Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world to present “Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies 2023” showing June 22 and 24 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
The Grateful Dead return to cinemas worldwide for the 2023 Meet-Up At The Movies.
This year’s event is the Dead’s first ever concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field on June 22, 1991. Featuring the Dead’s Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, and with Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick on keys, this year’s event will also feature bonus content including the Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast Presents: Here Comes Sunshine 1973 and an introduction from Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux.
A year after Brent Mydland’s passing, the Grateful Dead returned to the summer stadium circuit, playing Chicago’s Soldier Field for the first time, with two keyboard players filling the seat Brent left vacant.
Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick’s presence and musical contributions reinvigorated and revitalized the Grateful Dead, and the inspiration of the Dead’s playing was palpable. On a Saturday night in front of 60,000 fans, the Dead played what is often considered one of the greatest shows of the Bruce-Vince era, up there with the second Giants Stadium show from a few days earlier.
The Soldier field show was filled with favorites, including “Shakedown Street”, “Brown-Eyed Women”, “Playing In The Band”, “Terrapin Station” and “Dark Star”. From the original six-camera video feed that appeared on the stadium’s big screens and the pristine soundboard audio, Chicago 6/22/91 is an incredible performance start-to-finish.
“Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, June 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission, or $13 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.