Favorite Grateful Dead Shows

According to a 2020 Twitter Survey

Below are the results of a survey we ran on Twitter from April 18 - April 22, 2020. There were 101 respondents, each of whom contributed anywhere from one to ten of his or her favorite shows.

In total, respondents recommended 266 different shows: 20 from the 1960s; 142 from the 1970s; 73 from the 1980s; and 31 from the 1990s. Every year from 1967 through 1995 is represented (although just one show for each year was recommended for 1967, 1986, 1992, 1994, and 1995).

(Click the date of any show to listen on Archive.org. The number following the location of each show is the total number of people who recommended that show.)

8/27/72 — Old Renaissance Faire Grounds, Veneta, OR — 39

5/2/70 — Harpur College, Binghamton, NY — 32

5/8/77 — Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY — 30

2/13/70 — Fillmore East, New York City — 26

3/29/90 — Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY — 19

11/11/73 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco — 17

8/13/75 — Great American Music Hall, San Francisco — 16

5/26/72 — Strand Lyceum, London — 14

5/9/77 — Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo — 14

9/3/77 — Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ — 13

5/26/73 — Kezar Stadium, San Francisco — 12

8/6/74 — Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ — 12

7/8/78 — Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO — 12

10/9/89 — Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA — 12

6/18/74 — Freedom Hall, Louisville, KY — 10

2/28/69 — Fillmore West, San Francisco — 9

5/19/74 — Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR — 8

11/17/73 — Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles — 7

3/24/90 — Knickerbocker Arena, Albany — 7

9/10/91 — Madison Square Garden, New York City — 6

8/6/71 — Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA — 6

9/6/80 — State Fairgrounds, Lewiston, ME — 6

1/22/78 — University of Oregon, McArthur Court, Eugene, OR — 6

2/26/77 — Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA — 6

3/1/69 — Fillmore West, San Francisco — 6

6/26/74 — Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI — 6

7/4/89 — Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY — 6

12/31/81 — Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland — 5

6/9/77 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco — 5

4/8/72 — Empire Pool, London — 5

10/12/84 — Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME — 5

9/21/72 — The Spectrum, Philadelphia — 5

4/26/72 — Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany — 5

5/22/77 — The Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL — 5

10/19/74 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco — 5

7/17/89 — Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI — 5

10/27/79 — Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA — 4

9/20/90 — Madison Square Garden, New York City — 4

11/21/73 — Denver Coliseum, Denver — 4

4/29/71 — Fillmore East, New York City — 4

6/28/74 — Boston Garden, Boston — 4

The following shows were recommended by three or fewer respondents, and are listed in date order

1967

9/3/67 — Stadium, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA

1968

2/14/68 — Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco

2/23/68 — King's Beach Bowl, Lake Tahoe, CA

3/22/68 — State Fair Coliseum, Detroit

8/23/68 — Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles

8/24/68 — Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles

10/12/68 — Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco

10/13/68 — Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco

1969

2/22/69 — Dream Bowl, Vallejo, CA

2/27/69 — Fillmore West, San Francisco

3/2/69 — Fillmore West, San Francisco

4/22/69 — The Ark, Boston

4/23/69 — The Ark, Boston

10/25/69 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco

11/2/69 — Family Dog On The Great Highway, San Francisco

11/8/69 — Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco

12/12/69 — Thelma Theater, Los Angeles

1970

1/2/70 — Fillmore East, New York City

2/11/70 — Fillmore East, New York City

2/14/70 — Fillmore East, New York City

3/24/70 — Pirates World, Dania, FL

5/1/70 — Alfred College, Alfred, NY

5/14/70 — Merramec Community College, Kirkwood, MO

5/15/70 — Fillmore East, New York City

5/16/70 — Temple University Stadium, Philadelphia

6/24/70 — Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY

9/19/70 — Fillmore East, New York City

1971

2/18/71 — Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY

2/19/71 — Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY

4/25/71 — Fillmore East, New York City

4/27/71 — Fillmore East, New York City

4/28/71 — Fillmore East, New York City

7/31/71 — Yale University, Yale Bowl, New Haven

11/15/71 — Municipal Auditorium, Austin

12/5/71 — Felt Forum, New York City

12/31/71 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco

1972

3/25/72 — Academy of Music, New York City

3/26/72 — Academy of Music, New York City

4/14/72 — Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen

4/16/72 — Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

4/17/72 — Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen

5/3/72 — Olympia Theatre, Paris

5/4/72 — Olympia Theatre, Paris

5/7/72 — Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England

5/11/72 — Civic Hall, Rotterdam

5/13/72 — Fairgrounds, Lille, France

5/23/72 — Strand Lyceum, London

7/18/72 — Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ

8/24/72 — Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA

9/3/72 — University of Colorado, Folsom Field, Boulder, CO

9/27/72 — Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ

9/28/72 — Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ

10/18/72 — Fox Theatre, St. Louis

10/19/72 — Fox Theatre, St. Louis

11/17/72 — Century II Convention Hall, Wichita, KS

11/18/72 — University of Houston, Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston

11/19/72 — University of Houston, Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston

12/31/72 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco

1973

2/9/73 — Stanford University, Maples Pavilion, Palo Alto, CA

2/15/73 — Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI

2/26/73 — Pershing Memorial Auditorium, Lincoln, NE

2/28/73 — Salt Palace, Salt Lake City

3/28/73 — Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA

3/31/73 — Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo

4/2/73 — Boston Garden, Boston

6/10/73 — Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, DC

6/22/73 — Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum, Vancouver, BC

7/27/73 — Grand Prix Racecourse, Watkins Glen, NY

9/11/73 — William & Mary Hall, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

9/26/73 — Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo

10/19/73 — Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City

10/29/73 — Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis

11/10/73 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco

11/30/73 — Boston Music Hall, Boston

12/2/73 — Boston Music Hall, Boston

12/6/73 — Public Hall, Cleveland, OH

12/12/73 — The Omni, Atlanta

12/19/73 — Curtis Hixon Convention Hall, Tampa

1974

2/24/74 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco

3/23/74 — Cow Palace, Daly City, CA

5/14/74 — University of Montana, Adams Fieldhouse, Missoula, MT

5/21/74 — University of Washington, Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle

6/16/74 — State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA

6/23/74 — Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami

7/19/74 — Selland Arena, Fresno, CA

7/31/74 — Dillon Stadium, Hartford, CT

8/4/74 — Philadelphia Civic Arena, Philadelphia

10/16/74 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco

10/18/74 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco

10/20/74 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco

1975

3/23/75 — Kezar Stadium, San Francisco

9/28/75 — Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

1976

6/9/76 — Boston Music Hall, Boston

6/11/76 — Boston Music Hall, Boston

6/14/76 — Beacon Theatre, New York City

6/29/76 — Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

7/17/76 — Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco

7/18/76 — Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco

8/4/76 — Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ

10/9/76 — Oakland Coliseum Stadium, Oakland

12/31/76 — Cow Palace, Daly City, CA

1977

3/20/77 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco

5/5/77 — Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven

5/7/77 — Boston Garden, Boston

5/17/77 — Memorial Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, AL

5/18/77 — Fox Theatre, Atlanta

5/25/77 — The Mosque, Richmond, VA

5/28/77 — Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT

10/29/77 — Northern Illinois University, Evans Fieldhouse, De Kalb, IL

11/1/77 — Cobo Arena, Detroit

11/4/77 — Colgate University, Cotterrell Gym, Hamilton, NY

11/5/77 — Community War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, NY

12/29/77 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco

1978

2/5/78 — University of Northern Iowa, UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, IA

4/16/78 — Huntington Civic Center, Huntington, WV

4/22/78 — Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN

4/24/78 — Illinois State University, Horton Fieldhouse, Normal, IL

5/11/78 — Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA

9/2/78 — Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

10/21/78 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco

12/31/78 — Winterland Arena, San Francisco

1979

1/10/79 — Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

10/25/79 — Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven

11/5/79 — The Spectrum, Philadelphia

12/26/79 — Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland

1980

4/28/80 — Boutwell Auditorium, Birmingham

5/8/80 — Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY

5/11/80 — Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME

6/21/80 — West High Auditorium, Anchorage, AK

10/29/80 — Radio City Music Hall, New York City

10/30/80 — Radio City Music Hall, New York City

11/29/80 — University of Florida, Florida Gym, Gainesville, FL

11/30/80 — Fox Theatre, Atlanta

12/14/80 — Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA

1981

3/7/81 — University of Maryland, Cole Field House, College Park, MD

3/9/81 — Madison Square Garden, New York City

3/28/81 — Gruga Halle, Essen, West Germany

5/1/81 — Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

5/6/81 — Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

5/16/81 — Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

9/12/81 — University of California, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

9/25/81 — Lehigh University, Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, PA

1982

4/6/82 — The Spectrum, Philadelphia

5/21/82 — University of California, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

7/28/82 — Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

7/31/82 — Manor Downs, Austin

8/7/82 — Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI

10/9/82 — Stanford University, Frost Amphitheatre, Palo Alto, CA

10/10/82 — Stanford University, Frost Amphitheatre, Palo Alto, CA

1983

3/25/83 — Compton Terrace, Tempe, AZ

4/10/83 — Morgantown Civic Center, Morgantown, WV

5/14/83 — University of California, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

5/15/83 — University of California, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

6/18/83 — Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

6/20/83 — Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

10/11/83 — Madison Square Garden, New York City

10/21/83 — The Centrum, Worcester, MA

1984

4/7/84 — Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA

6/24/84 — Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

7/13/84 — University of California, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

1985

6/14/85 — University of California, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

6/15/85 — University of California, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

6/24/85 — Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH

6/27/85 — Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

6/30/85 — Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

9/7/85 — Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO

11/1/85 — Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA

11/11/85 — Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

1986

2/11/86 — Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland

1987

7/2/87 — Silver Stadium, Rochester, NY

7/12/87 — Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

9/9/87 — Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI

9/18/87 — Madison Square Garden, New York City

1988

3/27/88 — Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

4/1/88 — Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

4/30/88 — Stanford University, Frost Amphitheatre, Palo Alto, CA

7/2/88 — Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford, ME

7/31/88 — Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, CA

9/3/88 — Capital Centre, Landover, MD

1989

4/15/89 — The Mecca, Milwaukee, WI

5/6/89 — Stanford University, Frost Amphitheatre, Palo Alto, CA

6/21/89 — Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

7/7/89 — John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia

7/15/89 — Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN

7/19/89 — Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI

8/6/89 — Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA

8/19/89 — University of California, Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA

10/16/89 — Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ

10/26/89 — Miami Arena, Miami

1990

3/15/90 — Capital Centre, Landover, MD

3/16/90 — Capital Centre, Landover, MD

3/21/90 — Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON

3/25/90 — Knickerbocker Arena, Albany

5/6/90 — Soccer Field, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA

7/8/90 — Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA

7/12/90 — Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Washington, DC

7/18/90 — Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN

9/19/90 — Madison Square Garden, New York City

12/31/90 — Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland

1991

4/1/91 — Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC

5/12/91 — Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

6/7/91 — Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN

6/17/91 — Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

6/20/91 — Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI

6/25/91 — Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS

8/16/91 — Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA

9/16/91 — Madison Square Garden, New York City

9/26/91 — Boston Garden, Boston

10/31/91 — Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland

1992

5/19/92 — Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA

1993

3/11/93 — Rosemont Horizon, Rosemont, IL

6/13/93 — Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY

9/22/93 — Madison Square Garden, New York City

1994

6/19/94 — University of Oregon, Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR

1995

3/23/95 — Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC