SOURCE: Team San Jose

December 03, 2015 21:07 ET

City Honors 50-Years of the Grateful Dead History Starting in San Jose, California With Tie-Dye Celebration

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - December 03, 2015) -

What: Media opportunity - All day tomorrow San José City Hall will be "tie-dyed" in tribute to the Grateful Dead's first performance on Dec. 4, 1965. Formerly known as "Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions", the newly named Grateful Dead played their first concert in a small house on 43 S. Fifth Street - the current site of San José City Hall. This is one of the world's most historic rock-'n'-roll sites.

In partnership with the City of San José, Team San Jose is tie-dying all digital assets for a "Dead-icated" All Dead All Day social media campaign on Twitter: @TeamSanJose and Facebook: Visit San Jose.

In addition, the City of San José will be lighting the City Hall Rotunda Thursday and Friday evenings to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead.

*Media interviews available upon request - please contact Kyle Schatzel, Team San Jose or David Vossbrink, City of San José

When: Friday - December 4, 2015, 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.

Where: San José City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Who: Dan Orloff, founder of Bay Area Rocks will host a kick-off press conference at 12:30 p.m. at City Hall at the site of the first performance.

Background: Beginning in 1909 with the world's first regularly scheduled radio broadcast and home to the world's for disc jockey, San Jose and Silicon Valley has influenced rock 'n' roll history. From The Grateful Dead, The Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac and Count Five, to Ampex, Dolby and Apple's iPod - Silicon Valley has put its stamp on America's largest cultural export.

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