One Last Concert

Downtown Denver Station Retail Associate Jason Meding holds some of the more colorful pieces of mail that were mailed from Grateful Dead fans looking to score tickets.

Downtown Denver Station Retail Associate Jason Meding holds some of the more colorful pieces of mail that were mailed from Grateful Dead fans looking to score tickets.

Twenty years ago, the Grateful Dead performed their last concert at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. The lead guitarist, Jerry Garcia, passed away one month later, and the remaining band members went their separate ways.

Founded in 1965, four of the original band members have teamed up to perform one last concert in the year of their 50th anniversary. Joining Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Phil Lesh for their final concert is Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby and Jeff Chiment.

Following tradition, the band is making tickets available exclusively by money order sent through the mail before opening sales to other means on Feb. 12.

In addition to sending a money order for the cost of tickets, individuals must include a 3×5 index card containing their names and contact information as well as type and number of tickets desired. Inclusion of a self-addressed, stamped envelope is also required for mailing tickets to the purchaser.

Decorated envelopes are encouraged. Individuals who submit them will be entered in a Fabulous Envelope contest. The top three designs will be featured as the commemorative ticket artwork for the show. Winning artists will also receive two tickets each to the show of their choice.

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