Several breaking news items came out today. First is The Grateful Dead Movie is going back into the theaters for one night only. The movie that premier 35 years ago at the Ziegfeld in Manhattan, will be in theaters August 1 at 7 PM local time. Ironically it will not be broadcasted at the Ziegfeld. It will be in 46 of the 50 states, you will not find it in North Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, or Hawaii. I will be in attendance at New Roc for the movie. More info at www.fathomevents.com
Second announcement comes from Bobby Weir, who will be putting on a tribute concert in honor of Jerry Garcia 70th birthday at his TRI Studio. The concert will be held on Friday 8/3 and is being called "Move Me Brightly." The guest list includes Mike Gordon, Joe Russo, Neal Casal, Jeff Chimenti, and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Actor Luke Wilson will MC the event, which will also feature interviews of Carlos Santana and David Crosby. You can view the concert at http://www.tristudios.com
Finally, Phil Lesh will play a Ramble with the the Dirt Farmer Band on July 21 at the Levon Helm Studio in Woodstock. This a one night only gig and tickets go on sale July 11 at 8PM, via the Levon Helm website.
I will be publishing some Grateful Dead writtings I've done for Jerry Week, so stay tune. I can be followed on twitter @potvinrocks