Dear Dead Heads,

Many worlds we’ve come …

We at Deluxe and SKULL & ROSES are sending continual positive vibrations to each and every one of you, your families & friends during this bizarre and unusual time. We hope you are safe and healthy and making your way thru this disaster with as little disruption as possible. We’re all in this together!

Naturally, we are all disappointed not to be together this weekend, but we have several very positive developments that should hopefully brighten your outlook…


Mark your calendars, we’re officially rescheduled to approximately the same time next year. We felt it best to take a full year off to allow the virus to run its course, rather than trying to force an earlier date that may also be negatively affected. …

Firstly, we want to thank you for your patience. We know how passionate each and every one of you are about the Skull & Roses experience. We are too, and it’s what makes these challenging times that much tougher.

Wednesday night, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California public health officials issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19. The state’s public health experts determined that gatherings should be postponed or canceled across the state until at least the end of March. Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people. Even though our event falls just a couple days beyond the end of March, we cannot make the assumption that this mandate will be cleared by then. …

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Skull & Roses GA Plus ticket holders will have exclusive opportunities throughout the weekend to attend intimate performances, rare interviews, and more in the GA Plus section of Hunter’s Lodge, a comfy, indoor space located just outside of the arena.

This is the initial lineup of a very special series, so stay tuned as more artists are added!

Intimate performances by Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, John Kadlecik, Grahame Lesh & Elliot Peck, Holly Bowling, Doobie Decibel System feat. Jason Crosby and Roger McNamee & more.

Interviews with Steve Parish, Melvin Seals, Dennis McNally, Jay Blakesberg, Roger McNamee & more.

SlideshowBetween The Dark and Light”, The Grateful Dead photography of Jay Blakesberg.

Grab your tickets and secure your accommodations (hotels or off-site camping) for what is sure to be an EPIC weekend as we celebrate the music and community of the Grateful Dead!

Visit To Purchase Your Passes!

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Skull & Roses will be taking place in Ventura, CA at the Ventura County Fairgrounds April 2–5th, 2020. The S&R Team is looking for a group of dedicated volunteers for this years event. Please review the information below in full prior to completing a Volunteer Application.


  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Available one prep day (Tuesday or Wednesday) and two of four event days (Thursday through Sunday)
  • Agree to a Criminal History Background Check
  • Submit an Application form by January 15th, 2020
  • Volunteer at least 20 hours.

How To Become A Volunteer:

  1. Submit an application using the online form below. You will receive a confirmation email once your form has been successfully submitted. Please remember, space is incredibly limited and we ask for your patience as we review hundreds of applications for S&R 2020. …

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Ventura, CA (November 12, 2019) Skull & Roses is a multi-day festival which celebrates the music and community that formed around iconic American rock band the Grateful Dead. It returns for its 4th and best installment so far at the holy grail of the West Coast Grateful Dead scene, the Ventura County Fairgrounds (California), from April 2–5, 2020.

This year, for the first time, an original member of the Grateful Dead — drummer Bill Kreutzmann — will appear as one of the festival headliners, sharing the long-awaited return of his side project Billy & the Kids. The event has also evolved from bands exclusively performing music of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia, to now include those that have been inspired and influenced by their timeless music, including many original acts such as Jackie Greene, Circles Around the Sun, Ghost Light, David Nelson Band, Midnight North, Moonalice, and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington. …


Skull & Roses Festival

Skull and Roses is a three day festival in Ventura, California celebrating the music and community of The Grateful Dead! Learn More at

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