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For over 10 years, Better Off Dead have celebrated the music of The Grateful Dead with the same passion, energy, and exploration as their heroes. They play nearly every song in the Dead catalog, so each show is a unique concert experience for both new and devoted fans. And just like Jerry Garcia said, we “choose fun in this lifetime” so our concerts are filled with lots of dancing, love, smiles, and hugs.

↓Scroll down to watch some performance videos of Better Off Dead!↓

2024-25 Olney Outdoors
Part of the 2024-25 Olney Outdoors

Video: Better Off Dead Performs "Shakedown Street"

Video: Better Off Dead Performs "New Speedway Boogie"


For this performance, all tickets are general admission. The layout for the event will include an area in front of the stage for dancing, chairs, and bleachers further back for those who need a rest, as well as a lawn area where blankets and collapsible chairs are welcome.


In case of severe and inclement weather, programs may have delayed start times, be moved to an indoor location, or be rescheduled for another evening. Patrons will be notified about any changes on the day of the program by email, and notices will be placed on our website and social media accounts. Refunds will only be issued if an event is canceled. Patrons unable to attend a rescheduled event may exchange their tickets for credit to be used towards another Olney Theatre Center program.  

All-Access Membership

If more than one or two events sound exciting, then you should consider purchasing our All-Access MembershipFor only $150 you can see everything Olney Theatre produces and presents, including Mainstage performances from July 1 - September 30*.

Available for singles, couples, and households!

Better Off Dead

Saturday July 27th 2024 at 8:00pm

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