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China Cats Veterans Memorial Hall

June 24 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 pm PDT


China Cats Veterans Memorial Hall

Join The China Cats, the Bay Areas premier Grateful Dead Tribute band, for an evening of psychedelic music at the Vets Hall, downtown SC!


The China Cats are the Bay area’s premiere Grateful Dead Tribute band, performing with the same lineup of players for more than 10 years. They competently play over 200 songs the Grateful Dead performed during their career.

“One of the premier tribute bands in Northern California. The group has spent years infusing the classic sensibilities of the Dead’s catalog with their own flair and energy” — Good Times, Santa Cruz

“The China Cats aren’t a cover band,” says Nicholas Meriwether, archivist of the Grateful Dead collection at UC Santa Cruz. “They approach the Dead’s work with the same kind of reverence and sophistication that the Dead themselves showed in their own forays into American roots music. “When you listen to the Cats,” Meriweather adds, “old favorites take on new lives, revealing facets that will delight and amaze even jaded listeners. These guys aren’t copycats — their sets demonstrate how the Dead’s music now is a part of the great American songbook, alongside the giants who first inspired the Dead.”

Featuring Scott Cooper on rhythm guitar and vocals, Matt Hartle on lead guitar and vocals, Mike Owens on drums, Roger Sideman on bass, and Steven Sofranko on keys.



June 24
7:30 am - 10:30 pm PDT
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Veterans Memorial Building
846 Front Street
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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