Dead & Co. After Party featuring The Grass Is Dead

Foundation Presents

Dead & Co. After Party featuring The Grass Is Dead

Tue · February 27, 2018

10:00 pm

The Social

$12.00 - $15.00

All patrons must have a valid form of identification present, regardless of age, at the time of entry for all 18+ and 21+ shows and events.

No backpacks, large bags or large purses allowed. Maximum Size 4.5′' x 6.5"

No professional audio/visual or any digital recording equipment will be allowed into the venue, without prior permission and arrangements. You must be on the artist photo pass list in order to enter with cameras with detachable lenses.

The Grass Is Dead
The Grass Is Dead
What’s in a name? Sometimes, everything… The Grass Is Dead are a bluegrass combo paying homage to the music and cultural legacy of The Grateful Dead, arguably America’s first folk rock band and one of the most influential musical artists of the last 50 years. The catalogue of the Dead’s music is a gold mine for string bands and story tellers, and The Grass Is Dead have established themselves far and wide as premiere purveyors of this rich tradition of Americana music. Pickin’ and grinnin’ is what they do best, and they have been adapting Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since 1998.

A festival favorite, The Grass Is Dead has built a loyal following from their home state of FL throughout the Eastern United States through burning live shows, and well beyond, through word of mouth, social media and old fashioned taper trees. The demand for Grateful Dead music is seemingly endless, and there are countless cover bands satisfying that demand on the local level, but there are not many artists out there approaching the music from the perspective of The Grass Is Dead. It is not complicated or artsy: this is a straight forward hootenanny built to last, and fans of either bluegrass music, The Grateful Dead, or both always leave happy, because sometimes there’s nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile…

The Grass Is Dead are a force of Bluegrass and Grateful Dead music. Pickin’ and grinnin’ is what they do best, and they have been adapting Grateful Dead songs in their own bluegrass style since 1998. Always a festival favorite, Grass is Dead is guaranteed to make you smile, smile, smile!!! With a few new members on the roster, the GID are having a blast introducing their new multi-talented band mates to new fans and Old and in the Way fans alike.



Originally formed in South Florida in 1998, The Grass Is Dead are one of the original pioneers of the Bluegrass/Grateful Dead genre. Billy Gilmore, founding member of The Grass Is Dead has cultivated a dedicated fan base for many years throughout his home state. The past two years have seen them ramp up their touring schedule extensively. In the summer of 2015 they decided to follow the Grateful Dead’s 50 year anniversary “Fare Thee Well” Tour and play various after parties and pre-parties across the country. They have developed a strong recognition in places as far north as Buffalo, NY and as far west as Denver, CO. The festival season of 2016 saw the Grass is Dead playing the Baygrass Bluegrass Festival, Leftover Salmon’s Blue Ridge Jam, Hickory Fest, Cornstock Fest, Roots Revival, Suwannee Hulaween and most recently a grassroots festival organized mainly by members of the Grass is Dead in the Everglades called Swamp Side of the Moon. Between their strong social media presence and their Facebook Street Team Group “Team Grass”, they have been able to showcase their talents up and down the east coast and bring in substantial crowds even to cities that they are performing in for the first time! Billy Gilmore is well recognized by fellow bands and musicians as a musical virtuoso and accomplished multi-instrumentalist. Over the years, Billy has shared the stage with such greats as Sam Bush, Vassar Clements, Peter Rowan, David Gans, Sue Cunningham, and Jeff Wisor just to name a few. The Grass Is Dead are ready to bring their happy sounds to new cities up and down the east coast in 2017!
Venue Information:
The Social
54 North Orange Ave
Orlando, FL, 32801
http://www.thesocial.org/