Lakewood BlueClaws players at 2018’s Grateful Dead night, photo via the Lakewood BlueClaws


While winter can seem endless, baseball season is right around the corner, and the Lakewood BlueClaws are ready to let out their inner Deadheads.

The minor league baseball team – which calls New Jersey home, and is affiliated with the nearby Philadelphia Phillies – will host an official “Grateful Dead Night” on Saturday, June 22.

According to the Asbury Park Press, “The BlueClaws themselves will be getting in on the fun, wearing special Grateful Dead-themed jerseys for the night. The jerseys will be auctioned off during the game, with proceeds supporting BlueClaws Charities and community partners.”

Local Dead tribute act Splintered Sunlight will play a gig before the game, and a fireworks display will follow.

Coincidentally, Dead & Company are slated for a gig at Camden, NJ’s BB&T Pavilion on their summer tour, just two days before the BlueClaws Dead-inspired outing (June 20).

For tickets and more information on the BlueClaws Grateful Dead night click here.