It was easy to tell that Ventura was a bastion of Deadheads of all ages when the faithful descended on the Majestic Ventura Theater on February 20th for a concert by Dark Star Orchestra. The Grateful Dead cover band has a massive following in Ventura, as evidenced by the sold-out crowd that spilled out into the streets. Curbside vendors sold all manner of Dead paraphernalia, while faithful followers without tickets searched for the mythical “Miracle Ticket.”
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros have rescheduled their headlining dates due to rising COVID-19 concerns. Read an official statement on the matter from the trio below:
"The health and wellbeing of our live music community is of the utmost importance. So, while we all deal with the effects of coronavirus (Covid-19) we will be rescheduling our remaining Bob Weir and Wolf Bros headline dates.
While thankfulness is inherent to a Deadhead’s makeup, oftentimes, we don’t stop and fully let our gratitude overwhelm us. The Skull & Roses Music Festival in Ventura, California this April 2nd-5th will easily remedy that. Offering a most wonderful setting in a most sacred spot, Skull & Roses provides the perfect opportunity to allow our appreciation to soar. I sense the familiar thrill rise within me as I digest this year's lineup— Billy & the Kids, Oteil & Friends, Jeff Chimenti, Steve Kimock, and George Porter Jr.
“Jerry Dance Party is a chance for music lovers to experience the mind-bending marriage of cutting-edge audio-visual technology with the timeless music of the Grateful Dead.” - concert promoter and Relix publisher Peter Shapiro.
From its inception, The Jerry Dance Party has brought together the best of Jerry Garcia live catalog, from his extensive and wide ranging career with the Grateful Dead to his work with Old & In The Way, Jerry Garcia Band, Merl Saunders, John Kahn, New Riders of the Purple Sage and many more.
A Jersey City psych-rock duo channeling the spirit of 70’s-era Pink Floyd and My Morning Jacket, with a splash of afrobeat tendencies. The band debuted two original songs “Walk Tall” and “Panic Attack” in 2019 and have more single song releases leading to their debut EP release this Summer. Today they pay tribute to the Grateful Dead with the release of their video version of “Brokedown Palace.” The song will be available at all streaming platforms on Friday, February 28.
The Aggie Theatre and the home town crowd of Fort Collins welcomed the second show of Dead Floyd’s Shine On Your Crazy Fingers Tour with open arms last night. The guests were treated to support acts All Night Train (Allman Brothers Tribute) and the Night Shades (Funk and Rock). Soon after the two opening acts completed their sets, Dead Floyd took the stage and never gave it back. From the opening notes of Help On The Way, the evening vibe was set.
Sanuk, a division of Deckers Brands, today announced the next iteration of its collaboration with iconic rock band, Grateful Dead, powered by Warner Music Artist Services. Turn on, tune in and chill out with the latest collection of comfy, psychedelic kicks launching February 4 exclusively on Sanuk.com and will be hitting retail stores beginning April 1.