The festival was originally slated to occur this weekend (April 2nd–5th) at Ventura, CA’s Ventura County Fairgrounds, but was one of the many live music events affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Instead of trying to hash out new dates in the fall with the uncertainty of the state of live events being better, organizers of Skull & Roses felt it was best to allow a full year to fully prepare for one of the world’s biggest celebrations of the music of the Grateful Dead.
Original purchases of 2020 festival tickets and camping passes will be honored for the new dates in 2021, and fans who keep their 2020 orders will receive a $20 merch booth credit to use during the rescheduled festival. Read the festival’s official statement here.
Since fans now have a solid year to prepare and anticipate for the 2021 festival, Skull & Roses is hosting a virtual beach party this Friday (4/3) and Saturday (4/4) via the festival’s Facebook. Fans can expect an at-home live stream concert series of a lineup of live performances by Reed Mathis (Billy & The Kids), Scott Guberman (Stu Allen & Mars Hotel), Roger McNamee & Jason Crosby (Moonalice), Zach Nugent (Disco Dead), Richard James (Pink Talking Fish), Nate LaPointe (Cubensis), Halina Janusz & Garrett Deloian (Jerry’s Middle Finger), Mark Fisher (Electric Waste Band), Michael Berkey (The Alligators), a drop in from No Simple Road podcast and more.