3/29/90: Grateful Dead, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.

A guest appearance by Branford Marsalis (his first, with more to follow) surprised and thrilled Long Island Deadheads.

3/31/91: Grateful Dead, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.

The evening demonstrated the verve and vitality that Bruce Hornsby contributed during his tenure. The “Samson” > “Eyes” made its way on Dick’s Picks Vol. 17, which presents another such night, 9/25/91 at Boston Garden.

5/8/92: Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, Calif.

The second of a five-show Warfield run showcased the marvelous interplay of Garcia and Grisman along with Joe Craven on violin and Jim Kerwin on upright bass.

9/22/93: Grateful Dead, Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

This show featured another special guest sax player in New York as David Murray appeared with the group (while James Cotton added harp to a couple songs).

9/24/94: Phil Lesh & Friends, Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, Calif.

Marking the first time Lesh used the Phil & Friends moniker, this benefit for the UCal Berkeley Music Program featured an acoustic set from Lesh, Garcia, Weir and Vince Welnick.

8/9/95: RatDog, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, N.H.

Weir decided to play on and ease some souls during the evening of Jerry’s death.

7/30/96: Mickey Hart’s Mystery Box, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, Calif.

A blend of Planet Drum with a cappella vocalists, Mystery Box was an intriguing project, and Lesh, Weir and Sammy Hagar joined them on the inaugural night of their Furthur tour.

5/28/97: RatDog, The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, Calif.

This ForEverGreen Environmental Benefit marked the transition from Johnnie Johnson to Jeff Chimenti, with both keyboard players on hand. Guests included Bonnie Raitt, Stan Franks, Charlie Musselwhite and John Popper

7/24/98: The Other Ones, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif.

The first post-Grateful Dead collaboration of Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart hit its stride along with Bruce Hornsby, Dave Ellis, Steve Kimock, Mark Karan and John Molo.

4/15/99: Phil Lesh & Friends, The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, Calif.

A 34-minute version of “Viola Lee Blues” set the tone at the opening of a three-show run with Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell, Kimock and Molo.

9/20/00: The Other Ones, Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Va.

Bill Kreutzmann returned while Alphonso Johnson appeared on bass in this version of The Other Ones. The Hampton show opened with an extended six-song, segued sequence that included “St. Stephen,” “Rainbow’s Cadillac” and “Sugaree.”

4/20/01: Phil Lesh & Friends, Independence Hall–Cricket Arena, Charlotte, N.C.

All 4/20 jokes aside (although a “Rainy Day Women” jam opened the second set), this evening offered plenty of gripping improv from the lineup typically referred as the Phil Lesh Quintet (or The Q). Lesh, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring, Rob Barraco and Molo delivered a particularly riveting 45-minute stretch from “Dark Star” into “Blues for Allah” and back into “Dark Star.”

8/3/02: The Other Ones, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisc.

Weir, Lesh, Hart and Kreutzmann banded together for the first time since 1995 for the Terrapin Station Family Reunion, with Herring, Chimenti and Barraco completing the lineup.

7/10/03: The Dead, Red Rocks Ampitheatre Morrison, Colo.

Now known as The Dead, with Joan Osborne added on vocals, the summer tour saw the group welcoming openers Bob Dylan and Steve Winwood to the stage; but it’s this night at Red Rocks sans guests that’s the keeper.

6/12/04: The Dead, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, Tenn.

Osborne had departed but Haynes stepped in to lend a third guitar and voice. This Bonnaroo performance, delayed by rain, features a fully-segued second set that includes “St. Stephen,” “Dark Star,” “Morning Dew,” “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Help” > “Slip” > “Franklin’s” and “Lovelight.”

4/13/05: RatDog, F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, Penn.

The band wore black armbands in memory of Johnnie Johnson who passed away earlier in the day. Before an emotional “Brokedown Palace,” Weir intoned, “There’s the door, Johnnie. Follow the light.” 6/30/06: Phil Lesh & Friends, Tweeter Waterfront, Camden, N.J. Phil’s Friends were Larry Campbell, Greg Osby, Osborne, Barry Sless, Barraco and Molo, with Anastasio joining for a stellar second set.

10/17/07: Global Drum Project, Highline Ballroom, N.Y.

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Planet Drum album, Hart drew together Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju and Giovanni Hidalgo for a new recording and then took to the road, with this CMJ Music Marathon performance winning new ears. 

2/4/08: Deadheads For Obama, The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, Calif.

On the eve of the Super Tuesday primaries, Lesh, Weir and Hart performed together for the first time in nearly four years in support of candidate Barack Obama (who welcomed everyone via a videotaped message). Two electric sets and an acoustic set also featured Jackie Greene, Steve Molitz, Mark Karan, Molo and Sless.

12/11/09: Furthur, Chevrolet Theater, Wallingford, Conn.

A few nights into the group’s first tour, the latest project from Weir and Lesh hit some early highs, particularly during an improv-heavy second set.

7/25/10: The Rhythm Devils, Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, Utah

Hart and Kreutzmann joined forces once again, enlisting Keller Williams, Davy Knowles, Adepoju and Andy Hess for this extended Utah performance.

12/31/11: Furthur, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, Calif.

A “Terrapin” encore put an exclamation point on this three-set affair in the venue named for the promoter so entwined with the Grateful Dead’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

8/3/12: Move Me Brightly, TRI Studios, San Rafael, Calif.

A fitting tribute to Garcia, shortly after the 70th anniversary of his birth, Weir orchestrated an evening of Garcia music performed by himself, Lesh, Mike Gordon, Neal Casal, Jonathan Wilson, Donna Jean Godchaux, Joe Russo, Craig Finn, Jim Lauderdale, Cass McCombs, Harper Simon, Chimenti, and many others.

9/7/13 Furthur, Lockn’, Arrington, Va.

In something of a precursor to Fare Thee Well, Trey Anastasio joined Furthur for half of their set including “Bertha,” “Viola Lee Blues” and “Scarlet”> “Fire.”

9/5/14 Bill Kreutzmann’s Locknstep Allstars, LOCKN’, Arrington, Va.

Bill Kreutzmann appeared with a quintet that would evolve into his Billy & the Kids project. The LOCKN’ lineup featured Oteil Burbridge, Steve Kimock, Tom Hamilton and Aron Magner with special guests Taj Mahal, Keller Williams, Papa Mali and EOTO.

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