Every year at FreshGrass, Grammy-winning banjoist Alison Brown joins forces with her musician friends for a special set dedicated to a legendary music-maker. From 2015’s The Man in Grass (Johnny Cash) to 2016’s The Grass’d Waltz (The Band) to last year’s Pick a Peach (Allman Brothers), Brown’s tribute sets — which feature special guests and artistic collaborations that you’ll only see at FreshGrass — create experiential moments that remind us why we love roots music. This year, Brown and friends present Plucking, a nothing-but-Grateful Dead set that honors the fabled band. It’s like the music never stopped.