Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates Jerry Garcia's 70th

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host a weekend of events surrounding the Museum’s special exhibit devoted to Grateful Dead powered by McIntosh. The weekend will take place Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5, during the days between Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday and the 17th anniversary of his passing.

The weekend celebration includes a Hall of Fame Series with Bill Kreutzmann on Friday, August 3 at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 7 Walkers concert on the Rock Hall’s Main Stage at 8 p.m., an exclusive screening of Move Me Brightly, a special Jerry Garcia tribute recorded at Bob Weir's TRI Studios featuring Weir himself and musician friends and admirers of Garcia. The Rock Hall will also feature screenings of the films Dead Ahead and Anthem to Beauty, curator tours, live performances, meet ups for tapers and travelers, drum circles and more.

The first 150 visitors to the Museum on Saturday, August 4th will also receive a limited edition exhibit opening laminate. In addition, anyone who attends the 7 Walkers concert on Friday evening will receive a discount coupon for $5 off a regular adult admission to tour the Museum on Saturday or Sunday.

Saturday, August 4, is also a Rock Hall Member Appreciation Day.  Members will enjoy special activities throughout the morning while experiencing Grateful Dead Weekend festivities.

***The schedule of events includes (visit rockhall.com for event start times):***

Friday, August 3

  • Meet the Curator gallery talk (Grateful Dead exhibit, levels 5 and 6). Grateful Dead exhibit curator Howard Kramer will walk visitors through the exhibit, tell stories and answer questions.
  • Hall of Fame Series with Bill Kreutzmann at 5:30 p.m. in the Foster Theater. Jason Hanley Ph.D. will interview Kreutzmann and take questions from the audience.  Free, members only, in the Foster Theater. Members can make reservations beginning Wednesday, July 18 beginning at 10 a.m. at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office.
  • 7 Walkers Concert featuring Bill Kreutzmann at 8 p.m. on the Main Stage. Tickets are $15, on-sale to Rock Hall members on Wednesday, July 18 beginning at 10 a.m. at  https://tickets.rockhall.com and general public on Thursday, July 19th beginning at 10 a.m. at https://tickets.rockhall.com or at the Rock Hall Box Office.

Saturday, August 4

  • Member Appreciation Day activities throughout the morning and afternoon (Plaza Lobby)
  • Rock Hall members will be able to tour the Museum before it opens, listen to a State of the Museum address and witness the unveiling of the 2012 “Member’s Choice Artifact.” 
  • Meet the Curator gallery talk (Grateful Dead exhibit, levels 5 and 6)
  • Dead Ahead screening. No ticket is necessary. Limited seats are available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Drum Circle on the Rock Hall’s Collection Auto Group Plaza
  • Move Me Brightly special footage screening. No ticket is necessary. Limited seats are available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Anthem to Beauty screening (courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment). No ticket is necessary. Limited seats are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Sunday, August 5

  • Docents available in Grateful Dead exhibit
  • Dead Ahead screening. No ticket is necessary. Limited seats are available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Drum Circle on the Rock Hall’s Collection Auto Group Plaza
  • Anthem to Beauty screening (courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment). No ticket is necessary. Limited seats are available on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Move Me Brightly footage screening. No ticket is necessary. Limited seats are available on a first-come first-served basis.

For more information on Grateful Dead Weekend, visit rockhall.com.