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.

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, and an encore performance, of a UNCG Grateful Dead cover band, the Spartans Play Dead; a semester-long online course focused on the Grateful Dead Legacy; Images of the Grateful Dead and Deadheads, a photographic exhibition; and finally UNCG Dead Scholars Unite!, a day of scholarly presentations focused on the Grateful Dead and their fans.

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November 2018

Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead (parts I and II)

November 16, 2018 @ 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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Auditions for UNCG Grateful Dead Cover Band

November 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Greensboro Project Space, 219 W Lewis St
Greensboro, NC 27406 United States

Members of the UNCG community are invited to audition for a role and perform with a UNCG Grateful Dead Cover Band. If you’re interested in performing with an all-star band of professional musicians and alum, submit a recording of yourself (preferably video) playing Grateful Dead music to the GPS portal and save the dates November 17, 2018 (5-8pm) for a live audition and February 9, 2019 to perform music that embodies the spirt of the San Francisco Bay Area’s vibrant 1960s…

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February 2019

Psychedelic Counter-Culture Art Exhibit

February 4
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 9, 2019

New Revolution Art Revelation February 4-9, 2019 Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 11am - 4pm Opening and Comments from curators Emily Edwards and Lisa Goble: Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 6pm - 8pm at UNCG's Greensboro Project Space 219 W. Lewis St. Greensboro, NC 27406 http://www.greensboroprojectspace.com/projects/new-revolution-art-revelation “Revolution is an art, and like all arts, it has its laws.” Leon Trotsky Or maybe art should have no laws. The 1960s youth art was a celebration of human rights, a sustainable environment,…

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Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead (parts III and IV)

February 8 @ 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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Spartans Play Dead: UNCG’s Grateful Dead Cover Band

February 15 @ 9:00 pm

The counter culture music scene was one of the most influential elements of the 1960s, and the Grateful Dead embody the spirt of the San Francisco Bay Area’s vibrant 1960’ counterculture. Their unique sound sprang from an eclectic blend of influences: bluegrass, folk ballads, R & B, free-form jazz, classical, and jug band. Members of the UNCG community, who auditioned for a role in the Grateful Dead Cover Band, will perform at the Crown, located upstairs in the Carolina Theatre…

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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 7:00 am, repeating until April 30, 2019

Photo credit: © Lloyd Wolf / www.lloydwolf.com During the months of March and April, 2019, UNCG will host a photographic exhibition, 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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Closing Reception for “Images of the Grateful Dead and Deadheads” Exhibition

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
man holding hands up toward the sky at Grateful Dead Concert

Photo credit: © Lloyd Wolf / www.lloydwolf.com During March and April many have visited Tate Street Coffee House to view photographs by Lloyd Wolf, Robbi Cohn, John Rottet, and Chris W. Nelson. Plan to visit one more time for the closing reception with music by Jon Walters and David Gans. Exhibition labels include artist emails for ordering fine art prints Co-Curators Rebecca Adams (UNCG Professor and Undergraduate Gerontology Coordinator) Lena Dominique Rodriguez-Gillett (UNCG Visual and Performing Arts Alumna). Other Contributors:…

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Spartans Play Dead: The Encore

April 27 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$6

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 www.thevandyke.org.

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