Grateful Dead

Renowned Deadhead Photographer Jay Blakesberg brings his Between The Dark and Light - Grateful Dead Slideshow Storytelling Presentation to the East coast for 4 dates in celebration of his new book – Jerry Garcia: Secret Space of Dreams.

Sunday, February 23 - Elation, Norfolk, VA - doors 4PM, program 5PM Advance tickets at Eventbrite.com

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Evergreen, CO

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During the mid-1970s, the Grateful Dead saga was unfolding like a Greek classic. The Sisyphean Wall Of Sound had nearly broken the band. From it spawned a Medusa head of countless side projects, all deliciously fruitful but woefully not the same as the whole. The chorus lay in wait, pondering the reemergence of their heroes, and wondering if "THE LAST ONE" had really been it...

One of the highest moments in Grateful Dead history came on September 16, 1978, in front of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh, when a rhythm and percussion choir led by Mickey Hart’s friend Hamza El Din opened for the band’s second set  by playing his song “Ollin Arageed.” As they sang and percussed, the moon went into eclipse.  One by one, the band members drifted on to the stage and joined them, eventually going into “Fire on the Mountain.”  It was pure magic.

The story behind one of the most technically decorated and carefully crafted bass instruments in music history is one of true Grateful Dead lore.

Steve Kimock brought his famed Voodoo Dead experience to the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA on Feb 5, 2020.  Kimock was joined by legendary New Orleans bassist George Porter, Jr.

Acclaimed guitarist Joe Marcinek and singer-songwriter David Gans, host of the Grateful Dead Hour and the Grateful Dead SiriusXM channel will play an evening of Bob Dylan and Grateful Dead tunes at the Fox Theatre in Boulder on Thursday, March 26 with drummer Adam Perry (Gasoline Lollipops, Yawpers) and surprise Colorado guests.

On Wednesday, March 18, join Teton Gravity Research at the Boulder Theater as they bring Chris Benchetler's Fire on the Mountain to the big screen for an immersive premiere experience.

The night will feature a live rendition of the soundtrack by Shakedown Street, one of the longest running Grateful Dead cover bands, followed by a full show of Grateful Dead favorites.

It’s hard to imagine a better match than the spirit of New Orleans with the vibe of the Grateful Dead, so Voodoo Dead just seems to make perfect sense.

Thanks to the generosity of the guitar's new owner Andy Logan, Dark Star Orchestra guitarist Jeff Mattson will be the first to perform with the instrument since Garcia set it down following that summer evening's show. Alligator returns to the stage Saturday, February 15 when Dark Star Orchestra performs at The Warfield in San Francisco.

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