While official Summer of Love 50th anniversary festivities for San Francisco are still mired in licensing/permit negotiations, Dead & Company’s return engagement to the Bay Area on June 3 was a magnet for 1967-ish apparel, attitudes, smokeables, and music – the concert’s first set featured “Viola Lee Blues,” the closing tune on The Grateful Dead’s 1967 self-titled debut.
"Colorado Getaway: The History of the Grateful Dead in the High Country" will feature a panel discussion with original members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, who will speak on the band's defining events in Colorado, from the free Human Be-In at City Park in 1967, to a barn outside of Colorado Springs, plus their storied shows at Red Rocks, 1987 Telluride show and the band's many appearances in Boulder.
On June 9th, 2017, the Industrial Hemp Research Foundation will host a fun, educational event to celebrate the 8th Annual Hemp History Week, a national grassroots education campaign taking place from June 5-11, 2017, which aims to renew support for hemp farming in the United States. This year’s campaign theme is Breaking Ground, which focuses on how regenerative hemp farming, hemp foods, and other hemp products provide sustainability solutions for the next generation.
Joe Russo's Friends with Benefits featuring: John Scofield , Nels Cline (Wilco), Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Circles Around The Sun) Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood), Joe Russo, Cass McCombs, Dave Dreiwitz (Ween, Joe Russo's Almost Dead), Dave Harrington (Darkside, Hooteroll? + Plus), Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo's Almost Dead), Delicate Steve, Scott Metzger (Joe Russo's Almost Dead), Jon Shaw (Bob Weir, Shakey Graves), Erik Deutsch (Charlie Hunter, Hooteroll?
Phil Lesh will be joined on 5/26 by: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Karl Denson, Robert Randolph, Jackie Greene, Ross James, Jason Crosby, Tony Leone, and Alex Koford. 5/27: Karl Denson, Robert Randolph, Neal Casal, Ross James, Jason Crosby, Tony Leone, and Alex Koford.
Believe me when I say the most important part of the Grateful Dead is… family. And that idea lives on in the northeast’s premier family-friendly festival celebrating the life and music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia, known simply as Jerry Jam. Family is what the music creates and family is what this intimate festival full of music and kid friendly activities will create July 21st through the 23rd.