Participation Row

Visit “Participation Row” on Dead & Co. Tour

If you’re hitting a Dead & Co. show this summer, be sure to visit the Participation Row social action village. It’s a place where you can register to vote, do fun activities with various non-profit organizations, and get cool stuff for free! At the band’s tour opening show in Charlotte, North Carolina June 10th, Participation Row…

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An Interview with Matt Hirschy of Equality NC: To Play Or Not To Play?

Many many bands elected to boycott North Carolina in protest of the controversial HB2 law that – among other things – stops transgender people from using bathrooms that align with their gender identity. Dead & Company, however elected to move forward with their June 10th, Charlotte, NY show, and use the to raise awareness and…

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He Did it Again: Bob Weir Plays Signed D’Angelico To Support Charity Auction

UPDATE: The Dead & Company charity auction will be CLOSING ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25TH at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO, 30 minutes into set break. Look for the auction on the arena concourse during both 1st Bank Center concerts. With Dead & Company getting rave reviews across the Northeast, Bob Weir continued a…

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Dead & Co., Meet Participation Row

St. Stephen with a rose, in and out of THE GARDEN he goes After rousing successes at Fare Thee Well and Lockn’, we’ll be bringing our‘Participation Row’ non-profit experience to the Dead & Company shows at Madison Square Garden on October 31st and November 1st. Participation Row will allow you to interact with six charities hand-picked by the…

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Think You Traveled The Furthest To Attend Lockn’?

Well if you came all the way from Australia to Lockn’, you’d be right! If you recall, the North Branch School’s Participation Row action was to place a pin on a map indicating where you travelled from. After Lockn’ they brought the pin-filled “Tell Us Where You Are From” map to their campus in Afton,…

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Signed D’Angelico Guitar Raises $65K for Charity at LOCKN’

It started with a storm, and ended with a storm. After a rogue thunderstorm pushed the opening of the LOCKN’ Festival back by a day, the festivities ended with a furious charity auction for a guitar signed by the festival’s headliners, including Robert Plant, Carlos Santana, and all four members of the Grateful Dead. The…

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Weir Plays D’Angelico Participation Row Guitar at LOCKN’

                  Photo Cred: Dave Vann[/caption] LOCKN’ performers Robert Plant, Carlos Santana, and every member of the Grateful Dead signed a pair of guitars to help raise money for and promote 22 charities that have booths at the festival’s “Participation Row”. The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir then played…

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What Makes the LOCKN’ Guitars So LEGENDARY?

At the very first Lockn’ Music Festival in 2013, most of the artists on the bill signed a couple of guitars, for charity. The guitars came out of the box as ordinary axes – base model Les Paul’s from the Gibson subbrand Epiphone. But as musician after musical etched their names on the guitar bodies, these instruments started to…

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The LEGENDARY LOCKN’ GUITARS Return!

Building on a tradition that began at the first LOCKN’, we have teamed up with D’Angelico Guitars up to design a set of custom LOCKN’ guitars that will be signed by the LOCKN’ headliners and then auctioned and given away to support the charities of Participation Row. Dubbed the “LEGENDARY LOCKN’ GUITARS,” these one-of-a-kind instruments are expected to…

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Qello Concert’s LOCKN’ “Setlist”

We can’t wait for the Lockn’ Festival. If it were up to us we’d already be on Oak Ridge Farm dancing to our favorite artists in the world. But due to the limitations of space and time in a three dimensional world we still have to wait another 2 and a half weeks for the…

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