American Beauty: A Re-Imagining of Grateful Dead’s Iconic Album Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7:30 PM PDT
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Our annual tradition of rounding up Vancouver’s most talented musicians to re-imagine a classic album continues! This edition of the popular two-night event features the Steve Dawson-led ensemble channeling the Grateful Dead and the layered Americana songs from its beloved 1970 album American Beauty. Since Dawson considers these performances “re-imaginings” rather than “tributes,” enduring tracks like “Sugar Magnolia,” “Friend of the Devil,” and “Truckin’’ (indeed, ‘what a long strange trip it’s been!’), will be performed in styles entirely up to the artists’ inspiration.
The world’s favourite jam band would certainly approve. Influenced by friendships with the likes of Crosby Stills and Nash and propelled by their own musical development, American Beauty distilled the best and brightest aspects of an inspiring, complicated band and remains a highlight of the Grateful Dead discography. Said Jerry Garcia: “It has some of the first things I’ve written, and that we’ve performed as a band, that in my opinion, are genuinely beautiful.”
This event takes place at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver. Presented with the Kay Meek Centre.
E-tickets not available for this event.
The Grosvenor Theatre at Kay Meek Arts Centre
1700 Mathers Avenue
West Vancouver BC V7V 2G7
Sixth edition of Steve Dawson-led iconic album extravaganza celebrates the immortal Grateful Dead
**E-tickets not available for this performance*