Grateful Dead

Camp Manitowa to Host 'Unleavened Dead': Blending Judaism with the Dead

A product of the 1960s San Francisco counterculture, the Grateful Dead inspired a fanatical loyalty from fans drawn as much by their music as the traveling carnival of seekers and misfits that followed them from venue to venue; yet there has always been a deep connection to the music from St. Louis local and regional Jews.

This Thursday: The 4th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies

Don't miss the chance to join your fellow Deadheads this Thursday when the Grateful Dead screen the never-before-seen Beat Club 4/21/72 studio performance in its entirety, restored from the original broadcast 2" quad video and audio mixed and mastered from the original analog tapes.

Introducing Spring 1990 (The Other One)

Some consider Spring 1990 the last great Grateful Dead tour. That it may be. In spite of outside difficulties and downsides, nothing could deter the Grateful Dead from crafting lightness from darkness. They were overwhelmingly triumphant in doing what they came to do, what they did best - forging powerful explorations in music.

Dark Star Orchestra's 'A Very Jerry Birthday Jam'

On August 1, 1973 The Band opened for Grateful Dead on Jerry Garcia’s 31st birthday, making for one of the most memorable nights in American rock & roll history.

On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom

Dennis McNally knows a thing or two about cultural history. As the biographer for both the Grateful Dead and Jack Kerouac, this bestselling author lives, breathes, and fully engages with his passion. This is why I think his forthcoming book, On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom (on sale: October 14, 2014) will become a treasured book for music historians, critics, and most importantly, music fans.

Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies 2014: Beat Club 4/21/72

Say "Guten Abend" to your Grateful Dead friends and family at our 4th annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies! This year's epic one-night event will feature a complete rare live studio performance of the Dead captured during their legendary European tour in 1972 with audio remastered from the original analog tapes.

Dark Star Jubilee 2014 | Review & Photos

For the third year in a row I had the honor to attend one of my favorite events all year.  There is nothing else in this world that can put a smile on my face quite like a familiar Grateful Dead tune can. This year at Dark Star Jubilee was just as beautiful as the last three. I couldn’t have picked a better way to spend my Memorial Day weekend.

Grateful Dead Double Jeopardy Questions + Answers

 

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Events

Stella

“Blue”

1960s Northern California

Ownership Rhyme Time

Grateful Dead Jeopardy | Questions + Answers

 

B & B

Rainbow Full of Sound

Flora

Fauna

Weather Report Suite

Before and After

2014 Dark Star Jubilee | Preview

The seasons have turned. The sun is warm the sky is blue, and even the grass is getting green. This can only mean one thing. It's almost summer. What better way to get rid of that winter blues then to bring in the summer with one of the best festivals of the the season? In just over a week, for Memorial day weekend, Dark Star Orchestra gathers the best of the Midwest for a Jubilee.