For the seventh year in a row, beloved American rock group Grateful Dead returns to the big screen for its highly-anticipated annual event, “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2017.” The Meet Up features the Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland, and Bob Weir) in concert, performing to a sell-out crowd of 40,000-plus fans in Washington D.C. The one-night-only event is scheduled for August 1st, which would have been Garcia’s 75th birthday.
Presented by Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment, “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2017” will play in U.S. movie theaters on Tuesday, August 1st at 7 pm local time. This special one-night cinema event features the Dead’s previously unreleased July 12, 1989 concert from RFK Stadium.
“Earlier this spring, Dead Heads gathered in cinemas nationwide for ‘The Grateful Dead Movie 40th Anniversary,’” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey states. “We’re pleased to present them with another opportunity to ‘Meet-Up’ at the movie theater this year.”
Tickets for “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2017” can be purchased online by visiting FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 450 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN).
The Meet-Up provides an annual occasion for Dead Heads to reconnect with fellow fans, as well as a chance for new devotees to experience the excitement of what it would have been like to see one of the Dead’s legendary shows live. This year’s concert features a rare first set that contains at least one song sung by each of the four lead singers and a terrific show-opening rendition of the band’s biggest hit “Touch Of Grey.” The show’s second set begins with a very uncommon second-set opener, “Sugaree,” two songs with Bruce Hornsby sitting in (“Sugaree,” and “Man Smart [Woman Smarter]”), plus one of the only video recorded versions of “Black Muddy River.”
July 12, 1989 -RFK Stadium- Set List:
- Touch of Grey
- New Minglewood Blues
- Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
- Tom Thumb’s Blues
- Far From Me
- Friend of the Devil
- Promised Land
- Man Smart [Woman Smarter]
- Ship of Fools
- Estimated Prophet
- Eyes of the World
- I Need a Miracle
- Dear Mr. Fantasy
- Black Peter
- Turn on Your Love Light
- Black Muddy River
Hart, Kreutzmann, Weir’s Dead & Company (also featuring John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti) is on tour now through July 1, 2017.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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