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Join us for food and drinks before the show in our outdoor garden starting at 6pm!

The night’s food truck is Terra Firma!

 

Not just another Grateful Dead cover band, Bearly Dead offers a cosmic exploration of the Grateful Dead catalog! This Boston-based quintet performs a concert-style show that celebrates the journey of the Grateful Dead from their earliest records until their final tours. The band delivers a full-spectrum concert experience filled with danceable energy and world-class musicianship. Each Grateful Dead member is honored through a collection of classics, b-sides, deep cuts, and exploratory jams. Staying true to the spirit of the music, Bearly Dead frequently adds to their 250+ song catalog and continues to showcase authentic, spontaneous improvisation – live and in-person – making each show a wildly unique Grateful Dead experience you do not want to miss!

Bearly Dead played their first show at Church of Boston in 2015, marking the beginning of their hallowed Wednesday Night Residency. Over the next five years, the phrase “Never Miss A Wednesday Show” became ubiquitous around Boston, and Bearly Dead was nominated multiple times for Boston Music Awards Live Music Residency of the Year. Fans never knew what might happen, and neither did the band! Bearly Dead shows have featured notable appearances by Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Paul Wolstencroft (Slightly Stoopid), Steve Molitz (Particle/Phil Lesh & Friends), Kebbi Williams (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane & The Primates), Richard James (Neighbor), and Johnny Trama (Dub Apocalypse) — including a surprise appearance by Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf” guitar in 2018 on Jerry Garcia’s birthday.

Bearly Dead performs at Massachusetts’ most prestigious venues, including Paradise Rock Club, Sinclair, and the Worcester Palladium, as well as headlining at MGM Music Hall Fenway and House of Blues Boston. After becoming a staple in the Northeast US festival community with multiple appearances at Camp Creek, Jerry Jam, Strange Creek Campout, and many more, it was only a matter of time before Bearly Dead shows were being requested around the USA. In October 2022, Bearly Dead saddled up a new van and began touring nationally, performing their interpretation of the catalog across the United States and growing the family all along the way.