Melvin Seals is best known for his friendship and musical partnership with cultural icon Jerry Garcia.

He has spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band and in doing so helped pioneer what has now become "Jam Band Music."

Melvin continues to bring his unique brand of melodic flavor to the stage with his latest projects, Vitamin B-3 and The Mix, Melvin Seals JGB Band and Melvin Seal Rhythm Factory.

Tomorrow night at Penn's Peak, Melvin Seals and JGB make a stop at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

The opening act is Boris Garcia, who is well known for his Jerry Garcia tributes.

The JGB consists of Pete Lavezzoli on drums, Stu Allen on guitar, Jimmy Tebeau on bass and Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker on back up vocals.

Allen is a founding member of The Jones Gang, Minneapolis' premier Grateful Dead tribute band.

Tebeau has, amazingly enough, played over 2,500 shows since 1990 featuring the music of Jerry Garcia, and he still continues today with the JGB.

Lavezzoli, like the others, also started out playing in a Grateful Dead tribute band. He has been playing with Crazy Fingers since 1990.

After tomorrow's concert, the next major stage event will be Friday, Oct. 14, with country music superstar Loretta Lynn, performing.

Upcoming concerts at Penn's Peak are as follows:


Ÿ 6 - Melvin Seals & JGB, 8 p.m. Opening act is Boris Garcia. Tickets $17 advance and $22 day of show.

Ÿ 14 - Loretta Lynn, 8 p.m. Tickets $48 and $38.

Ÿ21 - Ryan Pelton, featuring every era of Elvis Presley's career, 8 p.m. Tickets $25 and $22.

Ÿ 28 - The Tubes with The Large Flowerheads, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 advance and $22 day of show.

Ÿ 30 - Willie Nelson & Family, 8 p.m. Tickets $54 and $49. (Tickets go on sale Aug. 13).


Ÿ 3 - The Australian Pink Floyd Show, 8 p.m. Tickets $37 and $32. (Tickets on sale Aug. 20).

Ÿ 4 - Little River Band with special guest Ambrosia, 8 p.m. Tickets $34 and $29.

Ÿ 5 - Get the Led Out, 8 p.m. Tickets $33 for PIT, $28 reserved, and $23 SRO in back of hall.

Ÿ 10 - REO Speedwagon, 8 p.m. Tickets $47 and $42. (Tickets on sale Aug. 13).

Ÿ 11 - Sabastian Bach, with Taunted by Tomorrow, 8 p.m. Tickets $24 advance, $29 day of show.

Ÿ 18 - Don McLean, with Mike Pilgermayer, 8 p.m. Tickets $29 and $24.

Ÿ 23 - Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m. Tickets $24 advance, $29 day of show. (Tickets on sale Aug. 20).


Ÿ 2 - Vanilla Fudge, the Farewell Tour. Opening act, Craig Thatcher Band, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 advance, $27 day of show. (Tickets on sale Aug. 13).

Ÿ 3 - Elektrik Company's Boogie to the Disco Show- The Ultimate Disco Tribute, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 advance, $22 day of show.


Ÿ 22 - The Music of Bill Monroe- Featuring Peter Rowan and the Travelin' McCourys, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 advance, $22 day of show.

Dinner Shows:

Ÿ Portrait of Sinatra, lunchon show. Oct. 11 & 12.

Ÿ A Tribute to Benny Goodman & Peggy Lee, luncheon show. Oct. 13.

Ÿ King Henry & The Showmen, luncheon show. Oct. 18, 19, and 20.

Ÿ The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, luncheon show. Oct. 25 & 26.

Ÿ Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians Directed by Al Pierson Christmas Show, luncheon show, Dec. 6 & 7.