The Empire State Building to be Lit in Honor of the Grateful Dead
Update: The view from the Relix/jambands.com offices on the evening of October 19
New York’s iconic Empire State Building will be lit up with special tie-dye colors in honor of the Grateful Dead this evening. The tribute coincides with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s scheduled appearance this Wednesday at a fundraiser for the New York Historical Society’s upcoming Grateful Dead exhibit. As previously reported, The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New York Historical Society will open this spring, tracing the band’s career and achievements through a wealth of original artwork and documents. Materials in the exhibition will be drawn almost exclusively from the extraordinary holdings of the Grateful Dead Archive at the University of California Santa Cruz, established in 2008.
Bob Weir & RatDog will kick off a multi-night, multi-venue New York run this evening. Tonight’s show will take place a few blocks from the Empire State Building at the Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom.