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Bob Marley Performing Arts Center - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Set 1:
New Minglewood Blues
Man Smart-Woman Smarter
Let It Grow

Set 2:
Samson And Delilah
Scarlet Begonias
Fire On The Mountain
Throwin' Stones
Not Fade Away
Black Peter

Good Lovin'

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The boys were just one of a slew of bands in the "Reggae Sunsplash" festival in Jamaica. What a scene! Throw a couple thousand deadheads in the mix with Jamaica and the Rastafarian Air and you've got a whole different attitude. It may have been one of the Dead's strangest venues ever, playing in the same show as bands such as the B52's and Gladys Knight & the Pips. Some of the reggae greats playing in their home venue made the scene very special - all the Wailers (sans Bob, of course) including the I-Three's and Rita Marley, and Peter Tosh just rocked! Jimmy Cliff also made the scene and played to a highly enthusiastic crowd. The Dead may never have started a show this late (or early) - I think they came onstage around 3AM. It was a show heavily infused with reggae overtones; a very "ska" Sugaree opener and lots of reggae rhythms on many other tunes (Scarlet>Fire, Women are Smarter, Throwin>NFA). Because of the number of bands and some apparent time limitations, the show was shorter than average, but the boys seemed to be having fun despite the wee hours - Jerry and Bob smilin with a very upbeat flavor. This was the only international show I was ever able to catch.

People don't really know, but Bobby and the midnights opened the show. Download their set on shn format at

Fire on the Mountain while the sun was rising...the sky was blazing red hot...need I say more?

This was a three day festival. Bobby and the Midnights DID NOT open the show.
The Dead played the first night. Bobby and the Midnights played the second night. As for highlights this was the first and only time that the Dead played to a sun rise. Hard to believe.

they played till sunrise many times, perhaps the most documented show was NYE 78'

Only time playing OUTDOORS to a sunrise! You could see the boys stalling the intro to Fire, until the sun actual began to come up over the hills. The venue was on a peninsula, right on the water, awesome show. The entire 3 days was filmed professionally by Feyline Productions, but the video never surfaced, WHERE ARE THEY!!!
- (07/11/2008)

Actually it was not the "Reggae Sunsplash" But the "Jamaica World Music Fest".
- (10/13/2010)

-1x1 (11/25/2011)

Love this show! One if my first tapes and crispy boards. Phil's bass has such a different tone to it, sounds more like John Kahn. Grateful Dead meets reggae...that's bliss.
- (11/26/2015)

Here's some footage watch?v=hatSfBrNHDM
- (11/28/2019)

Phil was playing a G&L bass during this period which had a midrange hump that stuck out in the mix. I think Kahn was playing one around this time, too.
-Anonymous (11/28/2019)

Very interesting tone from Bob's guitar on Althea. One of the best versions of that tune this year.
-Luke (03/04/2020)

Their only show in Jamaica and they didn't play Estimated Prophet, haha
-Snow the Jam Man (02/06/2021)

I was at this show. They came on closer to 4:00 am, played until about 7:00. There were maybe a hundred people there, many of them sleeping/zonked. The audience area was small and surfaced with coarse gravel, enclosed in cyclone fencing. Very comfortable. What was absolutely unique of all the shows I’ve attended was that I could stroll up to the fence at the “front row” and watch the show within range of Bobby’s saliva spray. Very mellow scene, jah. Footnote: John Fogerty was really pissed that the Dead played so long. He was next up.
- (03/10/2023)

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Band Configuration
(04/16/79 - 07/23/90)

Lead Guitar: Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar: Bob Weir
Bass: Phil Lesh
Keyboards: Brent Mydland
Drums: Bill Kreutzmann
Drums: Mickey Hart

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