The New Riders of the Purple Sage are donating proceeds from their concert to Kootenay Co-op Radio.

New Riders pledge support for KCR

The outlaw rocker band, founded by Jerry Garcia, are donating proceeds from their appearance to the local radio station.

When outlaw rockers New Riders of the Purple Sage (NRPS) arrive in Nelson for two back-to-back concerts this weekend, they’ll deliver more than just hours of live music. The band will also leave behind a Rex Foundation grant for Kootenay Co-op Radio (KCR).

Rex Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 1983 by members of the Grateful Dead, with the mission of supporting creative endeavours and grassroots community action.

NRPS, originally a Grateful Dead side project, is among numerous bands that continue to support Rex through their music.

For their Nelson concerts, NRPS will donate $1.50 from every ticket sold to Rex. There will also be a silent auction featuring Grateful Dead memorabilia. The items will be available to bid on for an hour before each show, and full proceeds from items sold with be added to their donation.

Money raised for Rex during Nelson events will be turned into a grant for KCR.

NRPS are playing live at the Capitol on November 21 and 22. Doors at 7 p.m. The band will play two sets, beginning at 8 p.m.

This is an all ages, general admission concert. Tickets are $39.50 plus fees. For more information visit

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