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Grateful Dead’s Fifth Annual Movie Meet-Up to Screen Unseen 1989 Show

The Dead’s East Troy, Wisconsin show from July 1989 will hit the silver screen for one night only this May

For the fifth straight year, Deadheads will flock to their local cinemas for Fathom Events’ Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2015, the annual one-night-only event where a classic show from the legendary jam band is projected on the silver screen. On May 4th, Fathom will screen a previously unreleased Grateful Dead concert from their July 19th, 1989 show at the famed Alpine Valley venue in East Troy, Wisconsin. A trailer for the show is available above.

This late Eighties incarnation of the Dead featured Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland and Bob Weir, while the setlist boasts favorites like “Sugaree,” “Morning Dew,” “West L.A. Fadeaway,” “Box Of Rain” and “Terrapin Station,” plus a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Desolation Row.”

The Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies is just the latest event to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary. Producer Martin Scorsese and director Amir Bar-Lev will collaborate on the first authorized documentary about the band, featuring never-before-seen footage, interviews and live performances out of the Dead’s vaults.

“From The Last Waltz to George Harrison: Living In The Material World, from Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones, [Scorsese] has made some of the greatest music documentaries ever with some of our favorite artists and we are honored to have him involved,” the Grateful Dead said in a statement announcing the film. “The 50th will be another monumental milestone to celebrate with our fans and we cannot wait to share this film with them.”

On May 14th, Hart, Kreutzmann, Weir and Lesh will join special guests in a tribute to Garcia at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. The surviving members of the Dead will also reunite one last time onstage alongside Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio and pianist Bruce Hornsby for three concerts at Chicago’s Soldier Field in July.

Check out Fathom Events for the Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies’ list of select theatres and ticket information.

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