Phil Lesh

It has been a long strange trip for the fourth annual Skull & Roses Festival. The biggest and best iteration of the festival finally took place this spring after a nearly three-year-long pandemic delay. The much-anticipated event drew the biggest crowd to date, attracting Deadheads from all over California, to the Ventura Fairgrounds, for four days of music inspired by The Grateful Dead.

Telluride Bluegrass, a bucket list festival for artists and music fans alike, is pleased to announce the final two artist additions to its already stacked 49th annual festival lineup which takes place June 16-19 in Telluride, Colorado: Elephant Revival will perform on Saturday and Sihasin featuring Jones Benally will perform on Friday.

Previously announced artists include:

If you’ve been on the fence about attending this year's SKULL & ROSES April 7-10th in Ventura, CA, here are just a few reasons why this is a NOT to be missed festival!

PHIL & FRIENDS

This year, and for the first time, an original member of the Grateful Dead, bass player Phil Lesh, joins SKULL & ROSES. The line up will feature: Phil Lesh, Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh, Jason Crosby & John Molo.

OTEIL & FRIENDS

To trace the lineage of numerous popular American genres, one only has to turn to the musical history of Chicago and absorb the city’s legacy as a cultural hub of jazz, blues, and rock n’ roll. Now, in honor of The Windy City’s rich background for diverse artistic innovation comes a first-of-its-kind music festival: SACRED ROSE.

In celebration of his 82nd birthday, Phil Lesh and The Capitol Theatre are gifting fans with the news that Lesh and his “Friends” are playing a 9-night extended October residency to celebrate Phil-o-Ween. The shows take place October 14 - 16, October 21 - 23, and October 28, 29, and 31. These residency shows will mark Phil's 100 show anniversary with The Cap, since 2012.

The String Cheese Incident is thrilled to announce their annual Colorado amphitheater Incidents at Dillon Amphitheater and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Joining SCI at Red Rocks will be Yonder Mountain String Band on Friday, Leftover Salmon on Saturday, and a very special Phil Lesh Incident on Sunday that will combine Phil Lesh with The String Cheese Incident for an unforgettable Sunday performance.

Few instruments in the history of rock music can rival Phil Lesh’s “Mission Control” bass as an example of technical advance and as a medium for musical virtuosity.  Jason Scheuner, its owner, is a Board member of the Grateful Guitars Foundation (GGF), which seeks to make sophisticated instruments available to the very best of jam band musicians.

Levitate's signature summertime celebration of music and art is back for its 9th annual celebration this July 8, 9 & 10 at the Marshfield Fairgrounds! The  largest iteration yet of the beloved homegrown festival, Levitate will bring its signature blend of world class artists and emerging local acts.

SKULL & ROSES is a four-day festival exploring unique Interpretations of Grateful Dead music & the community that surrounds it. The festival was postponed in 2020 and is looking forward to its grand return for the 4th - and what is sure to be the best - installment so far at the holy grail of the West Coast Grateful Dead scene, the Ventura County Fairgrounds (California), from April 7-10, 2022.