The Dead of Winter: Early Dead

Ages 21 and up
Friday, January 06
Doors: 5pm
The Dead of Winter: Early Dead
featuring theCAUSE (2 sets), SamJamwich, David & Pappy

Friday, January 6, 2023
Saturday, January 7, 2023 – Get tickets for Saturday Night 2 HERE

Thunderbird Music Hall
4053 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA

Doors @ 5pm
Show @ 6pm

Age Restriction: 21+

Well the first days are the hardest days, don’t you worry any more” – Uncle John’s Band 

The Dead of Winter is a homegrown Grateful Dead Festival in the darkest days of the year.  Come out to the first show on Friday night to hear some the greatest songs from the early years of The Dead.  Come back for the second show on Saturday night to celebrate songs from the later catalogue of The Dead.
theCAUSE is a band consisting of 5 Pittsburgh musicians who have all been around the proverbial block.  Playing tunes from Grateful Dead, Phish, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and MORE, including some very tasty originals, theCAUSEpacks a punch while still paying close attention to the delicate touch. The players are Eric “Pappy” Weingrad on guitar and vocals (Double Dose, Pappy’s Blues Junction), David Tauberg on bass and vocals (Powers Run Band, Hard to Handle, Cherylann Hawk),  Mike South on drums (Left for Dead, Sticky, Russ Lauf Band) and, joining us in 2008, Pittsburgh blues veteran Jill Paone Simmons brings a whole new dimension to theCAUSE on vocals and continues to rock with us today.
SamJAMwich first took the stage in December of 2021. Taking inspiration from the Grateful Dead, their musical collective fuses together elements bluegrass, funk, rock, soul and punk. Whether truckin’ on up to Erie or playing local festivals in Millvale, SamJAMwich’s jamborees bring delights and surprises to the Pittsburgh Jamband scene.  

Ticket Tier Info:
General Admission Tickets – Standing Room Only

Want to skip the online fees? You can purchase tickets directly from our Box Office or Bartenders for a $2 flat fee per ticket! (Cafè Hours: 5pm – 12am Tues-Sun)

There are no additional entry protocols at this time. Entry requirements are subject to change. By purchasing tickets to this event you agree to abide by entry requirements in effect at the time of the event. Check the venue website leading up to your event for the latest protocols. Please visit for more information on Covid-19 Safety.