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Great Garden Escape: Garcia Peoples

Thursday, August 04th 2022 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm

We’ve partnered with the folks at Duck Club to bring you another amazing season of Great Garden Escape! Bring your blanket and folding chair to sit and enjoy music in the oasis of the Meditation Garden!

*Members, ticket links are in your inboxes!

Sale Dates
Garden Members Pre-Sale: May 13 – May 18

Sales Open to Public: May 19

This week’s GGE features:
🌱  8/4 Garcia Peoples

Advance Tickets – Coming Soon!
$14: Garden Members and Youth (4 – 12)

$15: AARP Members
$18: Non-Members
Free: Kiddos 3 and Under

Tickets at the Gate
$20 – Members, Youth (4-12), AARP Members, and Non-Members

Free: Kiddos 3 and Under

Gates @ 5p
Show @ 6p

** To ensure the best guest experience and to reduce impact on our garden spaces, capacity for Great Garden Escape shows will be limited. Advanced, online ticket purchasing is strongly encouraged. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the gate on the day of each event for a flat $20.00 fee

** E-tickets (delivered in a separate e-mail) can be taken straight to the gate to be scanned the night of the event. When purchasing tickets, members receive their discount at the check-out screen once they sign in or register with the online sales program. Member discounts are only valid for online purchases.

Seating is limited in the Meditation Garden. We encourage you to explore our many acres and spread out into the various garden spaces!

Food & Drink
Visitors are welcome to bring in their own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Lost Grove Brewing is onsite serving delicious beer. Tasty bites and wine are also available all season long!

8/4 Garcia Peoples

Formed in New Jersey by guitarists Tom Malach and Danny Arakaki, the band took a few years to find their flying shape, solidifying into a lineup with Danny’s brother Cesar on drums and Derek Spaldo on bass by mid-2016. Ramping up their acceleration around the time of their 2018 Cosmic Cash debut on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records, they’ve blasted through residencies and new songs and sessions and collaborations, relocating to New York, picking up two new members in keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Pat Gubler and bassist Andy Cush, and leaving a trail of live tapes in their wake. This year, they’ve delivered not one but two new albums for BBiB: the sleek and song-oriented Natural Facts and the sprawling improvisatory opus of One Step Behind. 2019 also saw the first performances by the full Garcia Peoples lineup, a six-person behemoth with Spaldo on third guitar.

With a stash of live recordings accumulating at the Live Music Archive, Garcia Peoples’ music is very much a living entity. Since the release of their previous two albums, songs have started to expand, jam suites have grown, and experiments have been undertaken. The first part of 2019 has seen Garcia Peoples back Philadelphia guitarist Chris Forsyth (an expanded Solar Peoples Band has hit double-drummer overdrive several times now), and joined with guitarist Ryley Walker. They’ve improvised on WFMU, and jammed with the sounds of ocean waves and falling rain at strange late night happenings. Probably something else new and wonderful and weird has happened in the Garciaverse since I wrote this.

Whether or not you thought you knew Garcia Peoples’ music, One Step Behind is something new and beautiful, for new heads and old. No matter where you stand–behind, beyond, or another plane altogether–One Step Behind is ready. For those about to get on the Bus, we salute you.

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