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.
In celebration of the Dead & Company shows at Folsom Field on Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th, we are thrilled to announce the inaugural Shakedown Street on the Hill! This FREE outdoor street fair will be held on Saturday, June 10th on University Hill along 13th Street and College Avenue! This Pre-Dead & Company street festival features live music, vendors plus a craft beer and spirits garden (21+). The event kicks off at 12pm and will last throughout the afternoon.
Come one, come all! We're celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Grateful Dead Movie this Thursday night. Round up your favorite Grateful guys and gals and mosey on over to your local theater at 7pm. We'll be kicking things off with an exclusive look at footage from the upcoming Grateful Dead documentary, Long Strange Trip, and rounding out the pre-show sneak peeks with a never-before-seen mini-documentary about the band's legendary May 8, 1977 show at Cornell University.
Won't you please come and join us?