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Join Dead Ends Live for their weekend festival on March 17 & 18!
Dead Ends Live has been created by Peter North, the onetime radio producer who hosted the popular program Dead Ends And Detours for 17 years on the CKUA Radio Network. The new live, indoor festival event will be built around the common themes and threads that ran through his radio show. Those common threads are the musical roots and branches of The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia along with the influences and sounds of The Band and Bob Dylan, as well as mandolinist David Grisman and the inspiring musicians who built the new acoustic music scene.
The weekend of March 17 and 18, 2023, marks the return of Edmonton’s newest music festival Dead Ends Live. Born out of a love for the Grateful Dead songbook and the jam band culture, the inaugural Dead Ends Live thrilled fans of this broad musical canvas last spring! Organizers are thrilled to announce that guitarist and singer John Kadlecik, a prominent and critically acclaimed figure in the Grateful Dead extended family will be headlining the event with both solo and band performances at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel and McDougall Church. The venues conveniently sit next to each other at the top of Bellamy Hill, downtown Edmonton (1 block south of Jasper Avenue and 101 Street).
Festival Line-Up and Event Schedule
Venue: McDougall United Church
Friday Concert: March 17, 7:00-10:00PM
The Terrapin Station String Quartet
Saturday Workshops: March 18, 1:00-4:30PM
Hosted by: Daniel Gervais
Roots of the Grateful Dead
Hosted by: John Hewitt
Saturday Concert: March 18, 7:00-10:00PM
Joe Craven & David Gans present The Garcia Songbook
Chris & Sally Jones
Venue: Chateau Lacombe Hotel
Friday Concert: March 17, 8:30-1:00AM
The McGowan Family Band play Dead
Friends of the Devil Jam
Saturday Ballroom Workshop: March 18, 4:30-5:30PM
Beat It On Down The Line. Hosted by: Mbira & Joe Craven
Saturday Concert: March 18, 8:30-1:00AM
John Kadlecik with Dave Babcock's House Band
Mbira Renaissance Band & Friends
McDougall United Church 10086 MacDonald Drive NW
Performances here begin at 7:00PM, doors open at 6:30PM
Chateau Lacombe Ballroom 10111 Bellamy Hill Road NW
Performances here begin at 8:30PM, doors open at 8:00PM
Full Weekend Pass: $116
Passes are provided for this event. Please select either Mail or Hold at TIX on the Square under Shipping Information at checkout. The cut-off for mailed tickets will be 11:59PM, March 5! All orders placed on March 6 or later will be able to collect their passes at the performance.
Food, drink and alcoholic beverages are available at the Shakedown Street Marketplace, located in the lobby of Chateau Lacombe.
Paid parking available at Chateau Lacombe as well as various lots in the vicinty. LRT (Central Station) and several major ETS routes are within a 5-minute walk.