Grateful Dead

With a love for the Grateful Dead and impressive body of photography work that has continued for almost 50 years, Bob Minkin’s new coffee-table book, “Just Bobby,” is a definitive comprehensive compendium of Bob Weir imagery.

World-renowned Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is gearing up for the Dead & Company summer tour which kicks off June 11 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. One of the busiest musicians alive, Hart is also currently preparing for the release of In The Groove, the first album from trailblazing world music supergroup Planet Drum in 15 years.

We've been away far too long, but Grateful Dead Night returns to Wrigley Field on June 15 and we hope you'll be joining us. The Chicago Cubs host the San Diego Padres at the legendary ball park, and a portion of each ticket's price benefits Rex. Your ticket also includes this excellent Cubs Stealie commemorative cap. See you there!  Get your tickets here.

Chicago’s new multi-genre festival SACRED ROSE, debuting at SeatGeek Stadium on August 26 - 28, 2022, has announced details of its Friday, August 26 headliner Phil Lesh & Friends.

Join us for Jerry Garcia’s 80th birthday celebration! With A Very Jerry Band featuring members of Dead Phish Orchestra and Steely Dead. A Very Jerry band is a tribute to the music and the vibe of all things Jerry. Fronted by Dave Abear, after his tenure with Melvin Seals & JGB Dave, assembled a harmony vocal heavy JGB tribute with Bill Mckay on organ, Chris Sheldon on drums and Matt Abear on bass. For the Grateful Dead song we have special guest Evan Jones of Xtra Ticket sporting the Bobby Weir parts.

When it comes to the Grateful Dead family, the old saying, “The  whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” is epitomized by Deadheads the world over. Yet we would be remiss if we didn’t understand that this is due to the quality of the parts, and their relationship with one another. The whole cannot be greater than its parts if the parts do not serve the whole. And in the end, this is why the Grateful Dead survives. We come for the music, and stay for the family. And what a family we have become.

The tri-state area’s premier Grateful Dead influenced jam band, This Old Engine delivered a two-set closing performance for the Watkins Glen Revival 2022 concert held on May 21 on the grounds of the Swim & Sport Club of Flanders, New Jersey. Presented by JamFam Productions, the daylong concert celebrated the historic Summer Jam at Watkins Glen concert that drew a record-breaking crowd in the summer of 1973.

Grab a cuppa, this Thursday, we're going deep into the Lyceum shows, longtime Dead Head faves, with 5/26 ranked as one of the all-time greats. The vibes were super-duper chill and our guests will be too, including - for those who are listening out for the Queen's English - natives Alex Allan, Andy Childs, and Kent Hunt.

In the meantime, you can catch up on all of Season Five including the recently release episode on Lille, Luxembourg, Munich.

In today’s times, with so much music out there, one can easily retreat into their known area, with their known bands, rather than take on the easily overwhelming journey of searching to find new music to their liking. Yet sometimes an album has the natural ability to float to the top of an ever-flooded market and shine forth.

This weekend is going to rock! Join us Friday night for the warm-up party at Toot’s in Crockett for Garrett Deloian, frontman of Jerry’s Middle Finger, backed by the unstoppable rhythm section of JGB and Steve Sofranko of the China Cats on keys, a very fun mash-up for a very special Grateful Friday.

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