GRATEFUL DEAD PERCUSSION MARVEL
TO BE HONORED GUEST AT THIS YEAR'S LAS TORTUGAS HALLOWEEN WEEKEND GATHERING
The 4th annual installment of Las Tortugas – Dance of the Dead, taking place October 29 – November 1 in Yosemite, CA, is very proud to announce that the legendary drummer and co-founder of the Grateful Dead, Bill Kreutzmann, will be the Honored Guest for this year's festival. After honoring the Dead's legacy the past two years with sizzling performances from Melvin Seals & JGB, Las Tortugas is delighted to continue the festival's warm embrace of the roots of the jam-centric scene at the heart of this intimate, exciting festival. Kreutzmann's innovative approach to drumming combined with his deep understanding of the power of rock 'n' roll and improvisation will be on display as he guests with Papa Mali at Las Tortugas. Las Tortugas is delighted to have Bill on board this year and look forward to the many surprises he'll unleash from his voluminous trick bag!
Las Tortugas IV takes place at Evergreen Lodge in Yosemite and will feature performances from Umphrey's McGee, Dumpstaphunk, Tea Leaf Green, Hot Buttered Rum, Bag of Tricks (Brogan, Adams & Gill of ALO), The Mother Hips, Blue Turtle Seduction, New Monsoon, Nathan Moore, Poor Man's Whiskey, Pimps of Joytime, Papa Mali, Izabella, Big Light and more. The complete festival schedule and daily themes will be announced soon to aid folks in their holiday weekend planning for this special annual event.
Tickets for Las Tortugas are on sale now at evergreenhalloween.inticketing.com.
For more on Las Tortugas, check our coverage of the 2008 event here.