The DeadBeats Keep On Truckin' For Jerry Garcia's Birthday Cody Drabble Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Cody Drabble / Capital Public Radio The DeadBeats are a Grateful Dead cover band from Nevada City. They're performing on what would have been Grateful Dead lead guitarist Jerry Garcia's 76th birthday, who died on August 9, 1995. The DeadBeats are performing on Saturday Aug. 4 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City for the Jerry Bash, a community celebration of the Grateful Dead with music, food and art. Watch the DeadBeats perform "Loser"