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AXIAL TILT - A Grateful Dead Celebration In New Orleans

May 6 at 10:00 PM
May 7 at 10:00 PM



AXIAL TILT - A Grateful Dead Celebration in New Orleans!

The Grateful Dead is a true American original. Born in San Francisco in 1965 and still creating music in various forms more than 50 years later, the Grateful Dead represents the most successful example yet of a band blending both rock and jazz in a live format accessible to -- and loved by -- millions. 

The band's now-legendary multi-hour forays into musical exploration via in-the-moment improvisation became a beacon for millions of Deadheads who traveled millions of miles to spend thousands of nights with the Grateful Dead, experiencing their one-of-a-kind sharing of energy between band and audience. 

We believe it fitting to celebrate this truly unique American original in much the same way we celebrate some of this country's most beloved jazz artists, and to share the celebration with folks who appreciate the Grateful Dead's enduring musical legacy as much as they do those of the greatest musical artists New Orleans -- and the rest of the country -- has ever produced.

Happening at one of the most beautiful and intimate venues in New Orleans and featuring some of the most well-known names in the extended Grateful Dead family, AXIAL TILT is an all-out party in honor of the music, life, harmony, and spirit of togetherness inspired and Furthured by America's own Grateful Dead.


Jeff Mattson (Dark Star Orchestra) - Guitar

Rob Eaton (Dark Star Orchestra) - Guitar

Lisa Mackey (Dark Star Orchestra) - Vocals

Mitch Stein (Gatorators, Cryptical) - Keyboards

Skip Vangelas (Dark Star Orchestra) - Bass

Jay Lane (Dead & Company, Ratdog, Wolf Brothers) - Drums

Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident) - Percussion 

Both Nights: 1 Acoustic Set + 2 Electric Sets – 5 HOURS OF LIVE GRATEFUL DEAD MUSIC (including a couple of breaks) - NO SONGS REPEATED BETWEEN NIGHTS!

 -- ALL AGES!!! --

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to kick out the Grateful Dead jams in New Orleans, and hope you can join us!

Jeff, Rob, Lisa, Mitch, Skip, Jay & Jason

The Fine Print:

A limited number of 2-night VIP tickets are available including both a limited-edition Stanley Mouse original poster designed for the show (1 poster per 2-night VIP ticket) and a private catered reception with the band before the show on 5/7!

A limited number of GA tickets will be available at the box office each night beginning at 8:30PM, and will be priced at $60. All VIP passes must be purchased by April 23, 2022 (if still available).

NOTE: In true Grateful Dead spirit and given the intimate nature of the venue, we want to do all we can to ensure that actual fans are in attendance, not scalper clients. Therefore, we have established an 8-ticket per purchaser per show limit (2 per purchaser for V.I.P. tickets). VIP tickets are available ONLY via Will Call, so purchasers MUST bring their photo ID (or physical credit card used for ticket purchase) for entrance; if anyone tries to sell you a physical or digital VIP ticket, IT IS A SCAM.

Admission to AXIAL TILT is via physical pre-printed "hard" ticket sent by mail or Will Call; IF ANYONE TRIES TO SELL YOU A PRINT-AT-HOME TICKET, IT IS A SCAM, AND SUCH TICKETS WILL NOT BE HONORED.

By purchasing a ticket to this event, the buyer agrees to be filmed, videotaped and/or otherwise recorded for possible inclusion in webcast, digital download, DVD and/or CD release, and/or any other exploitation of the event without limitation or compensation of any kind, and agrees to allow organizers to use his/her image and/or likeness without limitation or compensation of any kind.


By purchasing this ticket, you confirm to the maximum extent permitted by law that (1) you understand and voluntarily assume all risks associated with attending this performance, including but not limited to COVID-19, and (2) you covenant not to sue Café Istanbul Nightfest, Poolside Presents, musicians in AXIAL TILT or any related persons or entities in connection with any such risks.

AXIAL TILT 2022 is sponsored by DEADSHOWZ - The most powerful Grateful Dead reference app available for iOS and Android devices (

For a list of other shows happening during the Café Istanbul Nightfest, click here: POOLSIDE PRESENTS