San Jose, CA November 20, 2023—Tabard Theatre announces a high energy “all killer, no filler” Grateful Dead experience on Friday, December 1 with Pete Sawyer & The Left Hand Monkey Wrench Gang. The show is available both to attend in-person and to stream from home live. For those unable to attend at the downtown San Jose venue or to tune in live, the high-quality multi-camera recording will also be available On-Demand for 30 days following the show. In-person single tickets are $25 for General Admission and $35 for reserved Cabaret seating. Livestream or On-Demand tickets are “choose your own pricing.”
Featuring unique combinations of many of the foremost interpreters of Grateful Dead music, Pete Sawyer and the Left Hand Monkey Wrench Gang always deliver a well-curated exploration of the classics, unexpected jewels and deep cuts in the beloved Grateful Dead songbook! Pete will be joined at Tabard by a stellar cast of musicians, so join us for a fantastic night of music.
The Gang for December 1 will be: Jeremy Hoenig (Phil Lesh, JGB); John-Paul McLean (JGB, Stu Allen); Zach Jones (Stu Allen, Lovin’ Dead); Pat Blizenski (Ten Mile Tide, Bryn Loosley; and Jenifer Freebairn (Woodworkers, Aardvark)
Dennis Cook, Editor Emeritas at Jambase.com writes “At times, the set evoked a really hot 80s Dead show but the vibe and sequencing was unique to this group, this performance. One of the treats for open-minded, longtime Deadheads is hearing songs juxtaposed or shifted in ways Jerry and his gang wouldn’t like the uncoupling of “Franklin’s Tower” from its standard antecedents. The Gang’s driving, gorgeously drawn take on “Foolish Heart” beat any version by the Grateful Dead I’ve heard, which is another treat for longtime fans where a seemingly known tune blooms into a beautiful, moving new thing. The love all onstage felt for this music and its originators was clear, hearts beating loud and between song comments evidence of how deep their connections go. But, they respect the music and methodology enough to make these songs their own, to make them relevant here & now.”
Tabard Theatre (formerly Theatre on San Pedro Square) — San Jose’s “Hidden Gem” venue for the performing arts— is located in the heart of historic San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose amid a bustling restaurant district. This intimate and unique venue brings a touch of Manhattan to the South Bay with its rustic yet edgy feel. Old brick walls, plush leather seats, antique wood plank floors, sweeping red velvet drapes and a 35-foot mahogany bar create a casual cabaret atmosphere. The three-quarter round cabaret stage— described by artists as “a room that feels big and small at the same time” — is the perfect setting for live music and theatre.
What: Pete Sawyer and the Left Hand Monkey Wrench Gang Grateful Dead Experience
When: Friday, December 1, 2023, Doors 7pm, Show 8pm PT In-Person & Livestream, & On Demand for 30 days
Who: All ages.
Where: Tabard Theatre (formerly Theatre on San Pedro Square) – Tabard Theatre in the heart of San Jose’s historic San Pedro Square, 29 N. San Pedro Street, San Jose, CA 95110 Parking at the San Pedro Garage directly across the street. The first 90 minutes are free.
Tickets: $15-$35. www.tabardtheatre.org or Call (408) 679-2330