Winter Nights: Wake The Dead | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Winter Nights: Wake The Dead

Sat, February 9, 2019 8:00 pm

Winter Nights Wake The Dead

Summer of Love meets Celtic Tradition The Bay Area's own Wake the Dead explode the barriers between Celtic tradition and Summer of Love rock, creating something uniquely joyful.  This acoustic sextet reimagines the classic songs of the Grateful Dead and more for a rollicking sonic excursion that has delighted audiences for over 18 years.

WAKE THE DEAD bands together seven of the best-known and most respected players in the west. Their music is a romp that flows seamlessly from rock grooves to hot Irish reels, and from haunting airs to achingly beautiful melodies familiar to Deadheads everywhere. Songs converted to waltz time, bracketed by an ancient harp tune and infused with a poignant Celtic longing or  thundering out of mandolin tidal wave. The eerie lilt of the uilleann pipes, groove jams to keep the tie-dye swirling and vocal harmonies float like clouds. The music takes off, and the band follows, grinning all the way. These aren’t worlds colliding-they’re worlds meshing, coalescing­ creating a whole new world of possibility, and true to the spirits of the Grateful Dead and the eternally hopeful Celts.

“Wake the Dead is a thorough delight from start to end.  You’ve never heard songs like ‘Bertha and ‘Bird Song’ quite like this, and it’s likely that you’ll never listen to them in quite the same way again.” —Gary Lambert, Grateful Dead Almanac

Tickets Calendar


Reserved Table Seating  
Advance: $30 public/ $27 JCC members/$35 Day Of

General Admission
Advance: $25 public / $22 JCC members/$30 Day Of

$10 Age 17 and under - All Ticket Types


7:00 pm: Doors Open, Pop up Restaurant, Concessions, No-host bar
7:30 pm: Irish Dance Lesson
8:00 pm: Show Starts



Epicurean Group pop-up featuring event themed cuisine designed by a local chef!



A selection of cocktails, State Room l Brewery - Bar - Kitchen beer on-tap, wine, soft drinks along with Peet’s coffee, Numi tea and a variety of snacks and freshly baked goods available for purchase. 

Food and Drink are permitted in the Theater. No table service available. No outside food/drink permitted at this event. 


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A limited number of Assisted Listening Devices are available for programs that take place in the Hoytt Theater. Devices may be reserved ahead of time. All devices are first come, first served. Reserved devices will be released 15 minutes prior to start of the event.

If you are attending this event, and would like to request an Assisted Listening Device, please email

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