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Chicago’s new multi-genre festival SACRED ROSE happening at SeatGeek Stadium on August 26 - 28, 2022, has announced today details of its Friday, August 26 headliner Phil Lesh & Friends. Featuring the world debut of special guests Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy (vocalist/guitarist) and Nels Cline (guitarist) alongside host and captain of the musical ship Phil Lesh, SACRED ROSE will proudly present the first-ever ‘PHILCO’ performance. The headlining Friday night set in Wilco’s native Chicago will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime musical moment, melding together the fabrics of two iconic American bands for the first (and likely last) time ever. Anchored by Lesh’s white hot bass riffs, PHILCO will see Tweedy channel Jerry Garcia’s vocal power while Cline purveys six-string shredding.

Also joining Lesh, Tweedy and Cline is all-star roster of critically-acclaimed musicians including Jeff Chimenti (Dead & Co, Wolfpack), Karl Denson (Rolling Stones, Greyboy Allstars), John Molo (Phil Lesh & Friends), Stu Allen (Phil Lesh & Friends + Dark Star Orchestra), Grahame Lesh (Phil Lesh & Friends + Midnight North), and Elliott Peck (Midnight North).

Says Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy: “Nels and I are honored to be asked to join Phil and Friends for Sacred Rose. There has been so much about Phil and the Dead to be inspired by over the years, from their longtime musical brotherhood to their wonderful and incomparable music, to their relentless touring and longevity. But perhaps the biggest inspiration is their dedication to the community that has grown up around them. This is a trait that we in Wilco deeply appreciate and have aimed to emulate over the years. There’s nothing better than playing music with your friends, for your friends."

Lesh has a special relationship with Wilco dating back to 1999 when the Grateful Dead founding member performed his catalog hit “Ripple” with the band at their California concert. In 2016, Wilco joined forces with Lesh’s fellow founding member Bob Weir to cover Grateful Dead’s “St. Stephen,” with Lesh returning the favor in 2019 when his Terrapin Family Band covered Wilco’s “Misunderstood”.

SACRED ROSE’s eclectic line-up spans the sweet sounds of Americana, psych-rock, jam, indie, soul, funk and bluegrass which includes Khruangbin, The War On Drugs, Black Pumas, Umphrey’s McGee, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Goose, STS9, Greensky Bluegrass, Kamasi Washington, Animal Collective, Margo Price, and many more.

Both 3-day and single-day tickets are on sale now


Phil Lesh & Friends aka PHILCO


The War On Drugs

Black Pumas

Umphrey's McGee

Joe Russo's Almost Dead



Greensky Bluegrass

The Disco Biscuits

Kamasi Washington

St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Punch Brothers


Animal Collective

Hiatus Kaiyote

The Wood Brothers

City and Colour

Yves Tumor


Moon Taxi

Cory Wong


The Infamous Stringdusters Feat. Molly Tuttle

With Special Guest Margo Price (Artist At Large)

(A - Z)

Andy Frasco and the U.N.

Blu DeTiger

Circles Around The Sun

Danielle Ponder

Gone Gone Beyond

Holly Bowling

Karina Rykman

Kitchen Dwellers


Liz Cooper

Luke Mitrani

Maggie Rose

Midnight North

Nicole Atkins

Sierra Hull

SunSquabi Feat. Kanika Moore (Artist At Large)


The Dip

White Denim


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