John Kadlecik

The jam band enthusiasts—“aged Deadheads”—and hipsters alike, all made their way out from the depths of the Colorado Front Range for a night of Grateful Dead tribute and homage. Dark Star Orchestra made the Dead fans of Denver “Get Up, Get Off, Get Out of the Door,” to suit up for an original setlist and production at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 5th, 2021.

John Kadlecik to Join Members of Dark Star Orchestra For First Time in 10+ Years Starting Tonight in Denver April 8 - 11, Streaming Live on Fans


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But I am very glad to finally be looking at 2020 in the rear-view mirror! It has been interesting seeing how different artists have been coping with the pandemic and related restrictions. I have, like everyone of course, had to cancel and reschedule a number of shows and scaled waaaaaay back on touring. Fortunately, I had been working on my Solo Acousti’Lectric show pre-covid and have been able to hang in there doing occasional outdoor events and extremely reduced-capacity indoor events.

About 40 years after joining the original Jerry Garcia Band, Melvin Seals & JGB delivered on December 20 two solid sets at a private, socially distanced performance. The gathering of a few dozen folks, mostly masked, took place on a bright, sunny afternoon in the small Sierra Nevada foothill community of Auburn, Calif. That the improbable, COVID-era show happened all was thanks to the tireless efforts of local concert impresario Scott Holbrook and his Keep Smilin’ Promotions.

A few tickets are still available for Saturday, November 28 at Ram's Head Onstage in Annapolis, MD, but tomorrow night's benefit show for the DC Central Kitchen at the Hamilton is sold out!

However... a multi-camera soundboard livestream will be available, and $3 from each livestream ticket will go towards the DC Central Kitchen!

[Click/tap here for Wednesday, November 25 Livestream tickets]

This will be the first time Rob Eaton & John Kadlecik have played together since John K left Dark Star Orchestra to play with Furthur in Fall 2009!

We hope you all had as spectacular of an Halloween as possible under the, ah... current circumstances. I'll be doing a special all-Grateful Dead livestream performance tonight on YouTube at 7:15p EST in honor of the "Day of the Dead" and the 50th anniversary of the release of American Beauty!

For the first time in six months, Melvin Seals & JGB return to the stage for a very special one-night event, "Cats On The Bandstand: A Very Melvin Birthday Show.” 

Beloved Philly Grateful Dead tribute Splintered Sunlight will be webcasting two LIVE concerts this 4th of July weekend from Ardmore Music Hall! Special guest John Kadlecik will sit in with the band on Saturday night. Both streams will be free via and Facebook Live, but tips to the band and venue are welcome!

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