The Garcia Project

March 2, 2018 - 9:00pm

Performing Classic Jerry Garcia Band set lists from 1976 to 1995

On Friday, March 2, the Community Center for the Performing Arts, KLCC’s Dead Air, PharmFresh Flowers, Jamaica Joel’s and Twenty After Four proudly welcome The Garcia Project back to the WOW Hall.

The Garcia Project is the only nationally touring Jerry Garcia Band Tribute Band or Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band that performs actual full, classic Jerry Garcia Band era-specific set lists from 1976-1995.  After making their WOW Hall and Eugene debut in November, The Garcia Project had this to say, “We LOVE you! Thank you to the staff and all the amazing Pranksters and The Godfather of light!”

The band was so happy to play here that they immediately made another date.


I spent a lot of nights in a lot of places with the Jerry Garcia Band, and I’m here to say that I really enjoy what The Garcia Project does with those memories.  Mik’s guitar and his and Kat’s vocals stir up some very sweet vibes…some times they almost make me feel like I’m back in, say, 1992 at the Warfield.  Check ‘em out. — Dennis McNally, former publicist for the Jerry Garcia Band


The Garcia Project faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss. It’s about family, soul searching, rejoicing, contemplating, celebrating, seeking truth and loving one another.  Like Dark Star Orchestra does for The Grateful Dead, The Garcia Project is creating the Jerry Garcia Band experience for old fans to relive or new fans to enjoy for the first time.

The Garcia Project has received rave reviews from the press and from fans.


“The Garcia Project was on point with the whole experience and it didn’t seem like a cover band more like a mirrored band…they are just as real as the Jerry Garcia Band. “ – Buffalo FM Review

“The Garcia Project’s attention to detail on intonation and performance structure does set them apart as an authority on Jerry Garcia.” – NYSMUSIC


“In order for a tribute band to be successful, fans need to look at them as the authority on the artist they are emulating. The Garcia Project pulls it off effortlessly. Go see them live …The Garcia Project is the whole package.” – Upstate Live


Meet the band:


Mik Bondy – Guitar & Vocals

Mik Bondy fills the “Jerry” role with modesty and an understanding that no one can replace Jerry – but that we all together can rejoice in his music. Mik has two tribute guitars and a recreation of Jerry’s actual guitar amps, effects and speakers. Mik loves to jam and really feels the music. A long time Jerry-head, Mik enjoyed the last few years of Jerry’s life following the Jerry Garcia Band around whenever he could. Mik has guested on guitar and vocals with Melvin Seals and JGB.


Kat Walkerson – Vocals

Kat Walkerson adds heartfelt and soulful female vocals to the mix. She brings an awesome energy to the project and you can feel her love for this music though her singing. She exudes positive vibes and her smiles are a testament to her appreciation of the music. Kat has performed as vocalist for Melvin Seals and JGB and has been a guest vocalist with Dark Star Orchestra.


Dan F Crea – Bass

Dan brings a background in academic music theory, jazz, rock, and playing old and new country in smokey road houses across the upper Midwest as well as a thorough study of both John Kahn and Phil Lesh.  He uses two customized Fender Precisions like Kahn used from ’74 to ’81, with Fender necks, Warmoth bodies, LaBella flatwound strings, and EMG electronics with a modified Steinberger Sprit with full EMG system and Steinberger flatwounds for the late 80’s early 90’s shows.  With the Acoustically Speaking Trio he uses a Palatino electric upright bass.


Bobby Belanger – Drums

Bobby is a solid and tight drummer that can bring the music down to whisper and back up with a roar. Bobby excels in the 70’s era JGB stylings as well as the later eras.

            Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.


Door Time: 
March 2, 2018 - 8:00pm
$20 Advance, $25 Day of Show