Phil Lesh & Friends to Perform at San Francisco’s The Warfield in May

April 18, 2024
Phil Lesh & Friends to Perform at San Francisco’s The Warfield in May

Photo Credit: Dino Perrucci

Phil Lesh has announced a new Phil & Friends performance at The Warfield in San Francisco, slated for May 9. This engagement is Lesh’s only show scheduled for the remainder of 2024 so far and continues a longstanding tradition of taking the stage at the storied jam haven, which also hosted Lesh’s first performance of the year in January. In an announcement post to social channels, Lesh shared, “I got to jam with most of these friends last month and had SO much fun, I want to do it again on the west coast!”

Phil’s backing ensemble has significant overlap with the Friends that joined him for his 84th birthday run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y. on March 13-16; Jason Crosby, John Molo and his son Grahame Lesh will once again support the legendary Grateful Dead bassist, as will rising guitar prodigy Daniel Donato, whose second appearance with the group after the Cap run may signal an extended stay in the ensemble. Singer-songwriter Nicki Bluhm of The Gramblers, who Phil Lesh & Friends joined Phil Lesh & Friends for its summer 2023 tour, will complete the ensemble.

Lesh’s legacy at the historic Warfield Theatre is well-established, and perhaps best remembered by Live at the Warfield, the third and final Phil Lesh & Friends record (so far), which chronicled a two night stand at the venue on May 18 and 19, 2006; this performance featured contributions from such icons at Joan Osborne, Greg Osby and the great John Scofield, among other Friends hall-of-famers. Yesterday, April 17, also marked the 25th anniversary of a legendary 1999 Phil Lesh & Friends series at the hall, which featured a jam dream team of Trey Anastasio, Steve Kimock, Page McConnell and more. Most recently, Phil Lesh & Friends performed at the theatre on January 13, for which Eric Krasno joined the core band. Watch a fan-recorded video of this performance below.

Tickets for Phil Lesh & Friends at The Warfield will go on sale tomorrow, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. local time. For more information, visit