Grateful Dead Meet-Up at The Movies On Sale Now: Watch a Clip From First Soldier Field Show

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Thursday, May 11, 2023

Tickets are on sale now for the highly anticipated annual Grateful Dead event, "Meet-Up At The Movies," at

This year's event is the Dead's first ever concert at Chicago's Soldier Field on June 22, 1991, from the original six-camera stadium video feed with pristine soundboard audio. The Soldier Field show was filled with fan favorites, including "Shakedown Street," "Brown-Eyed Women," "Playing In The Band," "Terrapin Station," "Dark Star," and more.

The cinema event will also feature bonus content including the Good Ol' Grateful Deadcast Presents: Here Comes Sunshine and an introduction from Grateful Dead legacy manager and archivist David Lemieux.

Lemieux said, "By the Summer of 1991, the new iteration of the Grateful Dead featuring Vince Welnick on keyboards and vocals, along with Bruce Hornsby at most shows, had been on the road and gelling since September 1990, after Brent Mydland's untimely passing after the Summer Tour of 1990. After a magnificent Spring Tour of 1991, followed by West Coast shows later in the Spring, the Dead hit the road for a June tour mixed between amphitheaters, arenas, and stadiums. Like some of the Dead's best tours such as Europe '72, Spring 1977, Spring 1990, the Summer Tour of 1991 featured a consistency of excellence that puts it up there with these great tours from the past. And amongst this terrific tour's nightly perfection and inventive, inspired, and reinvigorated playing, Soldier Field on June 22, 1991, is widely considered one of the greatest nights on this tour, and of the entire 1990s. Originally slated for the Grateful Dead's 2020 Meet-Up At The Movies, we're thrilled to be bringing this to you in all its sonic and visual glory for two fun nights in theatres."

View the event trailer HERE and a clip of "Hell In A Bucket" HERE.


"Meet-Up At The Movies" hits big screens in select territories worldwide on June 22 and 24.


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A year after Brent Mydland's passing, the Grateful Dead returned to the summer stadium circuit, with two keyboard players filling the seat Brent left vacant. Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick's presence and musical contributions reinvigorated and revitalized the Grateful Dead, and the inspiration of the Dead's playing was palpable. On a Saturday night in front of 60,000 fans, the Dead played what is often considered one of the greatest shows of the Bruce-Vince era, up there with the second Giants Stadium show from a few days earlier.