Watch the Grateful Dead Take ‘Tennessee Jed’ Back to Massachusetts

Watch the Grateful Dead Take ‘Tennessee Jed’ Back to Massachusetts


Watch the Grateful Dead Take Tennessee Jed Back to Massachusetts news

“Tennessee Jed” Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA 7/2/89

The Grateful Dead carry a Massachusetts crowd of over 60,000 through a rousing rendition of “Tennessee Jed” in a special clip from a previously unreleased concert set to screen during the band’s sixth annual Meet-Up at the Movies event.

This year’s offering features the Dead’s July 2nd, 1989 concert at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Along with their delightful, harmony-laden performance of perennial sing-along “Tennessee Jed,” the Foxboro show also boasted a rare opening rendition of “Playing in the Band” and the only time the group started a second set with “Friend of the Devil.”

Other highlights from the show include two Bob Dylan covers (“Queen Jane Approximately” and “Quinn the Eskimo”) and a medley featuring Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy” segueing into the Beatles’ “Hey Jude.” The Dead also closed with a classic run of songs: “Truckin'” to “He’s Gone” to “Eyes of the World.”

The screening will also include a special interview with Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux about the upcoming 12-disc July 1978: The Complete Recordings box set, and previously unreleased footage from recent Dead and Company shows.

The sixth Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies will take place May 11th at 7 p.m. local time and is presented by Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment. Tickets, as well as a list of participating movie theaters, are available on the event’s website.