Band Grateful Dead
Venue McMahon Stadium
Location Calgary, AB, Canada
Date 7/3/70 - Friday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Don't Ease Me In % Dire Wolf % New Speedway Boogie % Hard To Handle % Uncle John's Band
Two Henry
Three Turn On Your Lovelight
Comments The 1st set is acoustic Dead, the 2nd is NRPS, and the 3rd electric Dead. Howard Mott, who atended this show, notes that it was part of a 2-day festival, with Janis and the Band playing on the 4th. On the 3rd, he remembers the Dead-NRPS show running about 4 hours in all. Eric Anderson was one of the opening acts. He remarks that Bobby and Phil as well as Jerry took part in the NRPS set. The tunes listed are the titles he recalls. Lovelight was of course the set closer.

According to Ihor Slabicky circulating video tape copies of Festival Express film footage show the Don't Ease from this show (daytime) , the New Speedway Boogie (electric), and the Hard To Handle. The video also contains a C.C. Rider from this show (nightime) from an all-star Jam. Slabicky lists personnel as follows: Garcia is playing his red Gibson, Kreutzmann on tambourine, Sylvia Tyson of The Great Speckled Bird on vocals with other members of this band Jim Colegrove on bass, Buddy Cage on pedal steel, N.D. Smart on Drums, and Amos Garrett on lead guitar, Delaney Bramlett on guitar, the organ player from Delaney and Bonnie's group, and Ian Tyson on acoustic guitar. C.C. Rider is followed by Will The Circle Be Unbroken, with Bonnie Bramlett on vocals.

It has been claimed that there was a free concert following this show during which Janis joined the Dead for Lovelight. Perhaps the all-star Jam Slabicky refers to comes from this free concert, since he identifies it as night-time footage.The circulating SBD of Janis's set from Toronto 6/27/70 has as filler two songs listed as from a Calgary 7/4/70 show.Dwight Holmes reports that he waited in line for a show at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on 7/5/70, where it was announced around 5:00 PM that the Dead had cancelled.
Recordings none in circulation 10/00
Download Sources
Contributors Jim Powell Dwight Holmes Howard Mott Ihor Slabicky
Caretaker Jim Powell email update