Grateful Dead

For Deadheads across the land, this has been a wonderful week to be in Colorado. Tuesday night, Dead and Company kicked off the first of four Denver Area shows to take place in the Centennial State. Originally scheduled as just two performances at Fiddler’s Green in Englewood, the band announced mid-September that they were adding two more shows at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Jim Irsay, owner & CEO of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, is bringing items from The Jim Irsay Collection – his renowned assemblage of historic and iconic artifacts from rock music, American history and pop culture – to Austin for a one-of-a-kind, invite-only reception showcasing Irsay’s passion for preser

On December 30th, The Brooklyn Jam Syndicate and Magic Sky Present a Phish After Party at Bowery Electric featuring Jam of Thrones. Composed of members of New York jamband staples Escaper, Space Bacon, and Dead Wrong, Jam of Thrones honors the music of the Grateful Dead, Phish, and the Disco Biscuits.

Saturday night, Phil Lesh and Friends closed out their three-night Colorado run with a final stop at the picturesque Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Following two magical nights in Dillon and Vail, the group concluded the transcendental trifecta to a sold-out crowd under a near full moon, clear skies, and perfect temperatures.

ON SALE TODAY FRIDAY 9/17 at HIGH NOON! Dead Set On The Bay: Island Edition will be a day-long celebration of the music of the Grateful Dead on the Mare Island Waterfront culminating in two sets of Stu Allen & Mars Hotel with performances by Lovin’ Dead, Aardvark, and Scott Guberman & Friends. The gates open at 1 pm and there will be live music from 1:30 until 10 pm, with food trucks, bar, soft drinks and an interactive Burning Man Art Exhibit outdoors on a spacious waterfront promenade. Bring your beach chairs and dancing shoes and the whole family; this is an all-ages event.

September 3rd, 1977 signifies the day my journey into the Grateful Dead Culture began. At 15 years old I was not sure what I was getting involved in but took a chance anyway. It was a time in my life full of exploration and adventure and all of these other people including the band seemed to be on the same path. There were no high tech amenities like we have today. The people were the device and we all moved carefully and respectfully around the planet looking for our bliss.

Shakedown Street is not only the place to find great tie-dyes, it’s also where many of our four legged friends hang-out. What’s it like to be a member of this elite canine group, the Dead Head tour dogs? “It’s grrrrreat”. What could be better than being on tour again, hanging-out, soaking up the scene, scarfing a treat, playing tug-of-war. “This is way more fun than staying home and chasing your tail”.

The Coda Collection has partnered with Grateful Dead and Rhino to release a series of professionally filmed live performances from the iconic group. The three initial concert films provide unique insight into the singular on-stage chemistry and interactions of the band in the midst of one of their most beloved eras. Watch the trailer now here and visit Coda Collection’s site here for more information.

Shakedown Street, Colorado’s premiere, longstanding Grateful Dead tribute group, will perform at Knew Conscious in Denver, CO on Saturday, August 28th. Doors are at 10pm and music will go from 11 pm until 3 am.

Photographer Jay Blakesberg brought his acclaimed live rock and roll presentation, “Between The Dark and Light,” to a sold-out audience at the Alcazar Theater in Carpinteria. The show was the first live event at the theater since the pandemic shut down more than a year ago. Formerly known as the Carpinteria Plaza Playhouse theater, the gem of a venue with accidental perfect acoustics has returned to its original name.

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