The Grateful Dead’s legendary drummer, Mickey Hart, brought his latest creation, The Mickey Hart Band, to another part of history: the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA. ArtsQ sits on the grounds of the old Bethlehem Steel mill, which shut its doors in 1975. With the abandon blast furnace as a backdrop there is truly no other venue like it.  

The Mickey Hart Band is working with Grateful Dead songwriter Robert Hunter to put out a new CD by early April. Band members are Crystal Monee Hall – vocals & acoustic guitar, Tim Hockenberry – vocals & keys, Ben Yonas – keys,  Ian Herman – drums, Sikiru Sdepoju talking drum, Dave Schools – bass, Gawain Matthews – guitar, and Mickey Hart – percussion. With a spacey blues sound they only sound like The Grateful Dead in a limited song selection.

Here is their setlist from the show:

Set 1

Let There Be Light
Time Never Ends
Starlight
Who Stole the Show
This Our Hour
Scarlett Begonias
Fire On the Mountian

Set 2

Heartbeat
Slo Joe
Supersonic
The Other One
Cut the Deck
Brokendown Palace
Not Fade Away

Encore

Brokedown Palace
We Bid You Goodnight