Grateful Dead 1989 Concert Unearthed, Set for One-Night Theatrical Event

The never-before-seen footage from Alpine Valley Music Theatre, which clocks in at two-and-a-half hours, will be broadcast to 550 movie screens on April 19.

A two-and-a-half hour never-before-seen Grateful Dead show from 1989 will arrive at more than 550 theaters on April 19. Part of the second annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies, the concert dates back to July 18, 1989 and was recorded at Alpine Valley Music Theatre the night after the Dead’s legendary Downhill from Here performance in East Troy, Wisconsin.

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Featuring Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Brent Mydland, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, the set list included several fan favorites including “Jack Straw” and “Eyes of the World” as well as a rare split of “Sugar Magnolia,” “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” and “Hey Jude Medley.”

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Before the start of the concert, movie theater audiences will also be treated to a slideshow of rare photos of the band, along with a previously unreleased live track recorded in the spring of 1990.

Presented by NCM Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment, tickets for the event as well as a full list of participating theaters can be found at the Fathom website.

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