Reliving the era of The Grateful Dead

The Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University, will host an evening with Dead Heads dubbed as 'Truckin' with The Grateful Dead: Hippies to Highbrows' a tribute to #The Grateful Dead on October 28 for the Open Visions Forum.

The show features a musical tribute and commentary by special guests, including musician/author/radio producer David Gans, and archivist Nicholas Meriwether with special guest Jeff Mattson, the lead guitarist of #Dark Star Orchestra who closely resembles original lead vocalist-guitarist #Jerry Garcia. DSO has delighted dead heads all around the world with their concert tours recreating the magical Grateful Dead sound.

The Dead legacy continues

David Gans is the author of “This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead” (co-authored by Blair Jackson), and his recent work is "It’s a Hand-Me-Down," which contains a collection of songs by The Dead. Jerry Garcia, the frontman of The Dead will be remembered for his iconic voice and his guitar riffs. The music venue, 'Garcias' at the famous Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY bears his namesake and was considered his favorite venue to perform at.

Philip Eliasoph, PhD. the director of the Open Visions Forum wants fans to relive the experience of The Dead concerts when they performed at colleges everywhere.Some of Grateful Dead's most famous songs, are "Truckin'" "Touch of Grey" "Sugar Magnolia" "Fire on the Mountain" "Friend of The Devil" "Shakedown Street" and "Casey Jones." These were the songs that still exist today and are heard on classic rock radio.

This is a must-see event for die-hard Dead Head fans! The Dead is still alive, and their music and legacy will always have a place in rock and roll history. Come and join the fun, some great music, and conversation.The event begins at 8 PM and will be followed by an after-party in the Quick Center lobby, with entertainment led by Gans and Mattson, that will also include refreshments.

Tickets are available for purchase for $35 and $27 for Quick Center members and just $5 for Fairfield University students.

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