Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm


On the Bus

DC's Premier Grateful Dead Tribute Band since 2002



On the Bus is the longest-running premier Grateful Dead tribute band in the Washington DC area, known for its faithful recreation of the music, vibe  and experience of a Dead show. On The Bus is a tribute not just to the Dead, but to the entire community that spawned a multi-generational genre that artfully blends the essential elements of rock, blues, jazz, funk, country, bluegrass, and gospel.

Founded in 2002, On The Bus has performed with John Kadlecik, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick, Jefferson Starship, New Riders, Moonalice, Cornmeal, Ekoostic Hookah,and many other talented musicians and bands.  



On the Bus is proud to be a part of the Rex Musical Caravan, and will contribute a portion of each ticket sold at desgnated events to the Rex Foundation.

The Rex Foundation was established in 1983 by members of the Grateful Dead and friends as a non-profit charitable organization to further their tradition of generosity and compassion.


Dave Jacobson

Guitar and vocals

Amy Wilson


Phil Zubaly

Guitar and vocals

Marty Pell


Lance Kelley


Kirk "Chief" Kubicek




  (Please check back for more dates and details Schedule subject to change)

Jan 5 - Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC (w/John Kadlecik)

Feb 16 - Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC (Bus and Friends)

Mar 29 - Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC (w/Upton Blues Band)(tickets)

Apr 6 - Union Stage - Washington, DC (FREE Tap Takeover EARLY SHOW - tickets)

Apr 13  - Villain and Saint - Bethesda, MD (w /Ron Holloway)

Jun 22 - Villain and Saint - Bethesda, MD (tickets)

Jun 27 - Sen. Leahy's Annual Ice Cream Social - Washington, DC (private event)

Jul 26 - Jammin' Java - Vienna, VA (w/The Allman Others - Watkins Glen reunion) (tickets)

Jul 27 - Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC (w/John Kadlecik Acousti'Lectric)

Aug 10 - Villain and Saint - Bethesda, MD (w/Ron Holloway) (tickets

Aug 31 - Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC

November 16 - Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC (w/UltraSwayed) (tickets)

December 27 - Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC (w/Free Flowing Musical Experience)


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