Dead & Company

I didn’t plan on going to the Sphere to see Dead and Company (a.k.a. “Dead & Co.”) during their months-long “Dead Forever” residency. But after missing U2 and Phish during the inaugural year of the high-tech Las Vegas arena, it was high time I went to check out the uber-visual experience. It doesn’t hurt that Dead & Co.

Moving indoors and taking over the Convention Space/Ballroom last week proved to be a big hit with attendees and vendors alike. Using the entire main ballroom and some space in the entryway to create a “Shakedown” atmosphere, similar to the outside version in previous weeks, was a huge success. Featuring over 80 vendors from all over the country, the organizers are now having to turn away new vendor applicants.

As Grateful Dead and Dead & Company fans flock to Las Vegas for Dead & Company’s “Dead Forever – Live at Sphere” residency, they may be surprised to run into the late, great Jerry Garcia…Well, an incredibly lifelike figure anyway.

As a tribute to the iconic songwriter, lead guitarist and lead singer of Grateful Dead, artist Larry “Rubber” Torro has sculpted and unveiled a life-size, lifelike statue currently on display at Animazing Gallery at The Palazzo Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.

Dead & Company, the beloved continuation of the Grateful Dead legacy, is thrilled to announce the extension of their highly successful residency at the state-of-the-art Sphere in Las Vegas. Due to overwhelming demand and sold-out shows, the band will be adding six more performances this August. Fans can now experience the magic of Dead & Company live on the following dates:

Following an unparalleled weekend of music, family, and the spirit of the Grateful Dead, Shakedown Las Vegas is thrilled to announce the resounding success of our opening weekend. We extend our deepest gratitude to the thousands of Deadheads who helped us welcome Dead & Company to the Sphere for an unforgettable residency in Sin City. Everyone who attended and shared the magic with their communities near and far contributed to an experience none of us will forget any time soon.

In celebration of the arrival of Deadheads to Las Vegas, Thrive Cannabis Marketplace and its adjacent lounge, Smoke & Mirrors, are excited to announce a unique collaboration with Garcia Hand Picked, a collection of cannabis products and merchandise created in partnership with The Garcia Family to honor the legacy of Jerry Garcia.

Starting May 18, as Dead and Company settle into Sphere for 24 nights over 8 weeks, PhanArt Presents: In All Good Company, a gathering of Grateful Dead artists and vendors at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, creating a true indoor Shakedown!

Part of DEAD BOWL, PhanArt will be held on Saturdays in May, June, and July. In All Good Company will feature Grateful Dead-inspired art and goods, including posters, clothing, memorabilia, and much more.

Join us for the "Shakedown After Dark" series—a thrilling late-night live music event. In partnership with Tuscany Suites & Casino, we're excited to present free live bands performing in the Copa Room every Friday and Saturday, from 10:30 PM to 1:00 AM+. This series is tailored for the 21+ crowd, enhancing the post-Sphere concert experience.

Copa Room, Tuscany Suites & Casino, 255 E. Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Schedule Highlights:

The Latin Dead, the innovative 11-piece ensemble known for their vibrant fusion of Grateful Dead classics with Latin rhythms, are scheduled to perform on May 16, 2024. This much-anticipated event will celebrate the inaugural night of Dead and Company’s Sphere residency at Backstage Bar and Billiards, located at 601 Fremont St., Las Vegas.

Elevate your Dead and Company Sphere Residency Experience beside your favorite artists and most beloved shakedown bands with Shakedown Vegas, at the Tuscany Suites and Casino this Spring and Summer.

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