Saturday, September 28, 2019
$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show
Garcia Birthday Band (GBB), based in Portland Oregon, is the Pacific Northwest’s premier Grateful Dead experience! Formed in 1999, GBB is a group of veteran musicians celebrating and interpreting the vast repertoire of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, and bringing to life the good ole’ vibes that were contagious ‘on tour’ back in the day. But this isn’t a “tribute band”… Drawing on decades of individual and shared experience, GBB crafts and transforms this great music into something fresh and original. Solid chops, tight arrangements and fine harmonies all contribute to the band’s musical travels and explorations of one of the greatest and most diverse songbooks of all time.
Always sure to raise the roof and keep the dance floor rockin’, hoppin’ and shakin’, the band’s quickly growing fan base finds the community spirit and kind vibes contagious! Music-lovers with a wide variety of tastes enjoy GBB’s extensive playlist which includes classics from Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Cliff, Traffic, Dr. John, Merle Haggard, The Meters, Neville Brothers, Buddy Holly, Otis Redding, James Brown, Warren Zevon, Rev. Gary Davis, Marty Robbins, Bruce Cockburn, Phish, and Peter Tosh, to name a few… No two GBB shows are ever alike and the band always strives to bring a true-to-life traditional vibe to each and every performance!
With musicians hailing from the likes of New Riders of the Purple Sage (NRPS), David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cubensis, the Buds of May, the Ike Willis Band, Brothers Jam and LOOS3, the band is certain to provide high musical adventure!
Going to The String Cheese Incident show that night? Come over after SCI is done, bring your Saturday night (9/28) SCI ticket stub, and get $5 off admission to see GBB.