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Deadheads Raise $2.5 Million At Cornell Concert


The May 8th Dead & Company benefit concert at Cornell University’s Barton Hall will likely result in one of the largest donations ever made to the Recording Academy’s MusiCares charity.

Pollstar.com reports over $2 million was raised at the intimate venue, which 46 years earlier had hosted the Grateful Dead’s widely celebrated May 8, 1977, concert. The recording of the ’77 concert was inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2012.

The concert this month also benefited the Cornell 2030 project, a university-wide initiative to develop technological climate-change solutions and advance policies to encourage businesses and individuals to mitigate the impacts of global warming.

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