Rainbow Full of Sound

The Double E Presents at The T Rex Theater

Essex, VT

EEVIP Presale begins 2/22 at 10AM. General Public tickets will be sold starting 2/25 at 10AM

Event Details

Box Office Opens: 6:30PM

Double E Doors: 7:00PM

Theater Doors: 7:30PM

Showtime: 8:00PM


Waynard Scheller and Rainbow Full of Sound (RFoS) have quickly become one of the East Coast’s premier bands playing Grateful Dead songs, thanks to talent and a lot of practice—300 shows’ worth. For the upcoming 2022 dates, Rainbow Full of Sound are taking Grateful Dead fans back in time, recreating the Dead’s legendary Europe 72’ tour on its 50th Anniversary. They will trace the path that included twenty-one shows that started in England and traveled to Denmark, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and back to England. Every stop in the Spring of 2022 will align with one of the Europe 72’ tour stops and perform the same setlist as the Grateful Dead performed that night 50 years ago. 

A little history: Rainbow full of Sound began as a one-off experiment in 2012 when a gang of Dead Heads decided to play the entire 1980 Radio City Music Hall run.  It was so much fun that it took on a life of its own, with a rotating cast that keeps it fresh.  The one consistent link is Waynard, and it makes sense—his commitment to music goes back to a ragtime-piano-playing grandfather, hippie babysitters who brought guitars with them, and then a mom who taught him classics like “Heart and Soul.” 

By the age of 10, he was playing guitar, and after lessons in voice and theory but almost none in piano, he became so consumed by the Grateful Dead’s Terrapin Station album that for close to a year he’d listen to it before going to school.  Things were never quite the same afterward.  Soon he switched to keyboards and joined his first Dead-oriented band, Changing Planes. Soon after, he was invited to join one of the oldest Dead-oriented bands, the former Zen Tricksters of Long Island, and they toured for some time as Jam Stampede. He met John Kadlecik, formerly of Dark Star Orchestra and then Furthur and now JGB with Melvin Seals, and worked on three tours with him. 

One day he got a call to play a show in a crypt at the Church of the Intercession in Trinity Cemetery, New York City, in the process of meeting Zach Nugent (then with Melvin Seals and JGB) and Kenny Brooks (formerly with Bob Weir in RatDog). His name spread around GD circles, and he played with Weir himself in an SF Bay-Area benefit for the Jerry Garcia Foundation called “Imagine There’s No Hunger,” and after they hit it off, on several other shows. Working with the Foundation brought him into contact with Hot Tuna’s Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, then another event connected him with Jason Crosby and Grahame Lesh of the Lesh Family Band…and the road goes on. 

Rainbow Full of Sound comes with full multimedia, changing with every song to take the audience on a musical adventure of sight as well as sound. 



Due to Vermont’s high vaccination rate and significantly declining local hospitalization rates, we will no longer be requiring proof of vaccination or masks for events at the Double E Performance Center unless specifically requested by the artist. This change will take effect immediately today, March 28 and will apply to performances in both the T Rex Theater and the Double E Lounge.


Please continue to keep an eye out for updates on any protocol changes in the future.


As always, please feel free to contact us at with any questions or concerns.


We will continue to follow state guidelines to ensure the utmost safety of our patrons, staff, community, and all those who plan on attending the Double E Performance Center.



 The Double E Performance Center is home to The T Rex Theater - a 400 seat multipurpose events space that hosts blockbuster movies, the best-sounding concerts, engaging speaking events, live-streamed programs, and private rentals as well! This is a general admission seated show in the T Rex Theater - seats are first-come, first-served. Our theater is outfitted with plush reclining chairs featuring cupholders that make for the most comfortable concert-going experience in Vermont. 

  • Unless otherwise listed, our shows are all ages. All guests need a ticket to seated shows. Much like an airline, we will welcome well-behaved babies who can stay seated on their parent's laps. We ask that parents remove loud or distracting children and cooperate if our concert staff ask you to do so. 

  • Drinks are allowed in the theater; cupholders are available with each chair 

  • Dancing is more than welcome! We will never ask you to sit down, but please be aware of your impact on your neighbors. Folks are welcome to dance in aisleways so long as they follow the directions of our concert staff. Folks may be asked to vacate aisleways at times and dance in their seat. Seat aisles are larger than most theaters! 

  • Concerts often feature visualizers, flashing lights, and fast movement 

  • Tickets are nonrefundable unless the show is completely canceled

Located on the campus that used to be known as The Essex Outlets and Cinema, The Essex Experience is an effort to reclaim retail spaces and turn them into cultural centers. You can spend a whole day here with Black Flannel Brewery, Black Flannel Distillery, Magic Man Cannabis Cafe, Sukho Thai, Uncommon Coffee, Arthound Gallery, The Mad Taco, The Double E Performance Center, Essex Cinemas, and so much more.

Our venue is completely ADA Accessible. Row H features wheelchair-accessible space, as well as accessible seating. If special accommodations will make your visit more comfortable, please reach out to us at Info@DoubleEVermont.Com

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Event Location


The T Rex Theater

21 Essex Way, Essex, VT, 05452

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Rainbow Full of Sound

Waynard Scheller