Grateful Dead

The Dead Covers Project 2016

This year's submissions period has ended. Check out all the great performance with the Official 2016 DEAD COVERS PROJECT playlist.

Whether you play just like Jerry or like to give the Grateful Dead's beloved classics a unique spin, the 2016 Dead Covers Project wants you! We're calling all musicians - near and far - to share your love for the music and magic of the Dead through video. Show off your musical chops and you just might find yourself front and center on during the month of February! The rules are simple - all video submissions must contain a song either written by or recorded by the Dead. How that song is interpreted, however, is entirely up to you.

Upload your video to YouTube, tag it "DeadCoversProject," and we'll make it available to view on the band's official YouTube channel, Can't carry a tune? Join the fun by "liking" your favorites on YouTube.

Good luck!

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Third Bowl's picture
Joined: Feb 27 2015
My submission to the Covers Project

Joined: Jun 1 2007
"pop!" goes the golden road

broken_angel's picture
Joined: May 12 2010
A Tribute to the Life of Jerry Garcia

This song is also dedicated to all the loved ones we have lost along the way.

Though not technically a cover, I hope it can be included in the Covers Project.

Sunshine Daydream on a Saturday Night,
Rest Now in Peace We Will Carry Your Tunes

Joined: Apr 2 2009
Mexicali Blues - 2015 DeadCoversProject

Joined: Apr 2 2009
Johnny B Goode - 2015 DeadCoversProject

Joined: Feb 26 2015
Dead Covers Project

Joined: Feb 14 2014
Entering/ Posting Your video

@dave williams
To post your video here,
- go to your youtube video,
- click 'share' down just below the title of your video.
- click the 'embed' tab just below that, when it pops up
- copy that text, and paste it into a comment here.

To officially "enter", you'll need to 'tag' your video. To do this...
enter the 'video manager' in youtube,
and add these tags to your video

DeadCoversProject 2015

Supposedly only the first one is necessary, but there was some disagreement about it last year, so I tagged all three, and it worked.


Joined: Feb 14 2014
Blue Moon Soup - The Music Never Stopped/ Highlander 40
Joined: Feb 24 2015
trying to post a video for the first time.

I was able to upload it to YouTube, tagged as "Dead Covers Project 2015", but have no idea how it gets to the site here. Any beta would be appreciated, thanks.

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
the ESSENTIAL thing to do

is post them, properly tagged as above, on YouTube. That's what gets them into our queue from which Featured videos get selected, etc.

A lot of folks take the additional step of posting them here (use the embed code on YouTube), which is nice too.


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