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A Bluegrass Take on Grateful Dead at The Capitol Theatre

Popular multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams will take the stage at The Capitol Theatre on April 20 with his Grateful Grass project. The band gives an improvisational twist to the iconic songs of Grateful Dead in a style that is inspired by traditional bluegrass music. While the band has had a rotating lineup of impressive collaborators, such as The Keels and Keith Moseley, Williams has led the charge in producing revved-up dance-worthy renditions of Grateful Dead tunes that die-hard fans can still sing along with. The night will open with opening band Love Canon, which gives the bluegrass treatment to 80s classics. Throughout the evening, the Theatre will celebrate the start of Spring with its “The Great Acorn Hunt” game – a play on the classic Easter Egg Hunt, during which audience members will win prizes, such as free tickets to upcoming Capitol Theatre concerts, for finding the hidden plastic acorns (a nod to the Theatre’s squirrel mascot). For more info, visit: thecapitoltheatre.com.

A version of this article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews

Photo caption: Keller Williams (photo credit: Taylor Crothers)