Another Year of the Dead

In the Summer of 1989, UNCG offered a set of two sociology classes, applied research and social theory, focused on the study of the Grateful Dead community. The instructor, a photographer, a film crew, two graduate assistants, and 21 students went on tour that summer and made history (see The Illustrated Trip by Blair Jackson, the Congressional Record, and numerous media outlets).

For UNCG it was the Year of the Dead.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, almost 30 years later, UNCG will host a series of events celebrating the legacy of the Grateful Dead. Hence for UNCG it will be Another Year of the Dead. The events include showing The Long Strange Trip, the Grateful Dead Documentary Series, with two of each of the six episodes shown on three occasions; a curated Psychedelic Counter-Culture Art Exhibition; a performance of a UNCG Grateful Dead cover band; Images of the Grateful Dead and Deadheads, a photographic exhibit; UNCG Dead Scholars Unite!, a day of scholarly presentations focused on the Grateful Dead and their fans; and a semester-length online course focused on the Grateful Dead Legacy.

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March 2019

Images of the Grateful Dead and Deadheads

March 4 @ 7:00 am - April 27 @ 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00am, repeating until April 30, 2019

Tate Street Coffee House, 334 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27403, USA, 101 Tate St
Greensboro, NC United States

Photo credit: © Lloyd Wolf / During the months of March and April, 2019, UNCG will host a photographic exhibit, Images of the Grateful Dead and Deadheads at Tate Street Coffee House. A closing reception with music by Jon Walters and David Gans,  will be held on April 27, 2019, 6pm-8pm.  The closing reception is open to the public. Rebecca Adams, the UNCG professor who took a class on tour with the Grateful Dead in the Summer of 1989, and…

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April 2019

Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead (parts V and VI)

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Screening and discussions of the Grateful Dead documentary. November 16, 6:30 PM Parts I and II with discussion led by Dr. Richard Barton, Department of History February 8, 6:30 PM Parts III and IV, discussion let by Dr. Rebecca Adams, Gerentology/Social Work April 26, 6:30 PM Parts V and VI of the Grateful Dead documentary, discussion led by director Amir Bar-Lev

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UNCG Dead Scholars Unite! A Day of Scholarly Presentations on the Grateful Dead and Deadheads

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Elliott University Center, 507 Stirling St, Greensboro, NC 27412, USA, 501 Stirling St
Greensboro, NC United States

Since the Summer of 1989 when a class of UNCG students went on tour with the Grateful Dead, UNCG professors, alumni, students, and staff have continued to have a scholarly interest in the Grateful Dead and their fans. Presenters will include members of the class that went on tour with Professor Rebecca Adams in the Summer of 1989, her Grateful Dead Legacy students from the Spring of 1989, other UNCG faculty, students, staff, and alumni with scholarly interests in the…

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Spartans Play Dead: The Encore


After a successful debut in February at The Crown at the Carolina Theatre, UNCG's Grateful Dead cover band are back for an encore performance with special guests David Bryan and David Gans! All are invited to a performance of both an acoustic and an electric set of some of the most beloved songs of the Grateful Dead by a collection of UNCG faculty, students, alumni, and staff. Admission is $6 and tickets can be purchased online at

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