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WIJAM PRESENTS: 

GRATEFUL FOR JERRY

A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF JERRY GARCIA FT. 

GRATEFUL DEAD EXPERIENCE : THE SCHWAG

with PSYCHEDELIC LIQUID ART LIGHT SHOW

& SWEET DELTA DAWN

HOSTED BY FLOWPOETRY

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Join us as we celebrate the life of Jerry Garcia through art and music! 

Vendors, live painting, group art project + more! 

Hoops and flow toys welcome! 

$15 tickets (available for purchase at Orpheum Theater box office with no fees!)

To inquire about vending, contact: wijamonline@gmail.com 

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More on The Schwag: 

The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 The Schwag has performed over 3000 concerts throughout the United States. This group averages 150 shows a year and has a working songlist of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog. For several years band members Jimmy Tebeau and Dave A-Bear also toured the country performing with Melvin Seals and The Jerry Garcia Band (JGB). The Schwag has opened for many notable acts including String Cheese Incident, Marshall Tucker Band, Leftover Salmon, Sammy Hagar, Little Feat, and Railroad Earth. For many years The Schwag hosted its own Schwagstock music festivals drawing crowds of an average of 5000 people per event several times per summer. The band owned the venue Camp Zoe in Missouri where the festivals were hosted. Some of the bands opening for The Schwag at these festivals were George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Keller Williams, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and New Riders of the Purple Sage. Some of the guest musicians to play with The Schwag over the years include Chuck Berry, Bill Nershi from String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmitt and Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, Butch Trucks from The Allman Brothers Band, Fred Tacket from Little Feat, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Vince Welnick from The Grateful Dead. Honorary band members for full Schwag shows include Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, Johnnie Johnson, Jason & Travis & Kang from String Cheese Incident, and Devon Allman (Gregg’s son.) From May of 2013 to May of 2014, The Schwag was primarily on hiatus, as lead singer Jimmy Tebeau served time in federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota for a music/drug related crime. The Schwag band is now stronger than ever on a perpetual tour performing a different show every night of high energy organic interpretations of the Grateful Dead songlist.

More on Sweet Delta Dawn:

A group of eccentric individuals working together to find enlightenment through music. pooling inspiration from classic rock, blues, psychedelic, soul, blue grass, funk and many other styles. Sweet Delta Dawn is a Jam Band based out of Madison, Wisconsin. Heavily inspired by bands like the Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Phish, they bring a few extra smiles everywhere they go. They are one of the newest up and coming Jam Bands in the Madison, WI area. You will LOVE Sweet Delta Dawn! (~);}

More on FlowPoetry:

FlowPoetry is the originator of Jam Poetry. Straight up spoken word performance. One man one mic. These are socially conscious poems and stories woven together reflecting themes of the American music festival experience. Able to do full length sets and/or perfect for a unique main stage tweener. FlowPoetry can set the tone for a show and/or can be woven into later sets. Also available as an Artist At Large or MC. With over 1100 shows in the USA with bands and as a solo poet, FlowPoetry was honored as a finalist for the MNSWA "Urban Griot" International/National Performer of the year alongside Leonard Cohen and Saul Williams. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, FlowPoetry was voted by the city as one of Madison (Wisconsin) Magazine's Best Spoken Word/Poetry Performers. He is a three-time finalist for Best Artist in the Annual Madison WI Area Music Awards.



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