Sunday, November 5, 2023
Doors 7 | Show 8 | All ages until 9:30
Advanced $25 | Day of Show $30
Bigfoot A&E and Whirled Pies proudly presents Zach Nugent’s Dead Set. A benefit concert for Zak Schwartz.
11/5 Doors 7 | Show 8
All ages until 9:30 | 21+ second set
$25 in advance | $30 Day of Show
Zak Schwartz is a beloved light in our Eugene community. He has spent most of his life here in Oregon giving back and facilitating healing through his work as a psychologist specializing in anger management and addiction. For decades, he has poured his dedication, time, incredible knowledge, and even more incredible love into such healing spaces as White Bird, Chrysalis, and the Oregon Country Fair. Zak has truly helped thousands of people here in Oregon, often at no charge. He has changed so many lives for the better, he has donated his time and services to people who could not afford care or were turned down by other mental health professionals because of the severity of their needs. And now he needs our help in return.
Over a month ago, Zak suffered a household accident that temporarily changed the course of his health and independence. His eventual prognosis is excellent, he has the support and love of his family and friends, and we do expect a full recovery, but his road to healing will be a long and difficult one. He will need care that our current healthcare system has simply failed to provide. He will not be able to return to his work until he has fully recovered, and we are looking to raise funds to provide respite for his caregivers and help him during that recovery.
Dead Set is more than just a cover band; they are an extraordinary ensemble that brings the Grateful Dead’s timeless music to life with remarkable precision and passion.
Led by the incomparable Zach Nugent, Dead Set’s uncanny ability to channel the spirit of Jerry Garcia is nothing short of astounding. Nugent’s virtuosic guitar work captures Garcia’s essence, enchanting audiences with spellbinding solos and breathtaking improvisations. The band’s tight-knit chemistry and unwavering dedication ensure that every note resonates with the same magic that made the Grateful Dead legendary.
Experience a musical journey like no other as Dead Set transports you through the ethereal realms of the Dead’s extensive catalog. From the cosmic explorations of “Dark Star” to the uplifting anthems of “Sugar Magnolia,” every song is delivered with unwavering authenticity and a contagious enthusiasm that will leave you dancing and singing along all night long. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this extraordinary celebration of Jerry Garcia’s enduring legacy. Get your tickets now and immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind experience that will ignite your soul and create memories to last a lifetime.