This season’s Cabrillo Music Festival of Contemporary Music — American’s preeminent contemporary music festival, which makes its home right here in Santa Cruz, CA.– opens with the theme of One World. And one extraordinary highlight will be a special benefit concert “Sugar Magnolia: An Orchestral Tribute to the Grateful Dead” featuring Lee Johnson’s Dead Symphony No.6. The concert along with a post concert Q & A with the composer and authors Dennis McNally and David Gans, is on the special day of August 9th. The festival is conducted and directed by Maestra Marin Alsop and runs from August 2nd to the 16th. UCSC will be offering Grateful Dead Archive events during the same week so stay tuned for more information.