ABOUT THE BAND
Mars Hotel, just like the Grateful Dead, delivers on the promise that community, meaningful songs and amazing musicianship create lasting, memorable moments.
Each member of Mars Hotel is a lifelong fan of the Grateful Dead and each has a personal connection to the band’s music. For a few, the Dead’s music was passed down from an older sibling, while others can recount personal stories of following the band on the road. The members of Mars Hotel revel in the Grateful Dead’s story, the band members’ personalities and their incredible musicianship. That’s probably why audience members say that Mars Hotel inspires such fond memories of the Grateful Dead.
Fans have raved about their unique performances because like the Dead, they play different songs at each show. They also work with an artist and projectionist to incorporate the imagery of the songs they play. Mostly, fans are impressed by the commitment the band brings to interpreting the music of their heroes, but you’ll immediately get that when you hear a band comprised of great friends who have been playing together and apart, in one form or another, for the past 30 years.