Festival Nation here on the Pantheon Podcast network is excited to feature an upcoming mini-series on Skull and Roses.

Skull & Roses is a multi-day festival which celebrates the music and community that formed around iconic American rock band the Grateful Dead. It returns for its 4th and best installment so far at the holy grail of the West Coast Grateful Dead scene, the Ventura County Fairgrounds (California). Don't miss this celebration April 2-5 with friends, family and the community where you can expect “strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand.”

This year, for the first time, an original member of the Grateful Dead - drummer Bill Kreutzmann - will appear as one of the festival headliners, sharing the long-awaited return of his side project Billy & The Kids. The event has also evolved from bands exclusively performing music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia, to now include those that have been inspired and influenced by their timeless music, including many original acts such as Jackie Greene, Circles Around The Sun, Ghost Light, David Nelson Band, Midnight North, Moonalice, and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington.

Skull & Roses has also expanded to four days, beginning with a Thursday night (April 2) Kick-Off Party featuring Stu Allen & Mars Hotel and a rare performance by Rooster Conspiracy featuring Jay Lane, Reed Mathis, and Todd Stoops. Friday to Sunday the music will run daily from 11:00am to midnight, and until 7:00pm on Sunday on two alternating stages.


Billy & The Kids * Oteil & Friends * Steve Kimock's Voodoo Dead * Melvin Seals and JGB * Jackie Greene * Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass * Circles Around The Sun * Ghost Light * Grateful Shred * David Nelson Band * Stu Allen & Mars Hotel * Rooster Conspiracy * Midnight North * Pink Talking Fish are Dead * Cubensis- Grateful Dead Music Experience * Moonalice * Jerry's Middle Finger * Dave Harrington’s Merry Pranksters * Big Steve and the Ass Bites From Hell * The Alligators Pigpen * Electric Waste Band * Roots of Creation's Grateful Dub: a Reggae-infused tribute to the Grateful Dead * Marcus Rezak’s Shred Is Dead * Xtra Ticket Featuring Dave A'Bear * David Gans * The Noodles * China Cats * Catfish John

For more information, visit https://www.skullandroses.com

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