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Mendo Lake Family Life

Calling All Deadheads

When the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia passed away in 1995, he left a huge hole in the hearts of Deadheads everywhere. The tribute band the Garcia Project seeks to carry on the music icon’s sound, playing gigs like the Hog Farm Celebration, where the group will open for Americana band Poor Man’s Whiskey. Besides live music, Hog Farm will also feature a film festival, games (Bingo anyone?), handmade crafts, and food. Costumes are encouraged. The event will be held September 20–22 at Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville. Admission is $30–$175; kids ages 5 and younger get in free. Find out more and purchase tickets at