Buffalive Productions and Willow Creek Winery team up one last time for the summer with a full day and night’s worth of Grateful Dead music. The all day event will be celebrating the music of Jerry Garcia, who would have been 72 years-old this past August 1 and Saturday will mark the 19th Anniversary of his passing. No better way to honor the legend with The Grapeful Getdown, which will take place Saturday, August 9 at the winery and will feature bands from the western, New York area.
Workingman’s Dead, one of Buffalo’s premier Grateful Dead tribute bands will headline the event with two sets. The band is a must see as they replicate the sounds of ‘The Dead’ with precision and proving why the group is very sought after.
Joining Workingman’s Dead will be Groove Force, who will also be playing 2 sets. Groove Force is a jam/blues/funk driven machine that has an influence of Grateful Dead music and will be on display at The Grapeful Getdown. Grateful Dan’s will play two sets as well, the five-man band is a top Grateful Dead Tribute act in New York state and will surely take everyone back to the sounds of the Dead. Little Mountain Band will also share the stage for the event, the band heavily influenced by Garcia and can definitely be seen in the bands playing.
A late night set will be played by Adam Bronstein and Paddy Donnelly performing the music of Phish as Adam Bronstein and the Watchful Hosemasters.
An added benefit to the event is the free camping, so plan accordingly and stay for one final night at this must-see event. It’s going to be one strange trip!
Tickets can be purchased here or at the gate. Advance $20 and $25 at the door.