This Friday (April 24th) the latest installment of the Grateful Dead‘s newly-launched Shakedown Stream video series will invite Deadheads to take a trip back to the band’s June 11th, 1993 performance at Buckeye Lake Music Center in Hebron, OH.
While each of the archive concert streams offers music fans the unique experience of traveling back to a pre-coronavirus world when the Dead was one of the biggest touring acts in commercial music, this week’s webcast also acts as a rarity in the jam community, as it will mark the first time the band’s 1993 Buckeye Lake show will be broadcasted in near-entirety. The band has already begun to roll out footage from the 6/11/93 performance as part of their “All The Years Live” YouTube series with the recently-shared video for “Foolish Heart”.
Grateful Dead – Buckeye Lake – 6/11/93 – Live Broadcast
Shakedown Stream Live Pre-Show
As customary for the new Shakedown Stream webcasts, the show will begin with a Q&A session with the band’s archivist David Lemieux and historian Gary Lambert, who will discuss the 1993 concert alongside special guest in music journalist Jesse Jarnow.
Lemieux mentioned in a statement about the show ahead of Friday’s webcast,
When the Grateful Dead took an extended break in the Fall of 1992, their return in December was triumphant. There was a renewed energy, inspiration, and enthusiasm that had been lacking from some of the shows in the first half of 1992. These December shows rolled into a wonderful spring tour of 1993, and into the summer, with several top-notch shows in the month of June … The setlist was filled with excellent renditions of older, classic Dead songs like ‘Jack Straw,’ ‘Eyes of the World,’ ‘Uncle John’s Band,’ and ‘Playing in the Band,’ along with three of the newer songs: ‘Lazy River Road,’ ‘So Many Roads,’ and ‘Corrina.’ Add to all of that a rare early first set ‘Foolish Heart,’ and the only-time-played double dose Bob Dylan combination of ‘Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues>When I Paint My Masterpiece,’ and you have one of the best shows of a great year.
The webcasts are free, but the band does encourage fans to donate what money they can to help folks within the music community currently out of work for the foreseeable future with the global halt on touring and music events. As Rolling Stone reports, the first two Shakedown Stream broadcasts have raised over $35,000. Proceeds donated during this week’s broadcast will go to benefit the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
Turn on and tune in beginning Friday at 8 p.m. EST to watch the pre-show followed by the full concert performance.
Who’s ready for an all out ’90s get down this week? Jesse Jarnow (@bourgwick) will be hangin’ with hosts @lemieuxdavid and @legslambert for the live pre-show at 5pm PT before the debut of the prev. unreleased “Live At Buckeye Lake” 6/11/93. Submit a Q: https://t.co/qTrBvRfOKz pic.twitter.com/un6wTpUDOP
— Grateful Dead (@GratefulDead) April 22, 2020