Upcoming Concerts

  • Aug 20
    118 North
    Wayne, PA
  • Aug 21
    Gypsy Sally's
    Washington, DC
  • Aug 23
    LOCKN' Festival
    Arrington, VA
  • Aug 23
    LOCKN' Festival
    Arrington, VA
  • Sep 07
    Pioneer Park
    Nevada City, CA
  • Sep 08
    Union Square Live
    San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 16
    Ardmore Music Hall
    Ardmore, PA
  • Oct 17
    Garcia's @ The Capitol Theatre
    Port Chester, NY
  • Oct 18
    Drom
    New York, NY
  • Oct 19
    The Stone Pony
    Asbury Park, NJ
Aug 20
118 North - Wayne, PA
Aug 21
Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC
Aug 23
LOCKN' Festival - Arrington, VA
Aug 23
LOCKN' Festival - Arrington, VA
Sep 7
Pioneer Park - Nevada City, CA
Sep 8
Union Square Live - San Francisco, CA
Oct 16
Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA
Oct 17
Garcia's @ The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
Oct 18
Drom - New York, NY
Oct 19
The Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ

Moonalice News

  • 420 Gathering of the Tribe -- Video Archive!!!
  • Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!
  • Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
  • Moonalice plays Dead!!!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
  • Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
  • Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
  • Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
  • LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund
420 Gathering of the Tribe -- Video Archive!!!
Jerry Day in San Francisco: check out the video archive!
Check this epic show from the Hopmonk in Sebastopol
Moonalice plays Dead!!!
Enjoy the video archive from Humbrews in Arcata, CA!
Enjoy the video archive from Moonalice at Fais Do Do in LA!
Enjoy archive video from 4/20!!!
Compliance with Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - A Privilege To Play
LOCKN' FREE 2017 Livestream Courtesy of Ben and Jerry's, Airstream, and YouTube, with Suggested Donations to the Heal Charlottesville Fund

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Jul 21, 2019 / Point San Pablo Harbor (Richmond)
  • Aug 9, 2019 / SF Giants Grateful Dead Tribute Night (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, it was 24 years ago today that Jerry Garcia crossed the rainbow bridge. H...
  • Aug 3, 2019 / Petaluma Music Festival (Petaluma)
    According to Moonalice legend, the Petaluma Music Festival gets a five-star rating from the Moonalice Mus...
  • Jul 20, 2019 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
    Notes: 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing and space walks. Temperature was in the high 80s, with t...
  • Aug 1, 2019 / Moraga Summer Concert Series (Moraga)
    According to Moonalice legend, today is Jerry Garcia’s birthday. It is hard to know what Jerry would h...
  • Aug 7, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, the band has been blessed today by the presence of the amazing T Sisters, ...
  • Aug 10, 2019 / The Day After @ Nugget Campground (Placerville)
  • Aug 6, 2019 / Bread & Roses Benefit at Delancey Street (San Francisco)
    According to Moonalice legend, you never what life will bring. Through good times and bad, you can count...
  • Aug 2, 2019 / Rancho Nicasio (Nicasio)
    According to Moonalice legend, scientists have discovered a dragon living here in Nicasio. Known as Puff...
  • Aug 4, 2019 / The Chapel - Jerry Garcia Birthday Salute featuring John Molo’s Dead As a Doornail (San Francisco)
    Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, at the Chapel, to celebrate Jerry Day and the days between. ...
Jul 21, 2019 / Point San Pablo Harbor (Richmond)
Aug 9, 2019 / SF Giants Grateful Dead Tribute Night (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, it was 24 years ago today that Jerry Garcia crossed the rainbow bridge. H...
Aug 3, 2019 / Petaluma Music Festival (Petaluma)
According to Moonalice legend, the Petaluma Music Festival gets a five-star rating from the Moonalice Mus...
Jul 20, 2019 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
Notes: 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing and space walks. Temperature was in the high 80s, with t...
Aug 1, 2019 / Moraga Summer Concert Series (Moraga)
According to Moonalice legend, today is Jerry Garcia’s birthday. It is hard to know what Jerry would h...
Aug 7, 2019 / Union Square Live (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, the band has been blessed today by the presence of the amazing T Sisters, ...
Aug 10, 2019 / The Day After @ Nugget Campground (Placerville)
Aug 6, 2019 / Bread & Roses Benefit at Delancey Street (San Francisco)
According to Moonalice legend, you never what life will bring. Through good times and bad, you can count...
Aug 2, 2019 / Rancho Nicasio (Nicasio)
According to Moonalice legend, scientists have discovered a dragon living here in Nicasio. Known as Puff...
Aug 4, 2019 / The Chapel - Jerry Garcia Birthday Salute featuring John Molo’s Dead As a Doornail (San Francisco)
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, at the Chapel, to celebrate Jerry Day and the days between. ...

Music

VIDEO COMING
Oct 4
Band Joe & The Whyte Laydie (Warren Hellman & Moonalice 5) @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 8 - San Francisco, CA
Oct 3
142 Throckmorton Theatre (5) - Mill Valley, CA
Sep 19
The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
Sep 19
FM 105.9 WTMT The Mountain! - Asheville, NC
Sep 18
Toad's Place - Richmond, VA
Sep 13
Earthdance - Evening - Laytonville, CA
Sep 13
Earthdance - Morning - Laytonville, CA
Sep 12
Eugene Celebration - Eugene, OR
Sep 7
The Pour House - Charleston, SC
Sep 6
40 Watt Club - Athens, GA
Oct 6
Little Fox Theater (5) - Redwood City, CA
Oct 8
Thirsty Ear (5) - Columbus, OH
Oct 9
Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA
Oct 10
Narrow Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA
Oct 11
New York Harvest Festival & Freedom Fair - Hancock, NY
Oct 14
Slim's - 20th Anniversary Celebration - San Francisco, CA
Oct 24
Magnolia Fest (5) - Live Oak, FL
Oct 25
Magnolia Fest (5) - Live Oak, FL
Nov 28
Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
Nov 29
Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA
Oct 5, 2008
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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Who Was There?
According to Moonalice legend, the origins of the place we call San Francisco are shrouded in mystery. You know that an English guy built the first settlement outside the Mission. He called it Yerba Buena. Yerba Buena means Good Herb. Have you ever wondered why he called it that? More important, have you ever wondered why anyone would get rid of a great name like Yerba Buena?

History books don't say, so we consulted the Moonalice legend. The Moonalice tribe first settled here at least 2,000 years ago. The area provided a fantastic environment both for the tribe's agricultural clan, the hippies, and for its nomadic clan of musicians, the bands. Since the dawn of time, Moonalice hippies have farmed the land, but their specialty has always been that most American of crops, hemp. From way back, the tribe demonstrated its sophistication, producing special hemps for rope, for fabric, for paper, and for entertainment. And then the Europeans arrived. Before long, real estate prices shot up and the tribe was forced to move to Mendocino and Humboldt. They left behind the hills, but took their Yerba Buena with them. The rest, as they say, is legend.

According to Moonalice legend, October 5 did not happen in the year 1582 in Spain, Portugal, Poland, and Italy. The day got lost in the switch to the Gregorian calendar. We celebrated by taking the rest of the day off.

In recognition of the economic crisis, Big Steve proposed a new benefit for Moonalice fans: a dental plan. Big Steve is offering five years of dental coverage to any Moonalice fan. There is only one catch: the service is only available from Big Steve himself. We note that Big Steve never went to dental school and he offers only two services: extractions and "modifications". However, he does use Sears Craftsman tools - the power drill is his favorite - and he promises to wash his hands at least once a day.

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Click the "I was there!" link above to mark your attendance for this show. If video archive is available, click "Launch Video" on the left the watch and add the show to your Couch Tour!

2008-10-05 @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass