Chicago will be getting a new music venue from the estate of the late Jerry Garcia.

The Grateful Dead will always have a special bond with the city of Chicago. Their last shows with Jerry Garcia were at Soldier Field. Also, their finals performances with all the surviving members were also there.

Now, the relationship is expanding.

According to,

"It’s official, as confirmed by a liquor license application: the West Loop’s getting a new jazz club-like music venue that will serve food and drink from the estate of Jerry Garcia, the late guitarist for the Grateful Dead. Concert promoter Peter Shapiro, who also owns Brooklyn Bowl in New York, is teaming up with the estate to bring Garcia’s to the West Loop inside the former Wishbone space at 1001 W. Washington Boulevard. Shapiro told Eater that Garcia’s could open in early 2020."

This is very exciting. You can never have enough cool music venues. As a fan of the Grateful Dead, I look forward to checking it out.

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