This class will explore the musical and philosophical roots of the Grateful Dead, from bluegrass, folk and blues to the experiments of the San Francisco Tape Center and composers like Terry Riley and Steve Reich, to the poetry of Neal Cassady and the philosophy of Ken Kesey and Timothy Leary.
Rock and Roll Night School is a monthly series of educational, discussion-based evening classes offered free of charge. The award-winning education department leads the classes, which are geared towards adults interested in gaining more knowledge about rock and roll history. The program explores the history of rock and roll from its roots to its current incarnations. Special attention is given to the music’s impact on society, its reception by fans, and its most innovative practitioners. Each class includes a presentation, music and video clips, and group discussions.
This event is FREE and RSVPs are not required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This event will be streamed on rockhall.com.
In conjunction with its newest exhibit, Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip powered by McIntosh, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has announced a range of free public programs that explore the significance and legacy of the Grateful Dead, including interviews with Hall of Fame Inductees Donna Godchaux and Tom Constanten, films, and special lectures. The Grateful Dead were the most important band of the psychedelic era and among the most groundbreaking acts in rock and roll history. They broke all the rules while slowly and steadily building a career that carried them from the ballrooms of San Francisco in the Sixties to arenas and stadiums all over the country in the decades that followed. The Grateful Dead and their followers did much to keep the spirit of the Sixties alive in modern times.
All events listed below take place in the Museum's Foster Theater and are FREE with RSVP. Click the links below to learn more.
Summer Programs around the exhibit include:
Wednesday, August 15 at 7 p.m.:
Rock and Roll Night School: “The Road to the Dead: The Grateful Dead and their Musical Roots.”
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7 p.m.:
Hall of Fame Series Featuring Tom Constanten
Past programs this summer:
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 7 p.m.:
Film Screening: The Grateful Dead Movie (1977, 132 minutes)
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 7 p.m.:
Multimedia presentation by Paul Grushkin, author of Dead Letters, and Steven Marcus, longtime ticket manager for the Grateful Dead
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.:
Film Screening: The Closing of Winterland (2003, 190 minutes)
Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 2 p.m.:
Hall of Fame Series Featuring Donna Jean Godchaux