Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO
Are you ready for a very special incident? String Cheese Incident are playing the very last night of their Red Rocks takeover, and they have a very special plan, it’s a Phil Lesh Incident! That’s right, String Cheese Incident and Phil Lesh come to Red Rocks Amphitheater on Sunday, July 17th 2022. Grab your tickets to one of the best bluegrass, come Grateful dead mashups ever, It's going to be weird and wild so book now, anything might happen! Get your String Cheese Incident and Grateful Dead fix all in one night.
“It wouldn’t be summer without SCI in Colorado. The annual Red Rocks weekend tradition continues with a triple bill across July 15, 16, 17 at Red Rocks. We are thrilled to share the stage with Yonder Mountain String Band on Friday, Leftover Salmon on Saturday, and a special “Phil Lesh Incident” to round up Sunday and close out the Red Rocks weekend!” – SCI
String Cheese Incident formed in 1993 in the cities of Crested Butte and Telluride, right here in Colorado. The band emerged as one of America’s most significant independent bands, and has since released 10 albums, 6 DVDs and countless live recordings from their absolutely relentless tour schedule. It is composed of electric guitarist, mandolin and violinist Michael Kang, drummer Michael Travis, acoustic guitarist, lap steel guitarist and electric slide guitarist Bill Nershi, pianist, organist and accordion player Kyle Hollingsworth, bass guitarist Keith Moseley, and, percussionist Jason Hann. Together they belt out a hypnotic, psychedelic blend of bluegrass sounds, incorporating elements of rock, electronica, calypso, country, funk, jazz, Latin, progressive rock, and reggae.
The only outsider for this bluegrass takeover, all the way from California, Philip Chapman Lesh is a founding member of the Grateful Dead, with whom he played bass guitar throughout their 30-year career. After the band's disbanding in 1995, Lesh continued the tradition of Grateful Dead family music with side project Phil Lesh and Friends, which paid homage to the Dead's music by playing their originals, common covers, and the songs of the members of his band. Phil & Friends is not a traditional group in that several lineups of musicians have played under the name, including groups featuring members of Phish, the Black Crowes, and the Allman Brothers Band.