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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Dupreesdiamonds's picture
Joined: Feb 6 2016
Hippie Chick dances to "Viola Lee Blues"

Dupree's Diamonds at the Alberti Hurdy Gurdy last summer
Check it out

Up to 80 likes so far... please support

And visit our site too at

Good luck to all the contestants

Joined: Feb 4 2016
Our Dead Cover!
blackpeter211's picture
Joined: Aug 26 2008
Cover 2016 West L.A. Fadeaway
Joined: Feb 8 2016
Come on really?!

If this contest is in any way related to youtube likes then The Grateful Dead facebook should not be posting one of the entry videoes. No wonder they are winning!
Come on guys...


Joined: Feb 28 2015
Thanks Mkav!

Thanks Mkav!

mkav's picture
Joined: Jun 30 2007
thanks, and 1 more question

that answers my question...all via youtube

the above link to youtube/grateful dead has 2015's entries to the dead cover project. is there a place where i can watch and listen to this years?

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007

I just asked for clarification on this.

When you Like the video on YouTube, that's a vote.

Hope this helps.

Joined: Feb 8 2016
How is this thing even run?

How does voting take place? Who decides which videos get "featured" on this site? How come one of the selections was featured on the Dead's facebook? This hardly seems like a contest on the up and up...

Le Minh Khai's picture
Joined: Feb 5 2016
Stella Blue

This is the version that Jimmy Warbler and the Wombats famously performed on the Pride of the Caribbean in the 1970s. Jimmy sadly lost that gig and now sells used cars in Daytona Beach, so if you pass by be sure to give the guy a toke, as he definitely knew his chops, but life just dealt him some bad knocks.

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Joined: Feb 28 2014
Grateful Mardi Gras in Toronto w/Mars Hotel

We had a great Mardi Gras party this weekend in Toronto.
Check out some video.



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