Tickets on sale now for Tribute group Terrapin at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Feb. 9

You don’t make a fortune in a cover band or a tribute band, but if you’re one of the better ones, you do win a following and bigger gigs across the region.

Good-size venues, meanwhile, sometimes don’t like to admit that many of their nightly acts aren’t originators of the songs they play. But that’s the nature of a busy entertainment scene in 2019.

Enter Terrapin: The Ultimate Grateful Dead Experience, a Connecticut-based band that will make a return engagement to Ridgefield Playhouse Saturday, Feb. 9, after a packed show last year. With more than 160 shows under its belt in Connecticut mostly, the band is booking more gigs in Boston, Vermont, Philadelphia, Mohegan Sun and New Hampshire.