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Shakedown St. Runs Through Cornell Today


Roads will be closed today on the Cornell University campus, as thousands of people are expected to visit the campus for the Dead & Company concert which will celebrate to the day 46-years later, the famous Grateful Dead concert at Barton Hall on May 8th 1977.  That concert recording has been included in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

Barton Hall photos by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes Daily News.

Dead and Co. features Bob Weir and Mickey Hart from the Grateful Dead and guitarist John Mayer. The Grateful Dead had a long history of concerts in Upstate New York State including the 1969 Woodstock Festival, Watkins Glen in 1973, as well as shows in area colleges, the Carrier Dome, the Albany Kickerbocker Arena, the Utica Auditorium, and Rich Stadium.

Tonight’s concert is fundraiser, tickets were sold to winners of an online lottery.  Online resale tickets are selling from $900-to $9-thousand dollars each. Tickets for the 1977 concert were $6.50 for Cornell students and $7.50 for everyone else.

You can watch a live stream of the concert.  Some tickets remain for the show at the State Theater in Ithaca.

Florida Grateful Dead Fans take pictures inside Barton Hall Sunday. Photo by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes News Radio.


Watch the ‘Cornell ’77’ mini-documentary featuring fans’ stories of the most celebrated Grateful Dead show in history, Cornell ’77.

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