As the start of the 2023–2024 NBA season approaches, the reigning league champions, the Denver Nuggets, have announced a special Grateful Dead night set to take place on October 30th, when the Nuggets are scheduled take on the Utah Jazz. Tickets for the super-heady game come with a limited edition Grateful Dead-themed jersey (modeled by Nuggets head coach Michael Malone in the photo below) and grant attendees to a pre-game concert by Dead tribute act Shakedown Street.

The Nuggets have hosted Grateful Dead-themed nights in the past, and pro sports franchises tapping into GD culture is nothing new, but this year’s promo is sure to connect with fans in Denver, a town known for loving tasty jams and heady threads just as much as it loves (various kinds of) Nuggets. The free merch is pretty sweet, even by typical Shakedown standards: The black-and-white tie-dye jersey features a mix of Nuggets and Dead iconography, from the Denver squad’s rainbow colors and pick axe insignia to the Dead’s roses, steal-your-face skull, and trademark typeface.

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Limited tickets for the Denver Nuggets Grateful Dead night at Ball Arena on Monday, October 30th are now on sale here. For further questions about the promotion or to purchase 10+ tickets, please reach out to Aaron Maldonado at 303.405.1334 or

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