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: event.etix.com
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.