Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival

The FREE Berkeley Shakedown Street festival is a tribute to the Grateful Dead. The event features music, food, beer/wine, and vendors! Sep 17th and 18th!!

The Official Nomad Presents, in cooperation with the SEVA FOUNDATION, CBCBerkeley, BPG, KPFA Radio, Ashkenaz, Lagunitas Brewing Co, The UC Theatre, Berkeley Community Media, SFGate, Smell The Truth, and The Downtown Berkeley Business Association (, bring you... The one and only, 3nd Annual Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival Sept 17th and 18th in Downtown Berkeley, California! On September 17th and 18th, 2016 we honor The Grateful Dead and the 50+ years of music that has inspired generations. Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival welcomes fellow Deadheads far and wide to come down, find a spot in the grass, dance a little and enjoy two full days of Grateful music. In addition to the music, our friendly volunteers will be serving Lagunitas Brewery on tap ($2.50 of every beer goes to SEVA!!). A select variety of food vendors will have non-alcoholic beverages available along with veg and non-veg options. Our Grateful Arts & Crafts Village will have handmade arts, apparel, glass art, jewelry, healing arts, antiques, patches, pins, batik, tie dyes and much, much more! More than 30+ vendors are expected!!! (Do you want to vend? 15,000 people expected) Spaces are going fast! Shakedown Street Festival is in the heart of Berkeley, surrounded by a vibrant community of artists and freethinkers. A short walk from the beautiful UC Berkeley Campus, Downtown Berkeley BART, Telegraph Avenue and The Gourmet Ghetto - The Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival is a weekend destination and an experience not to be missed! Check out where to stay! Bands will include (More to come!): Achilles Wheel T.V. Mike and the Scarecrowes Wake Of The Dead (Chico) Hardly Deadly (Stockton) Easy Wind (Berkeley) Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival is a FREE family friendly event for all ages and benefits The SEVA Foundation, who works tirelessly fighting blindness around the world. With the support of our friends and sponsors - and (most importantly) - our Deadhead family, we are privileged to bring this event to beautiful Downtown Berkeley for the third year, and we hope to see a lot of new faces! Some wonderful endorsements from our loving fans after our first year... “I have not felt like this since Jerry died.” “You have restored my faith in humanity.” “This is exactly what Berkeley and the Dead community needs.” “There should be more events like this.” page: Facebook Event Listing: After Party event page:


Stu Allen and Mars Hotel
New Years Eve
Set I

S.F.’s ’60s rock scene started with a band you never heard of The Grateful Dead may be holding multimillion-dollar concerts in football stadiums to mark 50 years in the business, but the real golden anniversary of the San Francisco scene will be celebrated in a somewhat less exalted fashion this weekend in a small ghost town in the Nevada hills, which, oddly e...

Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead Collaborator and Lyricist, Dead at 78

This one hits close to home...
RIP brother Hunter... One of rock’s most ambitious and dazzling lyricists was literary counterpoint to the band’s musical experimentation

The Time the Grateful Dead Organized a Gospel Concert at San Quentin See inmates and prison guards singing side-by-side at the concert inside San Quentin State Prison.

Celebrating Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan's Birthday With 10 Early Grateful Dead Performances [Audio/Video] We're wishing Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, founding and beloved keyboard player for the Grateful Dead, a very happy birthday on this day!

The Town That Still Believes in Magic, by Scott Guberman and David Gans with Robin Sylvester and Greg Anton

track by Scott Guberman and David Gans with Robin Sylvester and Greg Anton

20 Seconds of Jerry Garcia Laughing

Happy Birthday, captain. ❤️

From the 1994(?) interview for the "History of Rock & Roll" documentary film.

Melvin Seals & JGB Featuring John Kadlecik Announce Fall Tour 2019 Melvin Seals & JGB's fall tour will feature special guest John Kadlecik on lead guitar.


Ron "Pigpen" McKernan Plays His Final Show With The Grateful Dead, On This Day In 1972 [Full Audio]

Heart and soul...❤️⚡️💙 On this day in 1972, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan helped debut the eerily appropriate "Stella Blue" during his last performance with the Grateful Dead.

Moondogg Productions

Looking for a band to donate their time and energy to The Berkeley Free Clinic's 50th anniversary celebration in August to be held in Live Oak Park. They are a nonprofit, so the budget is limited (or nonexistent). Please feel free to message me with any interest. The planing committee will vote on the bands that are presented to them.
Just for clarity...this would be a donation of your bands time to a very good cause. It would be wonderful exposure!
Check out what the Berkeley Free Clinic does for the community...they are great!

Camp Winnarainbow

Almost there!!

Latest News!
We have $5,471.23 to go!!!
(still no phones but we're here!! Camp's happening!)

Moondogg Productions

Hello everyone! This is Mischa Ballard, owner of Moondogg Productions and creator of the Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival. As many of you know, my life path has lead me away from the music industry. This was both a conscious choice and a result of the stress that comes with working in this industry. This was not a easy choice to make, but it is the right choice for me at this point.
As of today, I am stepping down as the owner and main driving force behind Moondogg Productions. This decision has filled me with mixed emotions, both sadness and relief.
The wonderful thing is that Moondogg Productions is not going away. Erica Albright has stepped up to take the reins to guide Moondogg Productions to success. She has a drive and a passion for music and art that is rivaled by a few. She already has been doing amazing work and has achieved more in a short time that I could have hoped for. Please welcome her with open arms and open hearts!
And thank you...🙏
Nothing left to do but 😊😊😊!!

Watch Grateful Dead Play With Neil Young, John Fogerty, John Popper At Bill Graham Memorial Laughter, Love and Music celebrated the life and times of the legendary Bill Graham in 1991, and featured Grateful Dead, Santana, Los Lobos, and more.

Match Challenge! Let's Match $25,000!

A donor has put out a challenge. They'll match $25k of all that we raise!

Synth repairman accidentally got high after touching old LSD left on vintage ’60s synthesizer

Bear strikes again! The strain was potentially from Grateful Dead sound engineer Owsley Stanley.

Corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco Declared 'National Treasure' The famous corner is one of the most well-known symbols of the counterculture and hippie movements of the 1960s.

Dead of the Day: March 23, 1974

On this day in Grateful Dead history... Cow Palace in Daly City, California

High Sierra Music Festival

More, more, more! 19 more bands added to the HSMF '19! Welcome to DISPATCH • Steel Pulse • Manic Focus • PNUMA LIVE • Stanton Moore and Skerik Skerik’s Emerald Quintet feat. Scott Metzger, Robert Walter and Chris Stillwell • TOO MANY ZOOZ • TAUK • Natalie Cressman • Andy Frasco & The U.N. • John Kadlecik’s Fellowship of the Wing feat. Jay Lane, Reed Mathis, and Todd Stoops • Star Kitchen • Gaby Moreno • Royal Jelly Jive • The Suitcase Junket • Mapache • Valley Queen • Templo • Diggin Dirt • Rainbow Girls

All these bands will be joining Umphrey’s McGee, Greensky Bluegrass, Jim James, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Galactic, The Del McCoury Band, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe presents Eat a Bunch of Peaches, The Marcus King Band, Leftover Salmon and + + + many more!

DUDE, get your tickets TODAY. Or tomorrow of this weekend or FOR SURE by Monday because after midnight Monday (the 18th) prices go up! Sad face if you don't save now! >>

Don't already know why you want to go to High Sierra? Check out for more.

In Honor of International Women’s Day, Enjoy Five Versions of “Man Smart, Woman Smarter” March 8th marks International Women' s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with music? As Deadheads know very well—from the lyrics penned by Harry

Songs Of Their Own | Scott Guberman - Dark Star Watch the 21st installment in our covers project honoring the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary.

Stu Allen & Friends - Boots of Spanish Leather (Bob Dylan) LIVE! @ TXR Bar 2/17/19

Stu Allen & Friends (Reed Mathis, Scott Guberman, Jeremy Hoenig) in the Terrapin Crossroads Bar in San Rafael, CA on 2/17/19 performing a gorgeous version of...

Day & Weekend Passes

Phil Lesh Schedules Terrapin Crossroads Thunder & Lightning Show Today, Phil Lesh added another "Thunder & Lightning" Friends show at his own Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, CA, set for February 5

50 Years Ago: Grateful Dead and Big Brother & the Holding Company Begin the Haight-Ashbury Era at the Trips Festival A three-day festival with an acid test and music by the Grateful Dead and other San Francisco bands took place in January 1966.

Woodstock 2019: Official 50th anniversary festival to be held at Watkins Glen The event will be separate from a Bethel Woods concert at the original site.

We're live with a free stream from Terrapin Crossroads' Winter Hootenanny!

Want more Grateful Dead music? Check out Phil & Friends catalog streaming on

Tonight's show features Phil Lesh, Stu Allen, Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz, Greg Loiacono, Cass McCombs, Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Mike Pascale, Alex Koford, Scott Guberman, & Nathan Graham.

Scott Guberman

Stu Allen and Mars Hotel, 'Rablin' Rose,' Ashkenaz, January. 4, 2019

Stu Allen and Mars Hotel, 'Rablin' Rose,' Ashkenaz, January. 4, 2019, Scott Guberman on keys and vocals, Justin Purtill on bass, Ezra Lipp on drums and backup.

Happy New Year! What are you doing tonight?

Jan. 11 CD Release Contest Win 2 tickets to my Jan. 11 CD Release Party at Terrapin Crossroads + a signed copy of "Further From The Storm" on vinyl!

Loose With The Truth

Scott Guberman

Hanukkah Celebration w Phil Lesh, Scott Guberman, Ross James & Lebo

Grateful Dead Tribute Bands in the USA

NFA!! ❤️❤️❤️


Fall back with Phil Lesh
Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh, Scott Guberman

"Grateful Day Festival" Block Party & Grateful Dead Tribute | Berkeley Join for the free second annual Grateful Day Festival. Featuring artists and vendors, a kid's zone, stilt walkers, with live music all day

Joe Russo's Almost Dead


Our show at Fox Theater - Oakland in Oakland, CA on Saturday, November 10, 2018 will sell out shortly.

Get Tickets while you can here:


Click here to support Nick's Legal Fees organized by Pin Wizard's family

One of the dear friends of the festival got wrongfully profiled in Utah for being a Deadhead.
He is now facing fines or worse. Him and his wife, and good friend Franklin, are three of the finest human beings you will ever meet on this green earth. Nick is also one of the most talented artist I have ever seen. If you can’t donate to the fund, consider buying an original piece of art from him. Returning home from three weeks on Dead&Co tour, we were stopped by a Utah Sheriff. We were profiled for our California plates, the officer did a stop and sniff and went back to his car. He came back after three other cars arrived and proceeded to inform me that they were searching the vehicle be...

Moondogg Productions

Moondogg Productions is proud to announce that we are now offering event and festival consultation services. Does your band need help creating an electronic press kit (EPK)? Do you need advice on festival production? Having trouble figuring out the layout of your event? Having issues navigating the governmental bureaucratic red tape and permits for your event?

We can help!

Please consider us for all your event production consultation needs. Please PM is for pricing details and availability.

The Capitol Theatre


It's National Firefighters Day! You may have seen their Grateful Dead-themed truck, or shared a smile and a wave, but here's the real story of how Port Chester's Harry Howard Hook & Ladder Co. #1 became Deadheads and ultimately made Phil Lesh an honorary member. These guys are heroes in every sense of the word. 🎥: Will Schwerd

Fox Theater - Oakland

Just Announced!

🌹 TWO NIGHTS with Joe Russo's Almost Dead on NOV 10 & 11 🌹

🎟️ Presale begins this Thursday, 5/10 at 10am with pw = hideaway

Sweetwater Music Hall

Happiest 82nd Birthday to Wavy Gravy a benefit concert for Camp Winnarainbow- Live Streaming from Sweetwater Music Hall!

Lonesome Locomotive

Listen to Michael Rosen’s new song “Ride The Wind” with Emily Lewis singing harmony!

Happy birthday, Phil!!
We loves ya!

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