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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 1, 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 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. local time. This special one-night cinema event features the Dead's previously unreleased July 12, 1989 concert from RFK Stadium.
Tickets for "Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2017" can be purchased online by visiting www.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). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
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."
"Earlier this spring, Dead Heads gathered in cinemas nationwide for 'The Grateful Dead
Movie 40th Anniversary,'" Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. "We're pleased to present them with another opportunity to 'Meet-Up' at the movie theater this year."
Hart, Kreutzmann, Weir's Dead & Company (also featuring John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti) is on tour now through July 1, 2017. For more information, visit www.DeadandCompany.com.