Grateful Dead Reunion Shows Lure Edward Sharpe, Matisyahu, Dozens More to Play Chicago

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Bob Weir of Grateful Dead and Trey Anastasio of Phish perform at A Benefit for Headcount  at The Capitol Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Pt Chester, New York.

RIYL: Jams. Fare Thee Well should do very well for music venues in and around the Windy City.

Fare Thee Well should do very well for music venues in and around the city of Chicago.

The Grateful Dead's three-night stand featuring Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio brings with it a slew of ancillary shows from July 2 - 5 -- more than 50 so far, by our count -- including headlining gigs by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Matisyahu, Real Estate singer Alex Bleeker and Moe., New Riders of the Purple Sage and Rebirth Brass Band.

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Tribute bands devoted to all things Dead and Phish will also be out in force -- among them: Dark Star Orchestra, Terrapin Flyer, DeadPhish Orchestra and Runaway Gin -- along with members of the Dead's extended family, like David Grisman, longtime friend and collaborator of the late Jerry Garcia, who appears on July 5 at the Palmer House. In addition, expect Phish's three additional members (Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman and Page McConnell) to make their way to the Windy City, although that is as yet unconfirmed.

See a full list of Dead-related events, which we will update as Fare Thee Well approaches, below:

July 2, 2015

Thievery Corporation / Aragon Ballroom
The Music Never Stopped Series - High Steppin' Into Town / Chicago Theatre
The Music Never Stopped Series - Gene Ween & Mariachi el Bronx / Concord Music Hall
Jonathan Wilson and special guests / City Winery
Eric Lambert / Hilton Chicago
moe. / House of Blues
Leftover Salmon / Park West
Rob Wasserman / The Portage Theatre
Dark Star Orchestra / The Vic Theatre

July 3, 2015

The Music Never Stopped Series - Karl Denson's Tiny Universe / Concord Music Hall
The Music Never Stopped Series - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / Thalia Hall
New Riders of the Purple Sage / Bottom Lounge
Alex Bleeker & The Freaks / City Winery
Rebirth Brass Band / House of Blues
moe. / House of Blues
The Grass is Dead / Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Terrapin Flyer / Martyrs'
Stu Allen & Mars Hotel / Redmoon Theater
Old Shoe / The Congress Plaza Hotel
Dark Star Orchestra / The Vic Theatre
Jackie Greene / Space

July 4, 2015

The Music Never Stopped Series - Railroad Earth / Concord Music Hall
New Riders of the Purple Sage / Bottom Lounge
The Music Never Stopped Series - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / Thalia Hall
Steve Kimock / City Winery
Matisyahu & Friends / City Winery
Runaway Gin / Hard Rock Cafe Chicago
Rebirth Brass Band / House of Blues
moe. / House of Blues
The Grass is Dead / Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Terrapin Flyer / Martyrs'
Stu Allen & Mars Hotel / Redmoon Theater
Pink Talking Fish / Reggie's Rock Club
The Mantras / The Congress Plaza Hotel
Groovatron / Tonic Room
Jackie Greene / Space

July 5, 2015

The Music Never Stopped Series - Fiyawrapper all-star jam / Concord Music Hall
Railroad Earth / Concord Music Hall
New Riders of the Purple Sage / Bottom Lounge
Steve Kimock / House of Blues
DeadPhish Orchestra / House of Blues
The Grass is Dead / Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Terrapin Flyer / Martyrs'
Stu Allen & Mars Hotel / Redmoon Theater
Pink Talking Fish / Reggie's Rock Club
David Grisman / The Palmer House