Sleepy Alligators News: May 2017

18320877_656816134509021_7757466093290249545_oHey there, friends!

We’ve been having a blast getting ready for spring and summer shows, working up some songs we haven’t played before, and keeping the long, strange trip rolling along!

Our first show of the year…

5/21: Spring Family Fest

You know an elementary school is cool when their PTA chooses a Grateful Dead cover band to play at one of their fundraisers!

We’re excited to be participating in the Sunnyland Elementary PTA‘s Spring Family Fest at Boundary Bay Brewery on May 21st. At this all-ages (naturally) event, there will be more entertainment, as well as the great food and craft brew that the beer garden is known for.

8/5: 1st Annual Sunshine Daydream Music & Art Festival
Sleepy Alligators + Masquerade Wine Co. + Illuminati Brewing + Arts&Crafts = FUN!

This one’s a ways off and still in the early planning stages, but we are stoked to have been contacted by vinter/brewer Bill Kimmerly, who, in addition to making wine and beer, formerly traveled the world, attending over 250 Grateful Dead shows!

Well, courtesy of Bill, we’ll be bringing the music of the Grateful Dead to the 1st Annual Sunshine Daydream Music & Art Festival.

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017*, 2:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: Masquerade Wine Company / Illuminati Brewing, 3950 Hammer Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226 (map)
What: locally-crafted wine and beer, music, arts&crafts vendors, and more!

(* The date is deeply significant! The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia was born on August 1, 1942 and died on August 9, 1995, and ever since his death, Deadheads celebrate Jerry’s life and music every year from August 1st through August 9th, known as “The Days Between,” with the name taken from Jerry’s and Robert Hunter’s last great composition.)

We’re incredibly excited to be a part of this inaugural event!

More details to come!

Sunshine daydream
Walk you in the tall trees
Going where the wind goes
Blooming like a red rose
Breathing more freely
Light out singing
I’ll walk you in the morning sunshine
Sunshine daydream

~from “Sugar Magnolia” – Weir/Hunter, 1970

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