30 Days of Dead


It's that magical time of year again where we make miracles every day. Yessiree, 30 Days Of Dead is back!

As a token of our appreciation for making 2018 an epic year, we're giving away a high-quality 320Kbps MP3 download every day this month. That's 30 days of unreleased Grateful Dead tracks from the vault, selected by Dead archivist David Lemieux! Intrigued? We're also going to put your knowledge to the test and give you a chance to win prizes, not to mention bragging rights.

Here's the drill:

You know your Ables from your Bakers from your C's, but can your finely tuned ears differentiate the cosmic "comeback" tour from a spacey 70's show? Each day we'll post a free download from one of the Dead's coveted shows. Will it be from that magical night at Madison Square Garden in '93 or from way back when they were just starting to warm it up at Winterland? Is that Pigpen's harmonica we hear? Brent on keys? Step right up and try your hand all November long.

Guess the venue and date correctly and you'll be automatically entered to win the prize of the day - a 2019 Grateful Dead Wall Calendar. Each day a winner will be selected at random, so take your time and make your best guess! Answer correctly, and you will also be automatically entered for our PACIFIC NORTHWEST '73-'74 THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS boxed set.

Get started here.

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  • opeelipsky
    37 minutes 46 seconds ago
    30 Days - Call it Home for You & Me

    Full of Hope Full of Grace are my guesses on these 30 Days. If a man among you got no sin upon his hand, let him cast a stone at me for Playing 30 Days of Dead!! This certainly helps get through November in Cheeseland. Go Pack!!

  • Default Avatar
    1 hour ago

    Geez, Bobby's guitar is really out of tune near the 6 minute mark.

  • Charbroiled
    2 hours 7 minutes ago
    A Jerry's Voice Was Toast Show I am Sure

    Only attended the first night of this run.

  • Default Avatar
    2 hours 53 minutes ago

    "Ashes, ashes all fall down". As we suffer through yet another day of ash and smoke in California, we grieve for those who have lost everything. So, thankfully, we can still rejoice in the music.
    Nice, unexpected combo; after a slightly jagged segue, just gotta love that subdued, beautiful interlude heading into PITB. Thanks Dave, we needed this!

  • GratefulFed1970
    2 hours 58 minutes ago
    Rarities galore

    Some real gems this year. Pleasantly jarring going from 'Stones to PITB, my memory keeps wanting to carry me into Not Fade Away but the music says, hey, psst, over here man.

Yesterday's answer...
Landover, MD, Capital Centre
This Jerry Garcia Band mainstay from 1978 was busted out by the Dead at this show at the Cap Center, and was played four times in total before being retired by the Dead
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