ALLIGATOR WINE formed in 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri after an impromptu performance for Jerry Garcia’s Birthday at a local bar. That one-off performance featured members of local bands The Scandaleros and Vitamen A coming together for the big party. Suddenly it clicked.
The show focused on the early bluesier material featuring Pig Pen as a member of the band. Over the course of time, the band continued to add songs from different eras. The live interpretations of the songs with the unique instrumentation of the band was obviously unique and loaded with energy. A few years and some lineup changes later, the band has evolved into a full force Grateful Dead tribute band in a city with more than a couple of heavy weight Dead tribute bands. Focused on high energy live shows with vocal harmonies, the current lineup features members of several top notch local bands who bring their significant skills and knowledge of the music and the catalogue to the stage every night. With the Grateful Dead having a special connection to the Fox Theater in St. Louis, the band has decided to perform one particularly legendary Fox show from December 10, 1971 for this special evening while putting their own unique spin on the music.
This special performance features special guests David Grelle on keys and Nick Elwood on guitar.