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Join us in the celebration of 50 years of the Grateful Dead’s musical legacy with our 50 Days of the Dead tribute.

Featuring a curated collection of fan favorites, including a few surprises.

“We’re like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice.” ~ Jerry Garcia

50 Days of the Grateful Dead: Shakedown Street

The New Haven Coliseum was closed in 2002 and demolished in 2007, but this legendary Grateful Dead performance from October 25, 1979 lives on.

50 Days of the Grateful Dead: West L.A. Fadeaway

West L.A. Fadeaway from the Grateful Dead's famed and energetic run at Alpine Valley in July 1989.

50 Days of the Grateful Dead: Ripple

1980 version of Ripple during a run at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

50 Days of the Grateful Dead: Not Fade Away

This oft-covered Buddy Holly classic from September 3, 1977 at Raceway Park in Englishtown N.J. find the Dead in blistering form.

50 Days of the Grateful Dead: Willie and the Hand Jive

Kick-off the weekend. The Grateful Dead boogie through the 1958 Johnny Otis classic April 4, 1987 at the Centrum in Worcester, Massachussetts.

50 Days of the Grateful Dead: Loser

1990 seems like yesterday, but far from it. Stellar version of Loser in Albany,NY.

50 Days of the Grateful Dead: Let It Grow

Thanks to Dave Eckel for submitting this 15 minute version of Let It Grow recorded April 15, 1978 at William and Mary College.

50 Days of the Grateful Dead: Jack Straw

A taper captured this solid winter 1979 East Coast performance of the Grateful Dead at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum. January 11, 1979.

50 Days of the Grateful Dead: Sugaree

We return to magical May of 1977 to find the band doing an extended feel-good jam of the Jerry Garcia/ Robert Hunter classic Sugaree

50 Days of the Grateful Dead: Looks Like Rain

Looks Like Rain and it's 1982 at the Frost Amphitheater in Palo Alto, CA.