Deadheads are slowly but surely taking over professional baseball, at least in midwest cities like St. Louis. The city’s professional baseball team, the Cardinals, are set to host their annual Grateful Dead Night on Friday, May 10th this year during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Similar to the organization’s Grateful Dead Nights of year’s past, the 2019 edition will feature live music, Dead-themed merch, and plenty of good vibes as fans will be surrounded by an abundance of tie-dye colors at the ballpark that evening. According to the team’s announcement, fans who purchase a Theme Ticket to the game at Busch Stadium that evening will receive a complimentary Grateful Dead lightweight hooded pullover featuring the Cardinals logo inside the band’s trademark Steal Your Face Skull. Fans will also be treated to a pregame concert by local Dead tribute band, Jake’s Leg, on the Altec Lansing Stage in the Stadium’s Budweiser Terrace. A portion of ticket proceeds from the May 10th game will go to benefit the Rex Foundation.
Deadheads and Cardinal’s fans can check out some of the musical moments from the team’s Dead Night in 2015 in the video below, with a performance of “Shakedown Street” and “U.S. Blues”.
Jake’s Leg – Grateful Dead Tribute Night – 9/2/2015
The Cardinals are just one of the many professional baseball organizations which have embraced the wild world of the Grateful Dead as a way to bring more non-traditional sports fans to their games each summer. The San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, and the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones are just a few of the teams who channel the Dead in hopes of creating a more immersive fan experience at their games. Don’t tell us these fans ain’t got no heart!
Click here to learn more about attending this year’s Grateful Dead Night in St. Louis.