Grateful Dead

Celebrate Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, Support Rex in August

As we celebrate Jerry Garcia's 73rd birthday and mark the 20th anniversary of his passing this August, events from coast to coast offer a chance to honor his legacy, share good times with friends, and support Rex too!

Grateful Web Interview w/ Cameron Sears

Grateful Web recently had the pleasure of chatting with Cameron Sears, once tour manager who became the President/CEO of Grateful Dead Productions. He was recently appointed as the new executive director of the Rex Foundation. This pivotal charity rooted organization was formed in 1983 to foster the power of community, service, and the arts. The foundation was named after beloved roadie and Dead family member Rex Jackson who died in a tragic auto accident in 1976.

Rex Residency at the Venice Biennale

Every two years, the Venice Biennale brings together the world's most interesting artists, musicians, and performers for a unique, high-energy gathering. This October, Rex offers a chance to immerse yourself in the Art and Music Biennales, with concerts, in-house events, and plenty of opportunities to engage with the artists, your fellow travelers, and Venice. Among the resident artists are longtime Rex supporters Nicki Bluhm, Tim Bluhm, and John Kadlecik.

Beats Antique covers New Speedway

San Francisco's Beats Antique has released a cover of the Hunter/Garcia gem New Speedway Boogie. This version includes Clint Maedgen of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on vocals and sax.

GD 50 | Soldier Field | Review & Photos

It dawned on me half a year before I boarded a plane to Chicago for the final three Dead shows. The King Sooper’s (Western Union) teller laughed when I told him why I needed seven money orders to purchase, potentially, just three tickets. “So there are different price points for various seating levels.

Grateful Dead Break Soldier Field Ticket Sales Record Each Night

After 20 years since their last performance at Soldier Field, the Grateful Dead performed to record crowds each of their three nights. Last night's final show will live long in the memories of those that saw the show and in the history books of Soldier Field. Soldier Field's previous ticket sales record was set by U2 at the iconic stadium in 2009 during their 360 Tour. The Grateful Dead's first performance on July 3rd had 70,764 tickets purchased. Their second performance on the 4th of July had 70,844 and their last on July 5th had 71,000.

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Fare Thee Well Generates over $750,000 for Grateful Dead-Related Charities

A one-of-a-kind Fare Thee Well commemorative guitar was auctioned for $526,000 during intermission of the Grateful Dead's July 5th concert in Chicago, benefiting 17 charities tied to the band. The D'Angelico EX-DC guitar was played on stage by the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir on June 28th, and was signed by the four living original members of the group and the three guest performers.

It was purchased by Bill Rathburn of Dallas, TX.

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