How Sweet It Is!

Monday July 29 @ 7:00pm
Doors, Box Office and Concessions open 1 hour prior to showtime

Live concert | approx 120 min

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Roots Music Hawai‘i presents
How Sweet It Is!
A Jerry Garcia birthday tribute concert featuring Skeleton Krewe all-star band performing live at Palace Theater

How sweet it is to be loved by you!

Oh yes, what a wondrous feeling it is to connect with Jerry Garcia – whether it be through his songs, recordings, interviews, art or the millions of fans worldwide who continue to embrace and reflect the heart and soul of Jerry’s musical legacy today.

Jerry imbued his spirit in every musical endeavor he undertook. He also brought generational talent to the fore along with an insatiable zest for artistic, musical exploration.

He helped create a songbook and community that is unrivaled in size and impact, and will never fade away. At the center of it all – from the beginning to today and into the future – is Jerry’s love.

Join us as we gather in joy and gratitude and celebrate Jerry Garcia and his enduring legacy.


In honor of Jerry, an all-star band – world-class players who have performed, toured and recorded with members of the Grateful Dead – will take the stage and delve deep into the songbook of the Jerry Garcia Band (JGB), as well as compositions from Jerry’s solo albums and other projects.

It’s the soul, R&B, rock n’ roll, reggae and more from JGB (plus, a few, timely sparklers from Garcia’s other repertoire) brought to life in stellar fashion by supremely-talented musicians who are deeply inspired by Jerry and know and love the music, and the person within it, as well as anyone in the world.

My sisters and brothers, we are incredibly grateful that through a simple twist of fate, this ensemble is coming together right now in Hawai‘i and bringing forth all the goodness and mighty high fun of beloved Jerry Garcia. 

Let it rock!




Stephen Inglis (Honolulu, HI) – Guitar / Vocals

The Stephen Inglis Project band leader and Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner | current tours with Barry Sless and Rob Barraco | past member of Bill Kreutzmann’s ‘House of Spirits’ band.

Barry Sless (Fairfax, CA) – Pedal Steel / Guitar
current tours with Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros, David Nelson Band, Moonalice | past tours with Phil Lesh and Friends, Chris Robinson and performances with Bill Kreutzmann, Carlos Santana and more.

Rob Barraco (Sandwich, MA) – Keyboards / Vocals

current member of Dark Star Orchestra | past touring with Phil Lesh and Friends, The Dead, The Other Ones, Chris Robinson and more.

Pete Sears (Novato, CA) – Bass
current tours with David Nelson Band, Moonalice, Steamhammer | past tours with Jefferson Starship (original member), Hot Tuna | performances and recordings with Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Rod Stewart, Hot Tuna, Ron Wood and more.

Wally Ingram (Los Angeles, CA) – Drums

current tours with David Nelson Band | past performances and recordings with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Ry Cooder, Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, David Lindley and more.

“How Sweet It Is” – Jerry Garcia Band Live

November 9, 1991 – Hampton Coliseum, VA