The Grateful Dead franchise seems to turn up in everything, from sneakers and lunchboxes to playing cards and stuffed animals. Sometimes, having grown up in an era mostly devoid of Deadheadery, the younger generation forgets that the Dead were musicians first and icons-turned-novelties second. Many former Grateful Dead members still continue to produce music today, proving their talent far beyond the stretch of their namesake. Former Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kruetzmann brings his new band, 7 Walkers, to wine country on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Napa Valley Opera House. 1030 Main St., Napa. $25–$30. 8pm. 707.226.7372.