Ladies and gentlemen The Grateful Dead! For almost 30 years The Grateful Dead constantly toured throughout, playing more than 2300 concerts. They promoted a sense of community among their fans, who became known as deadheads, many of whom followed their tours for months or years on end. In their early career, the band also dedicated their time and talents to their community, the Haight-Ashbury area of San Francisco, making available free food, lodging, music and health care to all comers; they were the “first among equals in giving unselfishly of themselves to hippie culture, performing ‘more free concerts than any band in the history of music’. Following Jerry Garcia’s death in August 1995, the remaining members formally decided to disband, but the spirit of The Dead lives on all over the world. With thousands of Dead tribute bands taking the stage every night including greats like Dark Star Orchestra we are constantly reminded of the wonderful music that once was. We are so pleased to have Southwest Virginia own representation in the the Dead at FpF 2013. Please welcome back Hotel DeVille for their second time to the Porch!