Dead & Company Cornell ’23 to Benefit MusiCares and Cornell 2030 Project


Dead & Company will continue the Grateful Dead’s storied legacy at Cornell University and its famed Barton Hall when the band performs an intimate concert on May 8, 2023, the same date and venue as the Grateful Dead’s highly acclaimed performance at Cornell in 1977. Proceeds from the concert, a charitable event hosted on the Cornell University campus, will benefit the Recording Academy’s MusiCares organization, which provides a safety net of critical health and welfare services to the music industry, and Cornell University’s 2030 Project, in which researchers combine science, scholarship, and innovation to develop climate-change solutions. See below for more information regarding these beneficiaries and their missions.

The Spring Tour of 1977 is often considered one of the best in the Grateful Dead’s entire 30-year performing career. Barton Hall at Cornell University on May 8, 1977, is considered by many fans to be not only the best show of this magnificent tour but quite possibly the best show the Grateful Dead ever played. The original concert was later released as a three-disc CD box set and five-disc LP in May 2017.

A variety of Dead & Company Cornell ’23 ticket offerings, including multiple levels of VIP and General Admission tickets, are available via Ticketstoday’s lottery system. Those interested in attending this special event may register before 11:59 p.m. ET on March 10 via this link. An extremely limited amount of Travel Packages will go on sale at 1 p.m. ET on March 10 at Travel Packages include lodging at local hotels, transportation to the event (select hotels only), and a pair of VIP or GA tickets.

The event will be available for a live Pay-per-view video, a live free audio stream, and a SiriusXM broadcast via the Grateful Dead Channel. Additional details will be confirmed closer to the event.

Cornell University students will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for $77 via a separate lottery.

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Established in 1989 by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, MusiCares is a non-profit organization that acts as a safety net for the music community, supporting the health and welfare of industry professionals via preventative, emergency, and recovery programs.

The 2030 Project
Cornell University’s 2030 Project is a campus-wide initiative that is developing technological solutions and advancing policies that encourage businesses and individuals to mitigate the impacts of climate change in the real world. More information at

About Cornell University
Cornell University is a world-class research institution known for the breadth and rigor of its curricula, and an academic culture dedicated to preparing students to be well-educated and well-rounded citizens of the world. Its faculty, staff and students believe in the critical importance of knowledge—both theoretical and applied—as a means of improving the human condition and solving the world’s problems. With campuses in Ithaca, New York and New York City, and a location in Doha, Qatar, Cornell is a private, Ivy League research university and the land-grant institution of New York State.