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- One ticket to see Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes
- When: Wednesday, May 21, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Riverside Theater
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $40 for rows L–X of the main floor (up to $75.82 value)
- $30 for rows F–V of the balcony (up to $64.26 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration Featuring Warren Haynes
- Songs of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead performed by Warren Haynes and a live symphony orchestra, including Garcia's original compositions and classical interpretations of his work
- Who Warren Haynes is: a guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band; a member of the post-Grateful Dead outfit, The Dead; a founding member of Gov't Mule; Grammy Award winner
- According to Rolling Stone: he's the 23rd greatest guitarist of all time and "possibly the hardest-working guitarist on the planet"
- Who's joining him for this concert: a full symphony orchestra
- And: drummer Jeff Sipe, who has played with Phil Lesh and Friends; bassist Lincoln Schleifer and vocalist Alecia Chakour of the Warren Haynes Band; and Jasmine Muhammad, a resident soprano in the Pittsburgh Opera
- Who sanctioned this event: the Garcia family
The Riverside Theater
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO's Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium's drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.
Captain Frederick Pabst contributed to Milwaukee’s status as a cultural landmark of the upper Midwest by building Pabst Theater, formally known as Das Neue Deutsche Stadt-Theater, in 1895. According to legend, when he was informed that his theater had burned to the ground, the brewing magnate interrupted his European vacation to wire home the order to “Rebuild at once!”—and 11 months later, the stage was completed anew. Where the old theater honored German artists by having their names inscribed along the cornice of the auditorium, the new building featured an international consortium of cultural notables. The theater’s globe-spanning influences were made even more apparent with the installation of an Austrian crystal chandelier and an Italian marble staircase.
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