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Latest Grateful Dead “Meet-Up at the Movies” Event Takes Place Tonight


Courtesy of Fathom EventsThe sixth annual edition of The Grateful Dead‘s one-night-only “Meet-Up at the Movies” screening event takes place at theaters across the U.S. tonight at 7 p.m. local time. This year’s event features a previously unreleased concert film showcasing a July 2, 1989, performance at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

The sold-out show, which was attended by more than 60,000 fans, kicked off with “Playing in the Band,” a rare concert opener for the band. The gig also marked the only time The Grateful Dead ever kicked off a second set with “Friend of the Devil.” Other interesting songs featured at the event were covers of Bob Dylan‘s “Queen Jane Approximately” and “Quinn the Eskimo,” and a medley that paired Traffic‘s “Dear Mr. Fantasy” with The Beatles‘ “Hey Jude.” The Dead’s lineup at the time of the show featured singer/guitarists Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, bassist Phil Lesh and keyboardist Brent Mydland.

This year’s “Meet-Up at the Movies” event also will feature an interview with Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux about the making of the 12-disc box set July 1978: The Complete Recordings, which will be released this Friday, May 13. In addition, fans will be treated to a screening of previously unseen live footage of the new Grateful Dead spinoff group Dead & Company.

The 2016 “Meet-Up at the Movies” screenings will be held at more than 400 U.S. theaters. Visit FathomEvents.com to purchase tickets and check out a list of the locations where this year’s event will take place.

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