The Grateful Dead’s classic but previously unreleased 1972 performance at Veneta, OR’s Oregon Country Fair is coming to theaters. As part of Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies 2013, the concert film Sunshine Daydream will be screened in theaters across the country on Thursday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Sunshine Daydream spotlights the band’s famed performance against a pastoral background in the Oregon countryside. Shot originally on 16mm film and painstakingly restored to HD resolution. The film has previously only been screened at a few film festivals and through bootleg recordings.
Tickets for “Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies 2013 ”are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in nearly 450 select movie theaters around the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Special features include never-before-seen footage of the concert day as well as recently recorded interviews with key participants such as Ken Babbs, Sam Cutler, Wavy Gravy and Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia. The film also features appearances by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters.
The playlist contains all new Stereo and 5.1 Audio mixes done by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael, Calif. and mastered by Grammy winning engineer David Glasser at Air Show Mastering in Boulder, Colo., and will include the tracks: “Bird Song,” “China Cat Sunflower,” “Dark Star,” “Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Jack Straw,” “Playing In The Band,” “Promised Land,” “El Paso,” “Sing Me Back Home” and “I Know You Rider.”