Tickets on Sale for Grateful Useless-Themed Competition at Maddox Ranch

LAKELAND — Presale tickets for the primary annual Grateful Gathering, a Grateful Useless-themed music competition at Maddox Ranch in Lakeland, went on sale Thursday. Passes for the four-day occasion embody a tent tenting web site. Scott Guberman (Phil and Pals) and Zach Nugent (Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band) will play collectively. The Garcia Challenge: Performing full, traditional Jerry Garcia Band set lists from 1976-1995, can even be among the many 18 acts scheduled to carry out.


“So many ‘traditions’ have passed by the wayside prior to now few years,” mentioned occasion organizer and Useless Set Florida member Christian Walker. “I actually wish to assist create a brand new custom yearly at Maddox Ranch. It’ll at all times be held the weekend earlier than Thanksgiving when the climate right here is unbelievable and Mom Nature is at our fingertips. With a tenting occasion, the tribe can collect, commune, and be grateful as we head into the vacation.”

Walker has placed on a number of Useless-themed festivals over time.


“We’ve been producing Grateful Useless music-related occasions since 2019,” Walker defined. “The inspiration is Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Useless, the Tribe, the oldsters which might be endlessly hungry for the music night time after night time, day after day. That is the soundtrack of our lives.”

Walker’s band, Useless Set Florida, can even carry out. Different performances will embody Loopy Fingers, the particular return of COPE, Joni Bottari of Brown Eyed Girls, Reflections: Celebrating, remembering and loving the music of Jerry Garcia & The Grateful Useless, Spiral Mild, Steve Connelly & Wealthy Sheldon, The Grateful Unfold, The Rusty Strings, and extra.

A free primitive tenting web site is included with every ticket. Attendees are invited to return early and arrange their campsites close to associates. Prizes shall be awarded for the very best, most inventive, and most grateful campsite. Attendees can arrive as early as midday on Thursday, November 17, and should be off the grounds by midday Monday, Nov. 21. RV passes can be found (NO HOOKUPS) and are good for any time throughout the 4-day schedule. 

Presale passes vary from $29-199 and may be bought right here. For extra data, go to the occasion’s Fb web page

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