Splintered Sunlight to Perform Four Iconic Grateful Dead Shows at SteelStacks in July
BETHLEHEM, PA—It’s a salute to one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time as Splintered Sunlight performs four iconic Grateful Dead shows in their entirety this July at the Musikfest Café presented at Yuengling, located at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. Tickets for each show are $10-$15 in advance and $12-$17 at the doors; they’ll go on sale May 17, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and May 20, 10 a.m., to the public at www.steelstacks.org and 610-332-3378.
As the first Artist in Residence in the history of the Musikfest Café, Splintered Sunlight will dedicate every Thursday in July to recreating a classic Dead show song for song. Included are the legendary Roscoe Maples Pavilion show from February 1973, as well as the July 1975 Great American Music Hall performance, featured on the 1991 live CD release, One From the Vault. The recreations of two other shows, the Feb. 13, 1970 Fillmore East show and the Oct. 16, 1981 Amsterdam performance, feature rare acoustic Dead sets from Splintered Sunlight.
The four shows and their original setlists are:
July 7, 7:30 p.m.
2/13/70 – Fillmore East, New York City
(Electric) China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Me & My Uncle, Dire Wolf, Smokestack Lightning
(Acoustic) Monkey & The Engineer, Little Sadie, Wake Up Little Susie, Black Peter, Uncle John’s Band, Katie Mae
(Electric) Dark Star> Cryptical Envelopment> Drums> The Other One> Cryptical Envelopment> Turn On Your Lovelight. E: We Bid You Good Night
July 14, 7:30 p.m.
2/9/73 – Roscoe Maples Pavilion, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Promised Land, Row Jimmy, Black Throated Wind, Deal, Me & My Uncle, Sugaree, Looks Like Rain, Loose Lucy, Mexicali Blues, Brown Eyed Women, El Paso, Here Comes Sunshine, Playin’ In The Band , China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider, Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, Truckin’> Eyes Of The World> China Doll, Big River, Ramble On Rose, Box Of Rain, Wave That Flag, Sugar Magnolia, Uncle John’s Band, Around & Around. E: Casey Jones
July 2, 7:30 p.m.
8/13/75 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Help On The Way> Slipknot!> Franklin’s Tower, The Music Never Stopped, It Must Have Been The Roses, Eyes Of The World> Drums> Stronger Than Dirt, Around & Around, Sugaree, Big River, Crazy Fingers> Drums> The Other One> Sage And Spirit> Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad, U.S. Blues, Blues For Allah
July 28, 7:30 p.m.
10/16/81 Melkweg, Amsterdam
Set 1 (acoustic): On The Road Again, Dire Wolf, Monkey And The Engineer, Bird Song, Cassidy, Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie, The Race Is On, Ripple
Set 2 (electric): Playing In The Band, Hully Gully, The Wheel, Samson And Delilah, Gloria, Turn On Your Lovelight, Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad, Playing In The Band, Black Peter, Sugar Magnolia
From their base in Philadelphia, Splintered Sunlight has become a permanent fixture on the Mid-Atlantic live music scene, playing clubs, theaters and summer festivals throughout the region. The band and its members have performed with former members of the Grateful Dead, including Bob Weir, Donna Jean Godchaux, Tom Constanten and Vince Welnick. The band has also shared the stage with Dead-related acts such as Matt Kelly of Kingfish, Merle Saunders, Melvin Seals, Jorma Kaukonen, Steve Kimock, Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes and others. Among the venues it has performed at are the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Brooklyn Bowl in New York, Musikfest in Bethlehem and the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J.