“I had a GREAT time at Dead Ends Live! I met a bunch of great musicians, played two full sets with the amazing Joe Craven, and got to perform in a beautiful church in front of a full house!”

David Gans/Host of the Grateful Dead Radio Hour


Furthurmore is John Kadlecik’s Grateful Dead experience; an ever-evolving collective of world-class musicians paying heartfelt tribute to the legacy of the Grateful Dead; reliving highlights of the long history of the Dead, at the same time injecting surprising new classics into the mix! John Kadlecik is one of the foremost interpreters of the Grateful Dead songbook, a superb guitarist, and a fine singer and songwriter in his own right. His musical journey encompasses a founding membership in The Dark Star Orchestra, his work with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in their Furthur project and his ongoing membership in the JGB (with onetime Garcia organ player Melvin Seals).


We are excited to have, from Vancouver, the Allmost Brothers, a tribute to the legendary Allman Brothers band. Their brilliant recreation of 60’s and 70’s southern rock mixes blues, jazz, country and rock and roll. This 6-piece band, with their two drummers, are guaranteed to fill the dance floor and rekindle musical memories of Dickie Betts and Duane Allman.


Now in his fourth decade of hosting the syndicated Grateful Dead Hour, Gans has become one of the unofficial voices of the Deadheads. Before the mass proliferation of the internet and its music-trading capabilities, it was Gans who acted as the cool older brother with a hand-picked tape for generations of Grateful Dead listeners.

David Gans is a musician, songwriter and journalist. He is a guitarist known for incisive, literate song-writing. He is also noted for his music loop work, often creating spontaneous compositions in performance. David has also co-written songs with Robert Hunter, Peter Rowan and Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, while members of RatDog, Phil Lesh & Friends, as well as David Grisman, and Darol Anger have played on David’s solo albums.

He is the co-author and author of many books including Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead, and Conversations With The Dead.

He’s host of the weekly syndicated radio show The Grateful Dead Hour and co-hosts Sirius XM's Tales from the Golden Road, a call-in show about the Grateful Dead. David’s been involved in many facets of Dead compilations and re-issues, too many to name here, but he was one of the producers of the brilliant So Many Roads (1965-1995) Grateful Dead box set and the Jerry Garcia box, All Good Things.


The McGowan Family Band will throw open the ballroom doors Friday with a set of Grateful Dead material that draws from all corners of the vast Dead songbook. All that and a slew of blues-basted favourites made popular by the Dead and their friends over the years! PS: Expect some Dylan! Expect to dance!


Saturday night, The Almighty Turtlenecks will set the tone and pack the dance floor with a setlist of classics from the 60’s & 70’s. A stellar band boasting some of Edmonton’s finest musicians, with much-lauded producer and guitarist Stew Kirkwood at the helm. A special one-time only treat for Dead Ends Live!

Nick Martin-Vocals
Jamie Cooper-Drums
Stew Kirkwood-Guitar
Rooster Davis-Keyboards
Reid Thiel-Bass


We are honoured to have veteran musician Lionel Rault, host of CKUA’s popular radio program, Lionel’s Vinyls, presiding over an all-star cast of some of Edmonton’s best-loved performers.

Dana Wiley, Bobby Cameron, Trace Jordan, Gord Matthews and more! Friday & Saturday from 4-7 pm

Psychedelic Light Show by The Light Psychlone

This live projection-based light show uses psychedelic projection methods, just like the legendary light shows of the 1960’s! An amazing immersive technicolor experience. Mixing art and music to create a unique ambience for all to enjoy