Cosmic Charlie

Grateful Dead Cover Band

7:30pm, July 5th, 2024
Adults $30, Students $16

Cosmic Charlie was born in the musical Mecca of Athens, Georgia. From its summer 1999 inception, the band swiftly cemented its reputation as a band that puts a unique and personal twist on the Grateful Dead catalogue. Cosmic Charlie is 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, where both the band and its audience are taken to that familiar edge with the sense that, music is actually being MADE here tonight.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 sometimes eluded the Dead themselves. Those precious moments during Dead jams when the synchronicity is there and all is right with the world -  these are the moments that Cosmic Charlie relishes and feverishly welcomes with open arms. Clearly, Cosmic Charlie’s audiences are also eager to partake in these moments, and together with the band, they have indulged in many memorable evenings.For most shows, Cosmic Charlie walks onstage without a setlist. Any Dead tune is fair game at any moment. “Inspiration, move me brightly” is Cosmic Charlie’s modus operandi, allowing the music to truly plays the band.


Cosmic Charlie

High-Energy Grateful Dead from Athens GA

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 "unquestionably expert at what they do"            -Indyweek

"Cosmic Charlie really is a great band - these guys do this music the way it should be done: having the conversation in their own voices.”

        -David Gans, Grateful Dead archivist