Sunday, April 16, 2023


6:30 pm doors, 7 pm show

$10 advance, $10 at the doors
Limited Seating, first come first serve.
Expect standing room.

21 and over

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DeadSet started as a pick up band of players who all share a love for Grateful Dead music. Most of the boys play in other bands, but the center of the Venn diagram of this project is their collective love of playing Dead tunes together. Singer and guitarist Thomas McElroy spent his teenage years following the Grateful Dead up one side of the country and down the other. He now also fronts his original music band the Dreamland Farmers. Bassist Brian Straus also lays down the groove in Nebula Chef. Guitarist Jimbo Sapp hosts Portland's beloved weekly open mic Ron and Jimbo's Big Ass Jam, and was the one who brought this crew together by suggesting they all do a set of Dead tunes together at the Big Ass Jam. Keyboardist Taylor Adams runs lighting for local music venues and plays keys for Silverhill. Guitarist Stefan Henry-Biskup is a gifted graphics designer and plays drums in the punk band Snarla. When Percussionist Keith Hatfeild is not playing skins he loves riding his Harley around the Western US. Bubby Sherwood sees Phish shows every chance he gets and brings his dazzling drumming to Dead Set Crew as well as Kavorka Nova.


About Al's Den

Head downstairs at the Crystal Hotel to hang out in this venue named for Al Winter, Portland's 1940's gambling overlord. Enjoy a craft libation in this intimate, speakeasy-style space where live music and comedy fill the air.

Wednesday & Thursday, 3-10pm
Friday & Saturday, 3pm-1am
Sunday, 3-10pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Happy Hour drinks served 11am-5pm
Happy Hour food served 2-5pm and 10pm-close

Late night happy hour on Friday & Saturday served 11pm-1am
(21 and over only after 5 pm)


Afternoon & Bar   Dinner   Late Night   Beverage   Sidewalk Cocktails

The menu features local ingredients, house-baked breads, desserts and pastries from the Crystal Bakery, a specialty cocktail menu and an affordable yet approachable wine list, while a well-trained waitstaff provides a comfortable and welcoming guest experience. No reservations are necessary; stop by for a quick business lunch, a pre-show drink or an evening date night.

Explore the Crystal Blocks

Our Crystal Hotel and legendary Crystal Ballroom are just across the street from each other, each offering their own unique spaces for live music, Northwest style fare and McMenamins hand crafted beverages.  Explore these properties and all they have to offer. 

*Get 15% off room rates at Crystal Hotel, Sunday through Thursday with a ticket purchase. (Must mention at time of booking, must verify ticket at check in for discount) *restrictions apply. 

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