A Grateful Dead Tribute serving MD, DC, VA, WV and Furthur since 2002... Come join the party
On the Bus is proud to be a part of the Rex Foundation, and will contribute a portion of each ticket sold to the Rex Foundation. The Rex Foundation was established in 1983 by members of the Grateful Dead and friends as a non-profit charitable organization to further their tradition of generosity and compassion. www.rexfoundation.org
On the Bus is the Premier
Grateful Dead tribute band
in the Washington DC area, known for its faithful recreation of the music, vibe and experience of a Dead show. On The Bus is not just a tribute to the Dead, but to the entire community that spawned a multi-generational genre that artfully blends the essential elements of rock, blues, jazz, funk, country, bluegrass, and gospel.
Founded in 2002, On The Bus has performed with John Kadlecik, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick, Jefferson Starship, New Riders,
Moonalice, Cornmeal, Ekoostic Hookah, and many other talented musicians and bands.
“The song disappeared beneath these torrents of noise .... You’d be out on the edge with this roaring animal all around you and it was always an open question whether it was going to go back into its cage or not. Then someone would remember the song or start another one, and all the dangerous possibilities would evaporate. This seemed to happen every other song in the early days.”
― Mickey Hart, Drumming at the Edge of Magic, p. 138
Just as symphony orchestras pay tribute to classical composers, Grateful Dead tribute bands around the globe help keep the spirit, vibe and community of the Dead alive and thriving... On the Bus has been paying tribute to the Dead since 2002 playing festivals, clubs, parties, benefits and weddings in DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Furthur! ~ On the Bus ~ Grateful Dead done right! All Rights Reserved ~ Copyright 2012 (~);}