Win Tickets ($50): Shafty / Garcia Birthday Band @ Aladdin Theater | Portland’s Tribute to Phish, Grateful Dead Experience

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Shafty / Garcia Birthday Band @ Aladdin Theater on July 22. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed July 17.


From our sponsors:
Shafty – Portland’s Tribute to Phish / Garcia Birthday Band
July 22, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $25 | All Ages
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

What began as essentially a goof – a chance to throw down some familiar dancy beats and jam for whoever felt like listening – lit a spark under an unseen powder keg of Phish fans in the Portland, Oregon music scene. Brett and Rob spent more time talking about the possibility of putting a Phish tribute together than actually practicing, prior to that first performance at local basement pub The Goodfoot Lounge, in February of 2012. Expectations for attendance were moderate at best, yet before the band played the first note, there was a line out the door, culminating in a jam filled celebration of the music of Phish to an over-capacity crowd! The demand for a repeat was high, and Shafty was born.

Garcia Birthday Band
Garcia Birthday Band, based in Portland Oregon, isn’t your mother’s Grateful Dead cover band. Playing for over 20 years, GBB has evolved into something far deeper than the sum of its parts. The beating heart of the Pacific Northwest’s GD community, the band’s ever-expanding fanbase is an experience unto themselves. Using the Dead’s repertoire as a springboard for limitless potential and improvisation, Garcia Birthday Band are a cornerstone of the modern Grateful Dead universe, and their fans have come to expect the unexpected as the norm.

Placing no boundaries on eras of the Dead’s career or catalog, and drawing on decades of individual and shared experience, GBB play the music through an auditory kaleidoscope. Composed of some of the most ace players of the Oregon live music community, the band makes every show an act of exploration, both musically and spiritually. United hearts and minds blur the line between the stage and crowd – a carnival of human potential. If you’re new to Garcia Birthday Band, their doors are always open, and you’ll recognize it as something familiar when you first walk in: home.

You may recognize the fellas in GBB from acts such as Nine Days Wonder, Cubensis, Shafty, Turkey Bouillon Mafia, The Campfire Boys, Deadhenge, Shadow of Sound, The Buds of May, The Ike Willis Band, Dead Sessions, and Dark Matter Transfer.




  1. Peter on July 5, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Would love to win!

    • Jay on July 14, 2023 at 1:36 pm

      🤞 just a wook looking for a miracle. Love GBB and I’m sure I’d love Shafty 🤞

  2. Brig on July 5, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    GBB is one of the best. Haven’t seen Shafty yet. Would love some tickets for this one, given the disappointment with the ticketing money grab re the Gorge final Dead/Co shows.

  3. Greg Harris on July 5, 2023 at 5:42 pm

    I would have more fun than anybody at this show. Please pick me.

  4. Chas on July 5, 2023 at 5:52 pm

    The dead live and I want to too!

  5. Joe Trekas on July 6, 2023 at 6:11 pm

    Garcia Birthday Band. My son’s birthday is July 7th and want to take him to this.

    • Alexis on July 11, 2023 at 12:36 pm

      This would be really fun!

  6. Talbot Wallace on July 6, 2023 at 6:23 pm

    Fingers up for a phishy/dead miracle, Thanks!

  7. Jen on July 7, 2023 at 10:48 am

    The double header we’ve been waiting for! Would love to be the lucky winner for this one! 🤞

  8. Brad on July 7, 2023 at 11:22 am

    Heyyyyyyyy ohhhhhh. Another hippity-dippity-trippity-flippity-good time in Portland! I’m ALL about getting my brain to sink into some of the cosmic harmony that GBB and Shafty will provide. No worries if you don’t choose me, I’m just stoked that PDX PIPELINE is giving away such cool tickets! Much love, PDX

  9. Jessica on July 7, 2023 at 9:31 pm

    I would have the most fun of all the people there. Times 10.

  10. Mckenna Neale on July 11, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    I would love to take my husband for his birthday!! We weren’t able to see the Dead in the Gorge and this would be a really fun alternative celebration!!

    • Leinani on July 11, 2023 at 10:56 pm

      This is my moment!!!!

  11. Andrew on July 11, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Would love to see me some GBB.

  12. Lee on July 12, 2023 at 8:57 am

    I need a ✨ m i r a c l e . . . ✨

  13. Chris Nicholson on July 12, 2023 at 7:44 pm

    WOW!!!…What a great birthday present this would be. Thanks for the opportunity.

  14. Chloe on July 13, 2023 at 1:49 am

    Birthday is the 25 of this month hook me up with a win for some tickets 27 can only be a new type of birthday.. whoop whoop I wanna win.!!

  15. Sunny ☀️ on July 13, 2023 at 4:29 pm


  16. Harmony Byrne on July 14, 2023 at 11:55 am

    my 2 favorite bands! this sounds fun, i’d love to go! i’m new to town and have never been here! PLEASE choose me 🙂

  17. Mason Lux on July 20, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    GBB would be my first Dead show! I’d love to get tickets

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