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Terrapin Flyer Stories

Mom's Place, A New River North Venue, Has Dead-Friendly Vibe

When the doors shut at Windy City Inn, it wasn't the end of the road for its proprieters.Although many northside Deadheads lamented the abrupt closing of the the jam-friendly room, you can't keep a good head down.  The husband and wife duo responsible for the WCI and its vibe, are back in...

Ten Highs & Lows Of Grateful Dead Night at U.S. Cellular Field

The White Sox hosted the infamous Disco Demolition night back in the 70s and in more recent years welcomed Elvis and Country Music fans to the ballpark.  One year after Fare Thee Well graced another of the city's sports stadiums, the team welcomed Deadheads to the park for the first ever Grateful Dead Night...

More Details Emerge For Chicago White Sox Grateful Dead Night

We're starting to learn more about what will godown for Grateful Dead Night (July 5th) at U.S. Cellular Field. The confirmed stuff is pretty cool, and the speculation is even cooler.As previously reported, Terrapin Flyer will be your live entertainment, featuring special guest muicisian Tom Constanten.The band will perform a setprior to...

Grateful Dead Night Coming to U.S. Cellular Field 7/5/16

Wrigley Field is getting Phish this summer, so the South Side is getting.... The Dead?Well, a onetime member of the Grateful Dead and Chicago's premier Grateful Dead tribute band, at least.Grateful Dead join Elvis, Star Wars and "Bark at the Park" on the 2016 promo list at U.S. Cellular. The game will take...

GD50 Chicago Weekend Ticket Giveaways

Yes, our Fourth Of July weekend in Chicago can get a little overwhelming (and also quite expensive). But, we're looking out for our readers and have arranged a number of great ticket giveaways for events all around the city. Free sometimes is a great way to make a decision and depending on where you're coming...

Preview & Ticket Giveaway | Dead50 Weekend @ Martyrs'

Since its opening in the mid-90's Martyrs' has always had a special place in the Chicago Deadhead world.It's where the long standing Dark Star Orchestra got their start in a Tuesday night residency. It has also been a frequent stop for Terrapin Flyer, a band who has grabbed the Chicago Dead band crown...

Dead On The Water | Musical Voyages During Dead50 Chicago Weekend

Some of the most spectacular views of the Chicago skyline can be had from a boat on Lake Michigan.Crafty promoters have been using this as a secret weapon to draw music fans to experience live shows, and a pair of them have announced a few shows for this coming July Fourth Weekend.Otter Presents...

More Details Emerge, Tickets Available For Chicago Prankster Event (AT50)

I have a feeling details are being finalized and then announced in real time regarding the Prankster event that I first reported on last week.Today we have some more details, including -- if you're willing to roll the dice until things are firmed up -- information on how to purchase tickets for both the...

What Is The Acoustic Acid Test? Never Trust A Prankster

One of the more intriguing -- and mysterious -- storylines of the Fare Thee Well Chicago Weekend involves an event known as the Acoustic Acid Test. Sometimes referred to as 50th Anniversary of the Acid Test or AT50, it certainly appears that something big is in the works, but what exactly it is takes a...

Halloween Hangover Preview and Ticket Giveaway

We were happy to give away dozens of tickets for a bunch of shows during the Halloween Weekend in Chicago. While tons of great music was consumed, like an overflowing bag of trick-or-treat candy, the good times linger into the following week, too.So if you are still nursing a Halloween Hangover, there's nothing like...