Previous events

Even Cowboys Get the Blues

Old Town Square, Fort Collins

Yes, it's true. Just like Clark Kent, we have an alter-ego - the Dave Dardine Project! Raw, tasty and definitely not your typical blues...

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Swing Station, 3311 West CR 54G, LaPorte, CO

It's Honky Tonk Dead time at the Swing Station, our favorite Honky Tonk bar and we're bringing a good dose of Pig Pen Blues and some good ol' Rock n Roll too! We've got the music, the Swing Station has the dance floor - all we need is you! $5 helps keep this show going...we love ya!


Private Party

Private Party

Playing a private party

Art in the Park

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North Lake Park, 2750 N. Taft Ave., Loveland, CO

For over fifty years Art in the Park has been Lincoln Gallery's largest fundraiser. Equal parts Art, Performance, Music & Craft Beer, there is something for everyone.

We'll be jammin' some of your favorite Dead tunes on the main stage on August 11, 1-3PM


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T-Bar Inn, Cleveland Ave, Wellington

Our first time playing at our hometown venue and we're stoked. We'll be playing some new tunes for ya, as well as the bluesy/country Dead that you love. Don't be shy...Wellington is just a short drive from Fort Collins.

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Avogadros Number, 605 S. Mason Street, Fort Collins

It's FOCOmx time again in Fort Collins, and we are thrilled to be kicking off the weekend at Avo's! It’s FOCOmx's 10th year (and Dave has been part of all 10!) celebrating the Northern Colorado music scene, and we hope you’ll take the time to scour the 300+ different performers playing this year’s event at 30+ venues. Tickets are on sale now!

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Fire and Ice Festival, 4th Street & Lincoln , Loveland

This family-friendly festival is FREE to the public and celebrates the heart of Loveland. From Fire to Ice; hot & cold, yin & yang – people of passion converge in Loveland, Colorado for Valentine’s day weekend February 9th-11th, 2018 to celebrate love, life and the arts in all different forms.

This award winning festival brought over 40,000 guests in 2017, and we hope to see even more in 2018. The Loveland Fire & Ice Festival brings together the arts of live entertainment, sculpting, culinary, our heroes vehicle showcase, fireworks and much more!

If you’re looking for things to do this coming Valentine’s day weekend, don’t miss attending this yearly festival. Bring the entire family for a day of fire, ice, music, and fun!

Beyond Cowboy, beyond the Dead 

When we chose the bands name 5 or 6 years ago, we wanted to differentiate ourselves from other Dead bands out there who play mostly the "newer" Grateful Dead of the late 80's, early 90's.  Our interest and passion was, and still is, the early 70s era,  of Workingman's Dead and American Beauty. Over time, we've expanded on that sound, and introduce today's Deadheads to music they might not be familiar with. That's why, when you come to one of our shows, you'll hear some of the more bluesy Dead material like Smokestack Lightning and It Hurts Me Too, Alligator, the Rub, Mr. Charlie.. .


Current Events 

Hey Deadheads -

We've got some exciting new changes coming to our website so please stop back soon to check them out. For now, check out the music page, we've adding some live recordings - great long jams!

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