ATL Productions Presents The Grateful Dead Experience : The Schwag
Saturday, March 25.
Doors open at 8:30 PM.
$15 advanced tickets online at ATL, Wildberries,
People’s Records, and The Works.
Happy hour prices on food and beverage
until 9:30 PM.
21 and Over.
The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the legendary Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991, The Schwag has performed over 3,000 concerts all over the United States. This group averages about 150 shows a year, and has a working song list of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog. For four years bandleader Jimmy Tebeau, also toured the country as the bass player for JGB (Jerry Garcia Band).
The Schwag has opened for many notable acts including String Cheese Incident, Marshall Tucker Band, Leftover Salmon, Sammy Hagar, Little Feat, and Railroad Earth. Some of the guest musicians to play with The Schwag over the years include Chuck Berry, Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, Butch Trucks from The Allman Brothers Band, Fred Tacket from Little Feat, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Vince Welnick from The Grateful Dead.
For many years The Schwag hosted its own Schwagstock music festivals drawing crowds of an average of 5000 people per event several times per summer. The band owned the venue Camp Zoe in Missouri where the festivals were hosted. Some of the bands opening for The Schwag at these festivals were George Clinton & Parliament, Funkadelic, Keller Williams, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Honorary band members for full Schwag shows include Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, Johnnie Johnson, Jason & Travis & Kang from String Cheese Incident, and Devon Allman (Gregg’s son.) From May of 2013 to May of 2014, The Schwag was primarily on hiatus, as lead singer Jimmy Tebeau served time in federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota for a music/drug related crime. The Schwag band is now stronger than ever on a perpetual tour, performing a different show every night with high-energy organic interpretations of the Grateful Dead.
GRATEFUL DEAD EXPERIENCE: THE SCHWAG is a Grateful Dead tribute group based in St. Louis, Missouri. For nearly 25 years and with over 3,000 shows played, we have been dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the music and vibe of the Grateful Dead. ~ Official Press Release.