Courtesy of Networking Is Dead

A networking group for professionals who are fans of the Grateful Dead, Networking is Dead holds several special events each year. There is no cost to join the group. Fans can sign up to be part of the group at

This week, the group announced that it’ll have its next special event, Shake Your Bones, on Friday, Oct. 18 at the Music Box. The event will feature music from the Garcia Project [pictured], a Grateful Dead raffle and a Halloween theme. Tickets are $27 in advance and can be purchased through the Music Box website.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring in a national act like the Garcia Project for our fall event,” says Networking Is Dead founder Ken Vinikoff in a press release. “With great live music, a perfect venue, and Halloween-themed fun, this should be our best event yet.”

The Garcia Project was formed in San Francisco in 2010; the group perform complete Jerry Garcia Band shows from 1976 to 1995, with era-specific equipment and arrangements.

“Another satisfying part of our special events is being able to make donations to nonprofits,” says Vinikoff. “Net proceeds from this event will go to the Achievement Centers for Children, a Cleveland-based nonprofit whose mission is to empower children and adults with disabilities.”

Past nonprofit partners include the Upside of Downs, Youth Challenge, Autism Speaks and LEAP.

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