May 08

Grateful Dead Experience - THE SCHWAG

The Piazza

Aurora, IL

Show: 7:30PM


Event Details

The Piazza & NTL Productions present a Grateful Dead Experience - THE SCHWAG Saturday, May 8th

Ages // 21+

Doors // 7:30pm

Show // 9pm

The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on thevibe and music of the Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 TheSchwag has performed over 3000 concerts throughout the UnitedStates. This group averages 150 shows a year and has a workingsong list of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and JerryGarcia Band catalog. For several years band leader JimmyTebeau also toured the country performing with Melvin Seals andThe Jerry Garcia Band (JGB). The Schwag has opened for manynotable acts including String Cheese Incident, Marshall TuckerBand, Leftover Salmon, Sammy Hagar, Little Feat, and RailroadEarth. For many years The Schwag hosted its own Schwagstockmusic festivals drawing crowds of an average of 5000 people perevent several times per summer. The band owned the venueCamp Zoe in Missouri where the festivals were hosted. Some ofthe bands opening for The Schwag at these festivals wereGeorge Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Keller Williams, BigBrother & the Holding Company, and New Riders of the PurpleSage. Some of the guest musicians to play with The Schwag overthe years include Chuck Berry, Bill Nershi from String CheeseIncident, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon,Butch Trucks from The Allman Brothers Band, Fred Tacket fromLittle Feat, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Vince Welnick from TheGrateful Dead. Honorary band members for full Schwag showsinclude Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, Johnnie Johnson, Jason &
Travis & Kang from String Cheese Incident, and Devon Allman(Gregg’s son.) The Schwag band is now stronger than ever on aperpetual tour performing a different show every night of highenergy organic interpretations of the Grateful Dead song list.

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Event Location


The Piazza

85 Executive Dr, Aurora, IL, 60504

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