Notable Grateful Dead tribute act the Schwag was living the high life May 24, 2014, when the band reunited onstage with its newly released frontman Jimmy Tebeau. The show at the Pageant marked the first time the St. Louis group played together since Tebeau was incarcerated.
In 2012, Tebeau was sentenced to 30 months in prison for "maintaining a drug-involved premises" in Camp Zoe, the 350-acre property that served as both the home of music festival Schwagstock and where Tebeau lived with his wife and children. In March, Tebeau was released early for good behavior and for voluntarily enrolling in a program called RDAP, or "Residential Drug Abuse Program."
Photos by Steve Truesdell for the Riverfront Times.
- FEATURE: He's Gone: As Schwagstock founder Jimmy Tebeau enters federal prison, should other music-festival organizers worry about on-site drug use?
- Schwagstock's Jimmy Tebeau Gets 30-Month Sentence for "Drug-Involved Premises"
- The Schwag's Last Show, May 25 at 2720 Cherokee: Recap
- Hello RFT, This Is Jimmy Tebeau of the Schwag Writing You From Prison
- The Schwag's Jimmy Tebeau Has Been Released From Prison