Shakedown Street Plays The Mesa Theatre
Grateful Dead tribute band, Shakedown Street, will be making a rare Grand Junction appearance.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Sunday, December 2
10pm – 2am iCal
The Mesa Theatre
In the live music venues of the Rocky Mountains, there are only a few bands that are able to consistantly draw large audiences. Shakedown Street accomplishes this year after year by embodying the Grateful Dead ethos of improvisation and discovery, while maintaining an intimacy and open repoire with its audience. A whole new generation of "Shakeheads" has discovered the positive and collaborative energy found at a Shakedown Street concert. Longtime fans are thrilled to find the band sounding hotter than ever, and having the time of their lives! Throughout the years, Shakedown Street has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many iconic musicians. Some of these include former Grateful Dead members Vince Welnick and Tom Constanten, as well as Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band, and Grateful Dead technician and keyboard wizard Bob Bralove. Others include Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, The JGB Band, Hot Tuna, The David Nelson Band, NRPS, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Merl Saunders, Mitch Ryder, Spirit, Jerry Jeff Walker, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Big Brother and the Holding Company.With a working repertoire of over two hundred songs, Shakedown Street is able to perform multi night runs without repetition, drawing equally from early and modern Grateful Dead songs, and weave together unique and unforgettable performances. With 2012 marking the beginning of Shakedown Street’s year-long 25th Anniversary Party, big plans are in the making. The band will be performing special celebratory shows throughout the year, that will feature guest appearances of many well known Colorado and national artists. Don’t be surprised to find Shakedown Street in your neighborhood soon!!!