Celebrating The Music and Community of the Grateful Dead

April 2-5, 2020

Ventura County, CA

Skull & Roses

Skull & Roses is a three and a half day music festival which celebrates the music and community that formed around iconic American rock band The Grateful Dead.

The Music

Skull & Roses 2020 will feature performances from Billy and the Kids (Bill Kreutzmann, Tom Hamilton, Aaron Magner, and Reed Mathis), Oteil & Friends (Oteil Burbridge, Eric Krasno, JM Kimock, Jason Crosby, Lamar Williams Jr.), Voodoo Dead (Steve Kimock, Jeff Chimenti, Jackie Greene, George Porter Jr., and JM Kimock), Melvin Seals & JGB, Jackie Greene, Keller Williams' Grateful Grass, Circles Around The Sun, Ghost Light, Grateful Shred, David Nelson Band, Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, Midnight North and many more. S&R features three jam-packed days with live music all day long Friday to Sunday, plus a kickoff party featuring Stu Allen & Mars Hotel and Rooster Conspiracy. 

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Food and Drink

The Skull & Roses menu of offerings are reflective of the vibrant culinary scene of Ventura and beyond. S&R Vendors include local breweries and restauranteurs. Check back in February for 2020 Food and Beverage options!

High Time Lounge

Our GA Plus guests have access to their very own lounge space right inside the arena, including sun-sheltered lounge seating with views of both S&R stages, VIP cash-bar access, air-conditioned restrooms, and complimentary water. The High Time Lounge is a great way to enjoy Skull and Roses with your crew.

Shakedown Street

There's plenty shakin' on shakedown street. Explore vendors who have traveled from near and far to join us at Skull & Roses. Shakedown Street is located just a few steps away from all the action outside the main arena, you just gotta poke around.

Merch

Explore the full Merch line for Skull & Roses 2020 at the Merch Tent and all of the gear from the bands you love. The Merch Tent opens right before gates each day.

Silent Auction Benefiting Backline

Backline is the hub for music industry professionals and their families to quickly and easily access mental health and wellness resources. Skull & Roses is thrilled to support Backline through a Silent Auction with our friends at Go Charity. Stop by the Backline tent located inside the arena to support this incredible cause. 

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