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OUTPOST: Souljam’s Dead Spread Peaches

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- RAIN OR SHINESouljam’s Dead Spread Peaches: A Tribute to The Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, & The Allman Brothers Souljam is a powerhouse jam band made up of six musicians from Vero Beach, FL paying homage to The Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, and The Allman Brothers with their Dead Spread Peaches tribute show. Souljam captures the sound and energy from each band while adding a creative twist to bring each tune new life. Expect to hear familiar songs like “Whipping Post” or “Fire On The Mountain” along with other underground tunes and more. Let Souljam take you along a reminiscent musical journey that will bring you to your feet, and put a smile on your face.  

OUTPOST:The Lumpy Heads

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- RAIN OR SHINE   After three years in the musical nursery of their weekly residency in Downtown Asheville, these phish are swimming out, and you can catch them at The Outpost! Alex Bazemore on Guitar, Hannah Ramsey on Keyboards, Ryan Crabtree on bass, and Benjamin Falcon on drums. Playing the music of Phish and other artist’s material they have covered over their career. Focusing on performing in the style of Phish, The Lumpy Heads aims to create an experience like their live shows. Come share in the groove!

NIGHT ONE: Jazz is Dead

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ALL AGESSTANDING ROOM ONLYJAZZ IS DEAD Jazz Is Dead – The legacy all-star instrumental ensemble, famous for interpretations of classic Grateful Dead songs with jazz influences, (re)assembled a killer line-up to immense critical and fan acclaim, and box office success in January.  To celebrate Mars Hotel 50th Anniversary, original bassist Alphonso Johnson joined by Steve Kimock, Pete Lavezzoli & Bobby Lee Rodgers, performing songs from Grateful Dead’s ‘Wake of the Flood’, in addition to other beloved selections. Reuniting Steve Kimock & Alphonso Johnson, whom together in heavyweight post-Garcia Grateful Dead off-shoot The Other Ones, along with Bob Weir, commanded the instrumental prowess of that band that shines in Jazz Is Dead. Formed in 1998 by bassist Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report, Santana, Bobby & The Midnites, The Other Ones), drummer Billy Cobham (Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Bobby & The Midnites), keyboardist T Lavitz (Dixie Dregs) & guitarist Jimmy Herring (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Widespread Panic), with drummers Rod Morgenstern (Dixie Dregs) & Jeff Sipe (Leftover Salmon) replacing Cobham in 1999, and guitarist Jeff Pevar (CSN, David Crosby CPR, Phil Lesh & Friends) replacing Herring in 2000, recorded 3 acclaimed albums, the second of which ‘Laughing Water’ in 1999 was in fact an instrumental ‘Wake of the Flood’ reinterpretation – so there is precedent. That album also featured Derek Trucks, Donna Jean Godchaux & Vassar Clements.On Laughing Water, the fusion ensemble Jazz Is Dead one-ups the band that it sets out to honor. Laughing Water is a superior remake of the Grateful Dead’s rather ordinary rock album Wake of the Flood. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a Deadhead to appreciate this album. Laughing Water not only fuses jam-rock with jazz, but it possesses a country-bluesy Americana flavor. The songs on Laughing Water are long and improvisational, but they seldom grow boring. From a purely technical standpoint, each musician in Jazz Is Dead is a superior player to his counterpart in the Grateful Dead. But unlike many pop-jazz remakes of rock albums, Laughing Water manages to capture the rock ‘n roll animus of the original. The communal carefree spirit of tie-dyed counter culturalism lives on in this music. Not only should Deadheads come away happy, but fusion freaks and aficionados of improvisational rock should, too. – Ed Kopp, All About Jazz 1999 ‘Wake of the Flood’s’ reimagined interpretations remain in a repertoire that has expanded exponentially to cover most of the beloved, halcyon songs that have transcended generations, as devotees of The Grateful Dead have swelled to numbers far beyond those when Jerry Garcia was with us. Jazz Is Dead returns in June, unleashing 5 additional shows for ‘This Lazy Summer Home’ tour.

NIGHT TWO: Jazz is Dead

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ALL AGESSTANDING ROOM ONLYJAZZ IS DEAD Jazz Is Dead – The legacy all-star instrumental ensemble, famous for interpretations of classic Grateful Dead songs with jazz influences, (re)assembled a killer line-up to immense critical and fan acclaim, and box office success in January.  To celebrate Mars Hotel 50th Anniversary, original bassist Alphonso Johnson joined by Steve Kimock, Pete Lavezzoli & Bobby Lee Rodgers, performing songs from Grateful Dead’s ‘Wake of the Flood’, in addition to other beloved selections. Reuniting Steve Kimock & Alphonso Johnson, whom together in heavyweight post-Garcia Grateful Dead off-shoot The Other Ones, along with Bob Weir, commanded the instrumental prowess of that band that shines in Jazz Is Dead. Formed in 1998 by bassist Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report, Santana, Bobby & The Midnites, The Other Ones), drummer Billy Cobham (Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Bobby & The Midnites), keyboardist T Lavitz (Dixie Dregs) & guitarist Jimmy Herring (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Widespread Panic), with drummers Rod Morgenstern (Dixie Dregs) & Jeff Sipe (Leftover Salmon) replacing Cobham in 1999, and guitarist Jeff Pevar (CSN, David Crosby CPR, Phil Lesh & Friends) replacing Herring in 2000, recorded 3 acclaimed albums, the second of which ‘Laughing Water’ in 1999 was in fact an instrumental ‘Wake of the Flood’ reinterpretation – so there is precedent. That album also featured Derek Trucks, Donna Jean Godchaux & Vassar Clements.On Laughing Water, the fusion ensemble Jazz Is Dead one-ups the band that it sets out to honor. Laughing Water is a superior remake of the Grateful Dead’s rather ordinary rock album Wake of the Flood. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a Deadhead to appreciate this album. Laughing Water not only fuses jam-rock with jazz, but it possesses a country-bluesy Americana flavor. The songs on Laughing Water are long and improvisational, but they seldom grow boring. From a purely technical standpoint, each musician in Jazz Is Dead is a superior player to his counterpart in the Grateful Dead. But unlike many pop-jazz remakes of rock albums, Laughing Water manages to capture the rock ‘n roll animus of the original. The communal carefree spirit of tie-dyed counter culturalism lives on in this music. Not only should Deadheads come away happy, but fusion freaks and aficionados of improvisational rock should, too. – Ed Kopp, All About Jazz 1999 ‘Wake of the Flood’s’ reimagined interpretations remain in a repertoire that has expanded exponentially to cover most of the beloved, halcyon songs that have transcended generations, as devotees of The Grateful Dead have swelled to numbers far beyond those when Jerry Garcia was with us. Jazz Is Dead returns in June, unleashing 5 additional shows for ‘This Lazy Summer Home’ tour.

The Grateful Brothers

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLYTHE GRATEFUL BROTHERS The Grateful Brothers pay tribute to two of the richest catalogs of music in American history: The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band. Formed in early 2016, The Grateful Brothers combine the catalogs of The Allman Brothers and The Grateful Dead. Often intertwining songs through segues and transitions, they carry out the improvisational spirit of the two groups in their own space. They use the songs as more of a template rather than adhering to strict album-style covers, creating a unique, high-energy, and genuine crowd experience at every performance. The seven musicians making up the band have known each other and played in various outfits with one another for upwards of twenty years. The camaraderie between them is obvious and the familiarity leads to the ease of musical exploration.FERN

PATIO: Shed Bugs

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ALL AGES LIMITED PATIO SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVESHED BUGS Conceived in a shed outside of Asheville, NC, the Shed Bugs are comprised of drummer/ producer Charles Graham, bassist/ lyricist Andrew Stevens, and guitarist/ songwriter Morgan Bevis. The Shed Bugs have their roots in the Covid pandemic through the isolated jammings of college friends Morgan and Andrew, who sought to form a band together. The project was shelved until longtime friend Charles signed on as a drummer in 2022, solidifying the power trio. Staying true to their jam band roots, the Shed Bugs treat each show as a fresh canvas in the ever-expanding gallery of live music, striving for sonic exploration and always searching for something new. Written, rehearsed, and recorded in the shed the band took their name from, their debut album Midnight Moth sees the trio unifying their separate songwriting strengths in a genre-bending project that is uniquely theirs.

Live Dead & Brothers: An All-Star Celebration of Grateful Dead & Allman Brothers

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLYLIVE DEAD & BROTHERS: AN ALL-STAR CELEBRATION OF GRATEFUL DEAD AND ALLMAN BROTHERS BANDPrepare to embark on a mesmerizing journey through the golden era of psychedelic blues and the seeds of the ‘jam band’ scene as Live Dead and Brothers takes the stage. Comprised of actual and legacy members from the extended Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers families, this exceptional ensemble is set to revive the timeless magic of the late 1960s and early 1970s, bringing fans an experience like no other. The line-up is pedigree and generational featuring Les Dudek from The Allman Brothers, original Grateful Dead pianist Tom Constanten, Berry Duane Oakley from The Allman Betts Band, Mark Karan from Bob Weir & Rat Dog, Scott Guberman from Phil Lesh & Friends, and Pete Lavezzoli from Oteil & Friends. Together, these accomplished musicians skillfully recreate the magic of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers Band’s co-billed concerts during the period of 1969 to1973. Their performances capture the raw energy, improvisational prowess, and soul-stirring melodies that defined an era of musical innovation. Live Dead and Brothers invites fans, both old and new, to come together and relive the vibrant, transformative spirit of the 60s and 70s. Whether you’re a lifelong devotee of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers or discovering their magic for the first time, this is a live music experience that transcends generations.

Bearly Dead

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ALL AGESSTANDING ROOM ONLYBEARLY DEAD Bearly Dead is a high-energy tribute to The Grateful Dead and all of its members throughout the years. While the band plays all of the Grateful Dead classics, they also dive into an extended catalog, which may include any song that any member of the Dead ever performed. With over 250 songs in rotation and new material being added all the time, Bearly Dead performs wildly different setlists every night and ensures that each show is a unique experience. With no designated “Jerry” or “Bobby”, this band is able to breathe new life into songs with their fresh, high-energy approach to them.

OUTPOST: Adam Knight’s Buried Alive (Tribute to Phish)

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- RAIN OR SHINEAdam Knight’s Buried AliveMulti-genre guitarist and Phish devotee, Adam Knight, has brought together an exceptional group of musicians to celebrate the music of Phish. In 2018, at the request of a local venue owner, Adam put together a band called Adam Knight’s Buried Alive to perform at a Phish-themed event. After that show, it was clear that the band had remarkable chemistry and wanted to take the project even further. Adam Knight’s Buried Alive is known for precisely executing the most complex Phish compositions. The band uses their favorite Phish tunes as a launching pad for their own high- energy, intense jams. This cathartic celebration is what phans live for.

The Nth Power

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLYTHE NTH POWER The Nth Power believes in the healing power of music. This all-pro alignment of sharp and seasoned musical vets delivers a transcendent blend of soul, funk, rock and rhythm and blues with multi-part vocal harmonies and songs that inspire audiences to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goose bumps. The band’s electric live performances have been flooring audiences ever since the group formed in New Orleans during an impromptu jam during Jazzfest nearly a decade ago. After an EP, studio album and two live albums, the band returned in 2021 in support of their second full-length studio release, Reverence, which was featured on the first-round nominations ballot for the 2022 Grammy Awards.The Nth Power hails from diverse musical backgrounds, races and creeds, but the universal language of love and its power to change lives is the thread that binds them. The trio features drummer Nikki Glaspie, whose credentials include Beyonce, Maceo Parker, Dumpstaphunk and countless more; guitarist and lead vocalist Nick Cassarino, known best for his previous work with Jennifer Hartswick and Big Daddy Kane; and bassist Nate Edgar of reggae giant John Brown’s Body. “It’s my dream team,” said Glaspie, “each one of us is a songwriter, so when we get together, everything becomes that much stronger.” Beyond raw skill, however, Glaspie cites a deep spiritual connection as the glue that binds them together. “Music is what brought us together, but it’s the spiritual bond that makes us play so in touch with each other,” she explained.The Nth Power’s inspirational sets have floored audiences at music festivals like Electric Forest, High Sierra, Peachfest, North Coast Music Festival and Hulaween. They maintain New Orleans as their spiritual home, and the celebratory essence of that city’s music culture is audible in each performance – garnering high profile festival appearances and national acclaim from outlets like Relix, Modern Drummer, Huffington Post, Glide, Consequence, Okayplayer and Sirius XM. Simply put, there is something pretty magical happening in this band, and they’re only just getting started. “Were going as far as you can go on the planet Earth and playing music,” explains Glaspie, “I don’t know how many times we’ve said it, we are so blessed.”