Magic Carpet Ride

is a musical journey through one of the most electrifying and impactful times America has ever seen.

Immerse your senses in an electrifying video show projection accompanying  a live performance of songs by The Doors, The Grateful Dead, The Byrds, Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane, Procol Harum, Cream, The Zombies, Steppenwolf and Janis Joplin.

The Musicians: 
Caitlynn Daniels, vocal, guitar, keys
Brian Pierce, keyboard, guitar and vocal 
Gary Rue, bass, vocal 
Zach Spicer, drums, vocal  
Blake Foster, guitar, vocal

The Light Show: 
In the late 60s and early 70s, our lighting designer, Nautilus Music Theater's Ben Krywosz created and operated shows for many national groups at Fillmore West and other Bay area venues in San Francisco, among them, BLUE CHEER and IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY. He also provided lighting for productions of TOMMY and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.

The light show itself is a highlight of this experience, being "improvisational and hands-on, conjuring up swiftly changing kaleidoscopic images that ebb and flow with the music"  

Behind the Scenes: 
Magic Carpet Ride has been expertly created by lighting designer Ben Krywosz in association with Gary Rue and Sidekick Theatre to bring audiences back to the days when Bay area musicians were making an impact on the social fabric of our country. 

The exacting musicianship of the band is supercharged by the light show itself,  what critics have called ‘the 6th member of the ensemble’.

This show is Unique. Imaginative. Historical. Artful.
EVERYBODY should be experienced!

Here are comments from audience members:


"Omgoodness! That was the best!!!!I hope we have the opportunity to see it again!” 

"Wow! Loved it! ...Ben's light show was fantabulous! All your performers were such fine singers and musicians and obviously really into it; the coordination between light show and live performing was perfect!”

 "...fabulous concert last night! Such talent. Looked like you were having a lot of fun too."

 "It really was incredible!"

"...was an amazing show- a feast for the eyes and the ears!!"

"VERY talented and entertaining group of musicians. A trip way back in time to 1967!"

-Magic Carpet Ride was a very fun ride! We thoroughly enjoyed it. We wanted them to keep going! 

-The group that did this performance was outstanding. One of the better concerts we have attended. 

The show was absolutely excellent! 

-OUTSTANDING performance! Great selection of songs and the members of the group really seemed to enjoy themselves ….as did the audience! One of the best shows we have seen and we have been to many! Five stars!!!! Thank you for a wonderful evening! 

-"...The show was fantastic!  The music and musicians engaged the audience and it all brought back so many memories. "

-The audience was really into the show! Love the music of the late 60’s! It was apparent the show was enjoyed by all by all!!! 

-This was a great show! We attend show and performances frequently - this is one of our favorites. We'll be watching to see if this group comes back (don't think they have a name). Loved the show!!!! 


Comments from Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 01/07/24:

-We truly had an incredible time and the concert was wonderful. The group was so incredible and we enjoyed every moment. We will be back.

-Excellent musicians and singers. Left the fireside with a bonafide feel good experience.

-The show was a lot of fun

-Loved the show -one of the best I have seen there as the performers really did shine and put all they had to make this a wonderful performance

-My group really enjoyed this show. If offered again we would attend

-Bring this group back!! Packed house and great stage presence with audience participation

-We go to several concerts & this one was our 2nd best!!  Excellent show
(1st is What's going on)

-Love the atmosphere and the quaintness of the dining experience

-I’d love to find out where the magic carpet ride would be playing again or if it would come back to Chanhassen theater I’ll give it a 12 out of 10 excellent!!

-Love the show!