressive rock, jam-band from Alabama and their music is spreading from the Southeast across the nation like wildfire. Defining a newfound southern blend of joyous and progressive rock ‘n roll, they channel a sonic mix of soulful vocals and virtuosic musicianship with smart, tasteful songwriting. They have just released their third full-length album called Out of Line, which was recorded at Zac Brown’s legendary Southern Ground Nashville studio.

The Heavy Pets are a funked up rock and roll band from South Florida who are returning to the Jerry Bash after headlining the 2nd annual affair in 2017. Relix Magazine has called them “a living, breathing force of nature”, and they embody this musically by constantly touring the State of Florida and the United States. Previously, they played an all-Dead set they call “Heavy Dead”, and it remains to be seen what they have in store this year.

Formed in 2018 in South Florida, TAND means well-sunned skin and musically represents a fusion of rock, funk and soul. Formed from the ashes of several groups and fused by a mutual love for a dearly departed bandmate (Tripp Gray from Sawgrass Express), the band’s number one priority is for the listener to enjoy their funky-spirited, high-energy, improvisational, dancing rock and roll with heart and soul. Learn more at Tand.Band.

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Guanabanas is an open air restaurant, bar and live music venue with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead, and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays.

Guanabanas also offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol. Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing

The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and  money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider FoundationMartin Memorial HospitalHaiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve FoundationFreedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County FirefightersFurry Friends, and many others.

The live music venue has hosted some legendary artists in its 10 year history, including the likes of Michael Franti, Julian Marley, Turkuaz, Inner Circle, Third World, and Zach Deputy. Solo artists can be heard Saturday and Sunday mornings during brunch. On Saturday afternoons, a matinee show from 4 to 7 p.m. offers some of the region’s finest musicians.  

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