Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Night of the Living Dead: The Grateful Dead + EDM

The Grateful Dead were pioneers in the touring world, and while many acts have followed in their footsteps, perhaps none have been able to take those lessons and expand upon them like today's biggest DJs.  They interact directly with their fans, they tour outside of the album cycle, and they provide a brand and experience that exists well outside of the traditional models.  A closer look will reveal that many of the leaders and pioneers in the EDM world are either graduates of the Grateful Dead system (i.e. former employees/involved in the initial innovations) or were Deadheads growing up.

Presenters

Don Strasburg

VP

AEG Live Rocky Mountain

President of AEG Rocky Mountain

28849

Lee Anderson

Agent

AM Only

Having worked as both a promoter and an agent, Lee Anderson has over ten years of experience in the live music industry. Before joining AM Only in 2007 as an agent, Lee spent nearly six years promoting shows across the Northeast. In 2012, Lee was named one of Billboard's 40 under 40 Power Players On The Rise. His current clients include Skrillex, Wolfgang Gartner, Zedd, SBTRKT, Tommy Trash, and Dislcosure to name a few.

19853

Rich Schaefer

Pres

The Artists Organization

Manages Soundgarden, Animal Collective, Chromeo, more

Sam Hunt

Agent

The Windish Agency

Thanks to our sponsors

Miller Lite Monster Energy Esurance Chevrolet AT&T IFC Subway Austin Chronicle

Music sponsor

Sonic Bids

Interactive sponsors

Deloitte American Express Pennzoil