Deadheads, folkies, rockers and musical adventurers alike: the time has come to embrace the entire Summer of Love with the world's first Celtic all-star Grateful Dead jam band. Wake the Dead was formed on a whimsical inspiration by three Celtic performers who shared a love for the Grateful Dead back in 2000. Inspired by the cultural joy and expression of love and appreciation celebrated at Irish wakes, a full band was assembled and today the very talented septethave recorded three CDs and wowed audiences all across the country. Let them rock your world at Cyprians.
Speaking of the Grateful Dead, also performing are the Rowan Brothers who had Jerry Garcias as a backing musician on their first album, released in 1972. Brothers Chris and Lorin Rowan have a long history as a band in San Francisco and their tight harmonies and haunting melodies come together over crisp guitar and mandolin and steel guitar picking to offer a versatile and exciting combination of bluegrass-flavored folk that you won’t want to miss.
Saturday, Dec 3 Wake The Dead and The Rowan Brothers
Doors open 7:30pm, performance begins at 8pm
Cyprian's, 2097 Turk St. at Lyon
$18 adv/$20 door; $16 for kids, seniors, and students with ID.
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Cyprian's is pleased to host SF Live Arts Music Series with this special appearance of Wake the Dead and The Rowan Brothers.
Check "Getting to Cyprian's" for transport on foot, bike, bus or car. Secure bike parking provided. On-street and secure vehicle parking within two blocks. Cyprian's is located within St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church, "the green tower at Turk & Lyon."
Refreshments will be available, and you can drink and dance in the church.