Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings

Sugar Magnolia

When: Sat., March 29, 9:30 p.m. 2014

The perennial Pink Floyd tribute band, Wish You Were Here, shares a few members with this longtime Grateful Dead cover band. Sugar Magnolia brings the full Jerry Garcia-led effect to Northeast Ohio and beyond several times each year, giving fans intimate and rare engagements since forming in 1995. “We’re doing it because we love playing the music and sharing it with the fans,” says singer-bassist Eroc Sosinski. “The guys in the bands are fans themselves, so it was a natural outlet following Garcia’s death. For the band — and many others on tour these days — maintaining the Dead’s grassroots spirit and dazzling musicianship is an inspirational core.” A hallmark of the Grateful Dead was the band’s ability to cultivate a tight-knit symbiosis with fans and shine a light on the idea of the live performance as a source of energy. Sugar Magnolia makes sure that people remember those fundamentals and have a good time gettin’ down while doing so. Tonight’s show will no doubt accomplish all of the above.

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