Skull & Roses 2024 Festival Canceled

The Grateful Dead-centric fest was slated to return to California’s Ventura County Fairgrounds on April 19 – 21.

By Andy Kahn Apr 9, 2024 1:46 pm PDT

Organizers of the 2024 Skull & Roses festival announced the cancellation of this year’s event. Skull & Roses 6 was slated to return California’s Ventura County Fairgrounds on April 19 – 21.

A message from Skull & Roses founder Chris Mitrovich follows:

Re: … Feelin’ Bad

Dear Dead Heads,

With deep sorrow I must inform you that SKULL & ROSES 6 has been canceled. In all transparency, the financial devastation of the 2023 show made it impossible to sustain the weight of the new production.

We have maintained hope and exhausted every imaginable possibility, right up to this very moment. It has now become clear, however, that we have reached the end of the line. All the cards are down and there’s nothing left to see.

This is not a choice, the decision has been made for us. Had we known (or stopped fighting) sooner, we would have let you know then. Please know that this is the truth. We feel exactly the same way that you do, in every regard.

Words cannot tell how much we appreciate your undying dedication and extreme connection with this show. We don’t know what the future holds. Please accept my most sincere apologies for the troubles this message will cause.

Chris Mitrovich, Founder
Skull & Roses

REFUNDS: While tickets and hotels were sold on a non-refundable basis, we sincerely wish that funds were available to refund all purchases. Unfortunately, this is simply not the case at this time. Additional information will be provided just as soon as it becomes available and will be posted through our socials and at

The lineup for the sixth installment of the now-canceled, Grateful Dead-centric music festival included Dark Star Orchestra, Melvin Seals and JGB, Sages & Spirits, Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, Jerry’s Middle Finger, Garcia Grisman Revisited, Cubensis, Joe Marcinek’s Dead Funk Summit, Zach Nugent’s Dead Set, Electric Waste Band, Xtra Ticket feat. A’Bear, Hyryder, Bearly Dead, Marcus Rezak Band, Brown Eyed Women, China Cats, Garcia Birthday Band, Easy Wind, Shakedown Street, David Gans, Shaky Feelin, Andy Coe Band, No Simple Hwy, Dead Set 805, and the fest’s house band The Alligators.

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