As part of his “Mysterium Tremendum” tour, Mickey Hart, music’s honored percussionist for the Grateful Dead, brings his sounds to opening night with a mix of new material as well as selections from his greatest hits and Grateful Dead songs. The line up for Hart's new band features vocalists Crystal Monee Hall and Tim Hockenberry, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Ian "Inx" Herman, guitarist Gawain Matthews, percussionist Sikuru Adepoju, and keyboardist Ben Yonas. The show features brand new material as well as selections of his greatest hits and Grateful Dead songs.
Mickey has been honored repeatedly for his contributions. The Grateful Dead was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, and in 2007 along with the other members of the Grateful Dead, Mickey received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award. Other honors include, in 2009, Mickey was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame. In October of 2000, the Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center conferred an honorary doctorate of humane letters upon Mickey for his work in advancing the preservation of aural archives.
This opening night concert for Artown is a Free event.