Terrapin Flyer and Melvin Seals’ visits are fast becoming a February tradition at Volcanic Theatre Pub. The long-running Grateful Dead tribute band and keyboardist/right-hand man for Jerry Garcia himself, respectively, will return to the venue Thursday for another night of musical pyrotechnics and jam-band memories. Terrapin Flyer, which started out as the house band for the Sunday Grateful Dead Jam at the Boulevard Cafe in Chicago in 1999 and grew into a national touring juggernaut, and Seals, leader of the JGB (that’s Jerry Garcia Band, sans Jerry), have toured together regularly since 2004. Seals and JGB also are prepping for another long tour in March and recently released “Garcia Live Volume 10,” a recording of a May 1990 show in Hawaii.
Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals: 9 p.m. Thursday; $20 plus fees in advance, $25 at the door; Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Drive, Bend; volcanictheatre.com or 541-323-1881.