The Triumphant Return of The Golden Gate Wingmen in Ventura

It has been hard to not let this particular cat out of the bag, but the time has finally come to shed some light. SKULL & ROSES is stoked to announce our final headliner and the triumphant return of The Golden Gate Wingmen in Ventura the weekend of April 19th-21st, 2024.

The Dead-inspired quartet came into existence on-the-fly by guitarist John Kadlecik (Furthur, Dark Star Orchestra, Melvin Seals & JGB) during his 2014 Terrapin Crossroads run. Led by Kadlecik, the lineup features keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Co., Wolf Bros., Ratdog), drummer Jay Lane (Dead & Co., Wolf Bros., Ratdog, Primus), and bassist Reed Mathis (Billy & The Kids, Phil & Friends, JFJO). The highly credentialed outfit last graced our stage back in 2018, and will also be playing their first live show since 2020.

Their setlist features Grateful Dead staples, deep cuts, covers, and original material for a well-crafted, jam-filled, groove-inspired show that brings their own unique interpretations of the storied material to the table. The veteran act has years of collective experience playing in almost every post-Jerry lineup that has featured one or more members of the original Grateful Dead lineup. If this was the CIA, these guys would have “Top Secret” access. Come to think of it, who’s to say they don’t?

This is a set that needs to be witnessed, appreciated, and most importantly, danced to. Get your Tier 1 tickets now before the Tier 2 pricing kicks in!

See Golden Gate Wingmen at Skull & Roses Festival!