Article Contributed by Shakedown Vegas | Published on Monday, April 15, 2024

Tune in to Sirius CH23 The Grateful Dead Channel This Sunday at 1pm West Coast Time / 4pm East Coast Time to hear organizer Molly Henderson chat about Shakedown Vegas with hosts Gary Lambert & David Gans on Tales From The Golden Road radio show.

We are having a “High TIme” announcing our first round of confirmed Musicians and Artists! 

First Two Weekends Artists:





Scheduled for later in June/July:




DAVID GANS has been in broadcasting for more than 25 years and has been the producer and host of the nationally syndicated Grateful Dead Hour since 1987. He is the author of three books and producer of several Dead-related recordings. Davis will perform on the main stage opening weekend. (

JIMMY CARPENTER is a Grammy Award winning composer and Gulf Coast Records Recording Artist. Playing the saxophone with a full band accompaniment Jimmy will perform JIMMY PLAYS JERRY a set of Jerry Garcia Band songs and inspired compositions. (  

THE MESS AROUNDS Homegrown Las Vegas outfit will take listeners on a trip into the psychedelic wonders of the universe while bringing deep enriched jams that will make even your granny start to jig. (

SHAKEDOWN STRINGS The Kansas CIty, MO trio is composed of an upright bass, violin and guitar with all three taking turns at vocals. Heavily influenced by the Grateful Dead, long-time friends and collaborators draw upon improvisational prowess to explore the music universe while bringing energy, passion, and joy to anyone within earshot. (

JOSHUA HITCHENS - BOLT OF SUNSHINE PHOTOGRAPHY A touring photographer with a focus on documenting the live music experience Josh has worked with artists like Dead & Company, Willie Nelson, Warren Haynes, Cris Jacobs and more. Josh will be exhibiting a gallery of photos from his adventures as well as limited edition collaborations with poster artists and a few special guests. (

Specific Dates and Times will be posted soon;

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO POSTER ARTIST MIKE DuBOIS For helping us out with some beautiful art to get us going. Shakedown Vegas Doin’ It Just For you! Perfectly expresses the spirit of the Shakedown Vegas experience, Everyone coming from far and wide to embark on Vegas  is sure to have a “Real Good Time”

The Shakedown Challenge is coming along nicely! Videos of people from all over the world have been sending in their short videos of individuals and groups saying “Shakedown Vegas”. Production staff has been compiling these videos and posting them to the event's official Instagram page. Check em out here:

*Shakedown Vegas will take place 11am - 7pm, 3 days a week for 8 of 9 weeks, starting Thurs - Sat May 16, 17, 18 & Fri - Sun May 24, 25, 26 & Thu - Sat May 30, 31, 6/1 & Thu - Sat June 6, 7, 8 & Thu - Sat June 13, 14, 15 & Thu - Sat June 20, 21, 22 & Thu - Sat July 4, 5, 6 & Thu - Sat July 11, 12, 13 @ The Tuscany Suites And Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

For more information and the most up to date news about the event please checkout & Shakedown Las Vegas on Facebook. 

To arrange interviews Please contact Molly Henderson at [email protected], Liora Soladay at (415) 272-8062 or Robert Shatzer at (707) 701-3030.