Deadfall Music and Arts Festival

63 Flansburg Ave, Dalton, MA 01226, USA

DESCRIPTION

The DeadFall Music & Arts Festival is a new, all day, community event to be held indoors at The Stationery Factory in Dalton MA on Saturday, October 15th, 2022. The event is a celebration of the music, spirit and culture of The Grateful Dead and Deadhead community. The festival will feature live music from multiple Western MA “dedicated” bands on two stages, fan art and craft vendors, food trucks, craft beer as well as a community food drive for a local pantry in need.

 

The Stationery Factory is a converted industrial building that formerly housed The Crane & Co. Stationery Division in Dalton, MA, located in the heart of the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. It is now the home of over 20 local businesses and artisans, including a state of the art event and performance space featuring multiple large rooms with a capacity of 800+. Please visit: https://stationery-factory.com for more info.

 

THE LINE UP

Dead Man’s Waltz is a six piece group that explores and celebrates the music of The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band and The Band. With two powerhouse drummers DMW echoes the line-ups while effortlessly interweaving the grooves and jams of all three iconic bands creating a unique musical experience. Dead Man’s Waltz is an all star collective comprised of seasoned, like minded professional musicians. The DMW lineup includes members of The Rev Tor Band, Entrain, Arukah, Raisinhead, Soul Sky and The Stone Revival Band. Members of DMW have shared the stage with members of The Grateful Dead, Dead and Co., The Allman Brothers Band, Phish and MOE. Dead Man’s Waltz is dedicated to presenting the music of The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band and The Band with genuine respect to the original while not being afraid to interject a little bit of their own in to the mix. This is the free spirited approach the music demands and allows them the freedom to perform a unique and new set list at every show.

 

Grateful Dread is the brainchild of drummer Tom Major (Entrain, Bo Diddley).The “Dread” has been primarily a Martha’s Vineyard based band playing to packed houses every summer for years. Drawing from the popular Grateful Dead songbook “The Dread“ infuse reggae and ska grooves for a unique interpretation of the Dead’s music. The Grateful Dread keep true to the adventurous spirit of the Dead’s live show, while maintaining a funky reggae groove.

 

Rev Tor & The Deal (featuring members of Dead Man’s Waltz and The Rev Tor Band) are an All-Star collective of like-minded “dedicated” musicians celebrating the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead and The Jerry Garcia Band. Diving deep and exploring the grooves and jams of The Dead’s vast catalog of beloved songs (now a part of the new American songbook), Rev Tor & The Deal offers an energetic and refreshing twist to the music while staying true to the spirit of the community.
 
 
Dead Collective is a group of professional musicians who have been inspired by the music of the Grateful Dead. We are not a cover band, rather, we're a unique and grand interpretation of the band's music. We're always trying to move and include folks as we're merely the sound makers for the Collective that includes audience and band alike. Hope you enjoy the groove!
 
 
Kind Bud records (dubs) his acoustic guitar live, while performing. He loops the recordings seamlessly back into the mix, building layers and creating rhythms for solo improvisations. A one-man duo, Kind Bud delivers a full show, whether you dance to his music, watch the mastery of his live guitar dubs, or sing along with his soft-strong voice, sweet and true.
 
 
 
Them Bastartds are just a couple of guys playing some of their all time favorite tunes....Dave Brown started playing the guitar when he was 12 and I has not stopped since. In 2006, Dave received a BA in Jazz performance, but he loves to play and teach virtually everything including bass, mandolin, ukulele and some piano.....Chris Merenda is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and lead singer/performer who brings his unique style of talent to every musical endeavor he gets involved in. His current music has been influenced by a long resume of accomplishments.
 

LOCAL ACCOMMODATTIONS

CAMPING

Fernwood Forest Campground - 350 Longview Ave, Hinsdale, MA (5.2 mi)

Bonnie Brae Campground - 108 Broadway St, Pittsfield, MA (6.0 mi)

Pittsfield State Forest - 1041 Cascade St., Pittsfield, MA (8.7 mi) 

Summit Hill Campground - 34 Old Middlefield Rd, Hinsdale, MA (9.3 mi)

HOTEL/MOTEL

Shamrock Village Inn - 633 Main St, Dalton, MA (0.6 mi)

Econo Lodge - 16 Cheshire Rd, Pittsfield, MA (1.8 mi)

Hotel on North - 297 North St, Pittsfield, MA (4.7 mi)

Holiday Inn & Suites - One West St, Pittsfield, MA (5.0 mi)

Berkshire Inn - 150 W Housatonic St, Pittsfield, MA (5.6 mi)

The Weathervane Motel - 475 US-7, Lanesborough, MA (5.7 mi)

 
 
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