Every November since 2015, and maybe before, the dead.net site has a con­test that fea­tures 30 Grateful Dead down­loads (one per day) with an option to guess the date and venue of the live record­ing. With the next day’s down­load, the pre­vi­ous day’s answer is posted. 

Daily prizes are award­ed and at the end of November, they offer prizes for the most cor­rect answers. 

While I have nev­er actu­al­ly par­tic­i­pat­ed in the con­test I have down­loaded all the record­ings and saved them. By the end of November 2021, I will have amassed 210 free live Grateful Dead record­ed songs for my music col­lec­tion. It’s a great way to find and play ran­dom live Dead music. Do it and par­tic­i­pate in the con­test or just col­lect free music — you’ll love it.

To play go to: https://www.dead.net/30daysofdead

  • Jeff Brandt

    Jeff has been a music fan since the age of 7 when the album Meet the Beatles hit the streets. He grew up in Hoptown and went to col­lege at UK a cou­ple of times. He retired in 2016 and is cur­rent­ly amass­ing his music col­lec­tion. Jeff says he loves being retired but is tired of quarantining.