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Grateful Dead play its final shows at Soldier Field

Find aftershows, screenings and things to do in the South Loop during the final Grateful Dead shows at Soldier Field

Photograph: Chris Stone
Grateful Dead at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, October 9, 1980.

The Fourth of July isn't the only major event happening over Independence Day weekend in Chicago this year. On July 3–5, the remaining members of the Grateful Dead are reuniting for three final 'Fare Thee Well' shows at Soldier Field, the site of the band's final performances with Jerry Garcia in 1995. With thousands of people coming to town to witness these concerts, the atmosphere (and abundance of pot smoke) should match that of a summer music festival. Make the most of the weekend with our Deadhead-friendly guide to aftershows, live screenings, stoner delicacies and more.

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