Grateful Web is throwing a party at The Lounge at The Boulder Theater! Join us every Tuesday leading up to Dead & Company at Folsom Field in Boulder, CO to enjoy specially curated shows in their entirety. In celebration of the Dead & Company shows, The Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater are hosting events from June 7th through June 11th – click here for more details!
The Grateful Dead played more than 2,000 concerts, but maybe none continues to spark interest and provoke discussion quite like the band's performance at Cornell University's Barton Hall on May 8, 1977. It is one of the most collected, traded, and debated concerts by any band ever, has topped numerous fan polls through the years, and was a favorite of the group's longtime archivist Dick Latvala, who stated: Enough can't be said about this superb show.
The most celebrated Grateful Dead show in history is finally getting its official release! The forces aligned for the Dead on May 8, 1977, at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; for what many hail the pinnacle performance of their 30-year career. So revered is the performance, that an audience recording of this show joined Prince’s Purple Rain and Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors as 2012’s inductees into the National Recording Registry of the U.S.
Head on out to your local record store this weekend to hear every note from CORNELL 5/8/77. There will also be grateful giveaways including Cornell prints, composition notebooks, tape-reel patches, and double-headed stealie stickers, while supplies last. Check with your retailer for full details including exact dates and times.
In the cozy confines of the Crazy Horse Saloon in Nevada City, CA, on April 29, Shakey Zimmerman turned lots of heads with their powerful, compelling takes on venerable Bob Dylan and Neil Young material. Opening the show was the acoustic duo of Shakey’s Pat Nevins along with music newcomer Jennifer Mydland, daughter of Brent Mydland, The Grateful Dead’s longest-tenured keyboardist – and vocalist.
I was at this show, and it still remains the favorite of the 70 shows I saw between 1973 -1995. Was only the second night of the tour, general admission, on a rainy cool day. Civic Center was way smaller than most of the other Northeastern 'hockey rink' venues, so it always felt more intimate and with better sound. I attended the show with at least 10 of my friends, we grabbed a bunch of seats just off the floor, not too far back on the side.