Win Tickets ($80): New Year’s Eve Weekend w/ The Garcia Birthday Band @ Mission Theater | Good ol’ Grateful Dead Cover Band

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Garcia Birthday Band on December 29-31. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed December 26.


From our sponsors:
New Year’s Eve Weekend w/ The Garcia Birthday Band
December 29-31, 2023
7PM Doors, 8PM Show | 21+
Friday & Saturday $25 ADV, $30 Doors
Sunday $35 AV, $40 Doors
More info:

Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209

Garcia Birthday Band, based in Portland Oregon, isn’t your mother’s Grateful Dead cover band. Playing for more than 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 catalogue, 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: a place called home.




  1. Kent Moffat on November 6, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    These guys are the best. Would love to see them again. Thanks

  2. Jason Chastain on November 6, 2023 at 5:43 pm

    Mission Theater is a local venue for me; I would love to ring in 2024 with a fantastic PDX band (odd, that I’ve never seen them live, I’ve only heard recordings.

    Either way, what a nice way to get 2023 behind us!

  3. Pete on November 7, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    Sounds fun!

  4. Lisa Stiller on November 7, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    I love the Grateful Dead music!! Grew up on it! What great holiday music to share with a friend!

  5. Sandra on November 7, 2023 at 3:08 pm

    This is a great Dead cover band! Portland is fortunate! Would love to go!

    • Angela Bouchard on November 14, 2023 at 7:46 pm

      Iko iko, that would be the day!

  6. Dineen O’Rourke on November 7, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    Woo! Might as well, might as well! ⚡️

  7. Corrinthea Caufield on November 7, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    “Magic is what we do, music is how we do it.” Jerry. And what a magical night this will be!!

  8. James Tiefenthaler on November 7, 2023 at 5:35 pm

    Such a great band, what a treat it would be to rock out to the Good ol Grateful Dead three nights in a row!

    • Jeanette Jones on November 13, 2023 at 1:02 am

      I need a GGB fix!

  9. Will Dougherty on November 8, 2023 at 5:49 am

    These guys are one of the best GD tribute bands!

  10. Kathleen Mc on November 8, 2023 at 7:58 am

    last concert I saw with my partner before he died was Dead & Co… magical memories. I want to end the year with one of these shows, please. Thank you.

    • Lindsey on November 30, 2023 at 7:25 pm

      This sounds amazing !

      Would LOVE to go ! Plus it’s the perfect opportunity to get some more passport stamps !

  11. Judy Zehr on November 9, 2023 at 6:03 am

    OK what a fantastic surprise to give my dead head husband for Christmas!

  12. Josh on November 9, 2023 at 7:49 am

    Nothing left to do but smile smile smile!

  13. Joseph on November 10, 2023 at 2:37 am

    Take me out to the Mountain Dew.

  14. Greg on November 11, 2023 at 8:38 am

    Winning this contest will make me believe in Santa Claus again. 🎉

  15. Brian K Lee on November 14, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    My New Year’s resolution is to become the biggest Grateful Dead fan in the world! And what better way to start than by catching The Garcia Birthday Band at the Mission Theater? I’ll be there, dancing my heart out and singing along to all my favorite Dead tunes. I can already feel the cosmic energy flowing through me! 🕺💃🎶🌈

  16. Dee on November 14, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    This will be insanely fun!

  17. Richard Potts on November 14, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    New years? Check
    Grateful Dead music? Check
    Magic? Check
    Please help me check all the boxes!

    • Karen Burstein on November 22, 2023 at 4:09 am

      I’ve been a DEADHEAD ☮️ since High school in St Louis. Saw them live cpl times. it was a Great time in my Life!! Would love 💜 to hear their Music live by such a Popular Dead Tribute band

  18. Matthew Zajechowski on November 15, 2023 at 6:53 am

    Would love to go and see the band channel that magical jerry energy

  19. Joseph on November 15, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    Take me to Terrapin!

    • Nimbo on November 21, 2023 at 5:04 pm

      This would be amazing

  20. Maureen on November 16, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    Best Dead cover band! Would love to win tickets!!

  21. James on November 17, 2023 at 10:26 am

    Just the right music for a great NYE weekend, I’d love to go

  22. Lena Bainbridge on November 17, 2023 at 9:53 pm

    I would be forever grateful for a night of dancing to this legendary tribute to the Dead!

  23. Lance on November 18, 2023 at 10:36 am

    Hey ya

  24. Rianna on November 20, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    This is the way I wanna spend my new years!!😎🌀🌀🌀❤️

  25. Shirley on November 21, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    I would love to go to this!

  26. Cindy B on November 21, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    GBB is the best! Would love to win!

  27. Brianna on November 21, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    This would be a great gift for my deadhead family!

  28. Bob on November 21, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    Sounds like a swell time!

  29. Debra Maryanov on November 26, 2023 at 2:47 pm

    We love each other!

  30. Pepper on November 27, 2023 at 12:44 am

    Always a gooooood time

  31. Michelle m on November 28, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    I’ll wear my sugar magnolia corsage and shake a shake a tail feather!

  32. Cora on November 28, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    I would love to win because I’ve not yet seen Garcia Birthday Band! I’ve heard how great they are though! 🙂

  33. James on November 30, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    NYE with some dead music? Sign me up

  34. Denice on November 30, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    YES! Let’s go! We love this band!

  35. Marty on November 30, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Hey Justin! Would love to see you again my friend!

  36. Danita on December 1, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    I’ve been a Deadhead since college when my then boyfriend introduced me to them. This would be seriously fun.

  37. Brad on December 2, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    Let’s do THIS! I absolutely LOVE the Dead and my first concert was with my family when Ratdog opened up for Allman Bros. I would love to party hardy on NYE to some AWESOME tunes. Would love love love this!

  38. Bond on December 5, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    Have been every year for the past 3 years and they sold out before I could grab a pair. Phenomenal tribute and amazing family.

  39. Tad Guenther on December 5, 2023 at 9:33 pm

    GBB is where it’s at. Be there or be square.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  40. Elise Bays on December 6, 2023 at 10:46 am

    These guys are amazing. I’d love to see them.

  41. Doug on December 7, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    starting the year with some Good Old Grateful Dead® would be most excellent!

  42. April Loft on December 7, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    I would love to surprise my partner who is a huge GD fan with these tickets!

  43. Zach Kesler on December 7, 2023 at 6:02 pm

    Yeah always a good time with these guys.

  44. Kathy Hurd on December 7, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    Love this band! Let’s dance!

  45. shen on December 7, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Sounds like a great way to end the year!

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