“It’s always going to be Jerry’s Forest… but from now on that is Neal’s stage at Garcia’s Forest.” Circles Around The Sun made a cosmic voyage around LOCKN’ by playing their very first and last show with Neal Casal in the Garcia’s Forest. As Peter Shapiro said, “That is the true meaning of a circle around the sun—they started it and ended it in that way.”
On September 25, 2019, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York hosted, “There’s A Reward: A Celebration of the Life & Music of Neal Casal to benefit MusiCares®.” In a touching moment before the set break, a photo of Neal Casal’s plaque that would permanently adorn his memorial stage in Garcia’s Forest was projected for all to see.
Rest easy, Neal. We will forever cherish the memories that you left behind. You brought joy into our lives.