On the Bus

On The Bus is the premier Grateful Dead tribute band in the Washington, D.C area, known for its faithful recreation of the music, vibe and experience of a Grateful Dead show. On The Bus is not just a tribute to the Dead, but a tribute to the musical environment that spawned a multi-generational genre that artfully blends the essential elements of rock, blues, jazz, funk, country, bluegrass, and soul.
The group was formed in early 2002 and performed in the area as a three-piece band for the first 4 years. The late Vince Welnick of the Grateful Dead commented on the trio saying "They're something you gotta see!" As the band's mission grew to embrace the idea of being as "Dead-like" as possible, the band expanded to the current 5 members. On The Bus plays clubs, parties and regional festivals, and has shared the stage with Jefferson Starship, Vince Welnick, John Kadlecik, Cornmeal, Ekoostic Hookah, and many other regional and national acts. The band is a proud member of the Rex Foundation Travelling Caravan, the Grateful Dead's charity founded by Jerry Garcia. On the Bus plays an annual social on Capitol Hill for Senator Patrick Leahy from Vermont, and has made many local weddings and private parties Grateful events to remember. Come join the party!

The Upton Blues Band

"Members of Upton Blues include seasoned pros who have played with Marcus Johnson, national recording artist Earl Carter, Memphis Gold, Experience Unlimited, and African bluesman Jimi Hope. Venues include Blues Alley, Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Strathmore Hall, Twin Jazz, The Hamilton, the West Maryland Blues Festival, BlueBird Blues Festival, Hot August Blues & Roots Festival, and the Verizon Center."

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