The Garcia Project

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 8:00pm
Event Time: 
$20 Advance, $25 Day of Show

On Friday, March 22, the Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes The Garcia Project back to the WOW Hall.

            The Garcia Project is an East Coast Jerry Garcia tribute act that is building a following on the West Coast with annual tours that include stops at the WOW Hall.  They have been embraced by the local members of the tribe, including our local public station programs – KLCC’s Dead Air and KRVM’s Short Strange Trip.  In fact, you can usually find SST DJ Ed Kashin behind the sound board.

            Kat Walkerson (vocals), Mik Bondy (guitar and vocals), Dan Crea (bass guitar), Tommy Nagy (drums) and Russel Lee Wheeler (piano) comprise The Garcia Project -- a nationally touring, critically acclaimed tribute to The Jerry Garcia Band.  The Garcia Project performs full, classic set lists from 1976 - 1995.  The band faithfully channels and projects the feelings, emotions and music that propelled the Jerry Garcia Band and the fans through many years of musical bliss.  There shows are all about family, soul searching, rejoicing, contemplating, celebrating, seeking truth and loving one another.

"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…Check ‘em out." — Dennis McNally, former publicist for the Jerry Garcia Band.

The Garcia Project is the only nationally touring Jerry Garcia Band tribute that performs full, classic Jerry Band set lists from 1976-1995.  “We have been called by many, ‘the DSO of JGB’,” jokes Mik.

With proper, era-specific equipment and arrangements, The Garcia Project brings the fans back in time to relive the classic Jerry Garcia Band concerts in their entirety.  Guitarist Mik Bondy has ben gifted with two Jerry Garcia replica guitars and has spent years building a replica guitar rig. The band started in 2010 and has been touring for the last five years with great success.

“For those of us who crave late 70’s (and through the 80's and 90’s) Jerry Garcia Band, The Garcia Project scratches that itch for hearing live renditions of Jerry Garcia Band shows from that period.”

— Bob Minkin, legendary Grateful Dead and Jerry Band rock photographer.

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

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