Win Tickets ($64): Grateful Shred @ Aladdin Theater | Grateful Dead Tribute

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Grateful Shred @ Aladdin Theater on July 16. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed July 10.


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Grateful Shred
July 16, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $32 | All Ages
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

After a meteoric rise from obscurity to a national touring band, Los Angeles-based Grateful Shred has made the most of its time in the spotlight. The lineup, featuring Dan Horne and Austin McCutchen alongside keyboardist Adam MacDougall woke the Grateful Dead cosmos with a unique laid-back harmony driven sound. The band literally went from playing the Shakedown Street vendor area prior to Dead and Company shows to touring the United States.

The moment that sent the band’s popularity soaring is the “Busted at the Bowl” video, a YouTube video that features Shred members starting an impromptu set in the parking lot of the Hollywood Bowl before a Dead and Company show in 2017. They don’t get too far before drawing so much attention that the police shut them down. Instantly creating Shred-cred, this was a bit of good fortune that doesn’t get past McCutchen. “We’ve been dealt some pretty good cards,” he states. “It’s been cool to roll with it and push forward and continually make stuff happen. Things have gone our way. Even that video happened magically. It was put together at the last minute, and boom!”

The thing is, Grateful Shred manage to channel that elusive Dead vibe: wide-open guitar tones, effortless three-part vocal harmonies, choogling beats, and yes, plenty of tripped out, Shredded solos. The look, the sound, the atmosphere. It’s uncanny. Far from being a historical re-enactment, Grateful Shred’s laissez faire vibe infuses the band with a gentle spirit, warmth, and (dare we say it) authenticity. From their killer merch game to their eminently watchable YouTube channel, they’re clearly having a rad time and spreading the love. Strangely enough, in a world overflowing with wax museum nostalgia and Deadly sentimentalism, we need the Shred, now more than ever.

Grateful Shred is: Austine Beede, Dan Horne, Alex Koford, Zeph Ohora, Adam MacDougall, Austin McCutchen, John Lee Shannon




  1. Jessica on June 27, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    I’d love to surprise my partner with these tickets!

  2. Peter on June 27, 2023 at 12:54 pm

    Would love to win!

  3. shen on June 27, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    I miss the Dead!

  4. David on June 27, 2023 at 5:38 pm

    Yes please, to a Sunday night jam! And a great venue to boot!

  5. Shirley on June 27, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    Deadheads rule!

  6. Pepper on June 28, 2023 at 10:24 am

    Would love to go boogie!

  7. Brig on June 29, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    Time for another tie-dye!

  8. Corrinthea Caufield on June 29, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    Yes yes yes! They always put on a great show!

  9. Michael McCullough on June 29, 2023 at 3:31 pm

    I want to surprise my Deadhead friend with these tickets

  10. Joseph on June 30, 2023 at 6:43 am

    My Cumberland Blues can only be lifted this prescribed night o’ dancin’.

  11. Stephen on June 30, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    Grateful Shred is the best. My wife is a huge fan and would be over the moon.

  12. Anna Logan on July 1, 2023 at 10:43 am

    Wow!!!!! I would be beyond grateful and over the moon happy to win this. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  13. Austin Walker on July 1, 2023 at 9:20 pm

    Good music to spend a night listening to

  14. Justin VanDyke on July 3, 2023 at 2:00 am

    I would love to win these tickets because Phil Lesh is the main reason that I became a professional musician. Also I will be in Portland at this time and I will be showing my girlfriend my favorite places in Oregon.

  15. Andrea Roselle on July 5, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    This would be an amazing event to take my bonus Dad to! His birthday is the next weekend and he’s been an awesome parent to me the last 30 years when he didn’t have to be

  16. Chas on July 5, 2023 at 5:54 pm

    The dead music never dies and I want to too!

  17. Franny on July 5, 2023 at 11:13 pm

    I would win best wife points big time if I scored these tix for my husband’s bday! He is a huge Dead fan and has the sweatshirt to prove it!

  18. Joe Trekas on July 6, 2023 at 5:56 pm

    I use to listen to the Dead under the San Francisco bridge during my hippie years so would love to go to this to remember my past.

  19. Steve Russell on July 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    I’m in on this one. Sounds fantastic.

  20. Brad on July 7, 2023 at 11:19 am

    Oh man, oh man, oh man! Have you actually ever heard the “Grateful Shred” series? So goooooooood! I have never seen them live but it’s knocking–even on Spotify. If I were to go, I would bring my dancing flip-flops, my brownest flannel, and I’d drink cold beer until my lips turned numb. So stoked…hope you have a VERY Grateful Day <3

  21. Lauren F on July 7, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    Grateful Shred would be the best night out with my husband and a night away from the kiddos. Nothing like live music, gives you all the feels!! 🤘

  22. Harmony Byrne on July 14, 2023 at 11:51 am

    this sounds fun, i’d love to go! i’m new to town and have never been here! PLEASE choose me 🙂

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