From our sponsors:
An Evening with Garcia Birthday Band (GBB)
November 20, 2015
7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show | $10 ADV, $12 Doors | 21+
More info + Tickets: mcmenamins.com
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
Please come join the Garcia Birthday Band (GBB) for an evening of music in tribute to the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia. GBB played two sold-out shows at the beautifully renovated historic Mission Theater in October – and they are back for more! This intimate venue provides both plenty of dance space and comfortable seating so you can enjoy the show however you’d like. So, put on your dancing shoes, and your favorite get-up and join the band and fellow GBB family for an evening that’s bound to leave you with nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile!
Garcia Birthday Band (GBB), based in Portland, Oregon, is a group of veteran musicians interpreting and celebrating the vast repertoire of the late Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead.
But this isn’t a “tribute band!” Drawing on years of individual and shared experience, these players are able to craft and transform these tunes into something fresh and original. Solid chops, tight arrangements and fine harmonies all contribute to the band’s musical travels and explorations of possibly the greatest and most diverse songbooks of all time.
Always sure to raise the roof and keep the dance floor rocking, hoppin’ and shakin’, the band’s quickly growing “GBB Family” fan base finds the community spirit and kind vibes contagious.
Music-lovers with a wide variety of tastes enjoy this band’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, Warren Zevon, Rev. Gary Davis, Bruce Cockburn, and Peter Tosh, to name a few. If your musical tastes range from rock-and-roll, country, R&B, blues, bluegrass, folk, or Americana, you will dig this band. No need to be a Deadhead.
With musicians hailing from the likes of New Riders of the Purple Sage (NRPS), David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cubensis, Buds of May, Ike Willis Band, Brothers Jam and LOOS3, this band is certain to provide high musical adventure!