JERRY'S B-DAY WEEKEND BASH - Steely Dead & Keystone Revisited + Reed Mathis | 7/31/21

Article Contributed by Mr. Hat | Published on Sunday, July 18, 2021

Mr. Hat Presents a very Jerry Birthday weekend blowout- an evening with STEELY DEAD and KEYSTONE REVISTED w/ REED MATHIS on 6 string featuring the MAD ALCHEMY LIQUID LIGHTSHOW now ON THE WATERFRONT at the Mare Island Coal Sheds in Vallejo, CA. Local craft beers, wine and food trucks available, now also featuring a Burning Man sculpture art exhibit and fantastic waterfront views.

Steely Dead is a musical hybrid of the Grateful Dead and Steely Dan. Sonic worlds collide, between the structure, arrangement and precision studio recordings of rock legends Steely Dan, cross-pollinated with the Grateful Dead’s free-flowing, melodic improvisation and masterful song segues. Steely Dead merges these major concepts together while infusing the influence unto each band. Steely Dead is committed to the nuance of both bands while remaining playful with jam segues between songs, and delivering a unique musical blend. For fans of both or either one of these great bands.

Members of Steely Dead include Dave Abear of Melvin Seals and JGB, Bill McKay formerly of Derek Trucks Band and Leftover Salmon. Chris Sheldon of the DeadPhish Orchestra. Matt Abear and Dylan Teifer of Mr. Big Bear.

Keystone Revisited celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders and features the inimitable Tony Saunders on bass with a fantastic band featuring Scott Guberman, Sunshine Garcia Becker, Bradley Leach and for this show very special guest Reed Mathis!

Mare Island Concerts are family-friendly outdoor waterfront concerts featuring live bands and mind-blowing visuals. There will be a variety of food trucks and locally produced beer and wine and soft drinks- no outside food or drinks permitted. Gates open at 6 pm. Gold and Silver Pass Holders may enter at 5:30 and will receive one free limited edition event poster per pass. Bring your crew; all ages.

There will be a PA system and an FM radio broadcast, and there will be silent disco headphones available for rent.

PLEASE BRING flashlights, bling, costumery, a positive attitude, dancing shoes.

PLEASE DON'T BRING pets, outside food or beverages, weapons, baggage, BBQs.

Please do not attend if you have COVID, or know you have been exposed to it, or if you are having symptoms.


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