A highlight of the Buses at Chantilly VW Campout Weekend! Get out those tie-dyes and be prepared to experience the legendary music of The Grateful Dead in the beautiful surroundings of the natural outdoor amphitheater at Chantilly Farm!
Featuring COSMIC CHARLIE: A tribute to The Grateful Dead
Gates open: 6pm
Showtime: 7:30-8:00pm Seph Custer / 8:15 Cosmic Charlie
$12 advance (available until Friday, September 15, after that please purchase at the gate)
$15 at the gate
Kids 12 and under are free.
Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
No pets. No coolers in the concert area. Beer and wine garden available. Food and drink from Bootleg BBQ and Blue Ridge Cafe!
Camping available throughout the weekend. (full hookup RV spaces are sold out)
Book your reservation online at www.chantillyfarm.com or call (540)808-4984.
Cosmic Charlie was born in the musical Mecca of Athens, Georgia. From its summer 1999 inception, the band has been swiftly cementing its reputation as a band that puts a unique and personal twist on the Grateful Dead catalogue, a Dead cover band for folks that are ambivalent about Dead cover bands. Rather than mimicking the Dead exactly, Cosmic Charlie chooses to tap into the Dead’s energy and style as a foundation on which to build. The result is healthy balance of creativity and tradition, and both the band and its audience are taken to that familiar edge with the sense that, music is actually being MADE here tonight.
Talk to anyone who has seen the band. “Grateful Dead like none other”. Moving and shaking even the most skeptical of Deadheads, Cosmic Charlie storms into a town and plays with an energy that eludes other bands, an energy that often eluded the Dead themselves. Those precious moments during Dead jams when the synchronicity is there and all is right with the world, these are moments that Cosmic Charlie relishes and feverishly welcomes with open arms. Clearly, Cosmic Charlie’s audiences are also eager to arrive at those moments, and together with the band, they have indulged in many memorable evenings.
Cosmic Charlie has performed over hundreds of shows at theatres, clubs and festivals across the contiental USA. From Oregon to Colorado to Ohio to the Carolinas, Cosmic Charlie’s unique take on the Dead has garnered the attention of luminaries from the Grateful Dead extended family. Some who have joined Cosmic Charlie on stage include:
-Grateful Dead keyboardist Vince Welnick
-Ratdog/Other Ones guitarist Mark Karan
-Grateful Dead archivist/radio guru David Gans
-Ratdog bass player Robin Sylevester
-Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten
It has been a great honor for the band to connect musically with these talented players who are have played such a central part in the Dead world.
Members of Cosmic Charlie are a versatile bunch, having collaborated with the likes of Widespread Panic, Robert Fripp, Indigo Girls, Ween, Michael Stipe, Jimmy Herring, River Phoenix, Juliana Hatfield and Vic Chesnutt, to name a few. Originating as a “one-night-only” Jerry Garcia birthday tribute (performing under the moniker ‘One More Saturday Night’), word spread quickly that this was no ordinary musical confluence. Gigs started knocking at the door, high profile ones no less.
-Regular appearances at top venues in the Southeast, including Variety Playhouse (Atlanta GA), Georgia Theater (Athens GA), Music Farm (Charleston SC), Lincoln Theatre (Raleigh NC), and The Orange Peel (Asheville).
Mark your calendars now and make plans to attend what is sure to be an incredible show!
Ticket purchases are non-refundable and most events take place rain or shine. We love our pets too, but due to insurance and a variety of other reasons we ask that you leave your pets at home when attending events at Chantilly Farm. Pets are allowed in camping areas, but must remain leashed at all times and may not enter the event area.