Furthur in Concert at McCoy Stadium, Thursday July 5

By Pawtucket Red Sox | March 5, 2012 8:05 AM ET

The Pawtucket Red Sox, in conjunction with the Pawtucket Arts Festival, are pleased to announce that Furthur will perform at McCoy Stadium on Thursday, July 5. Gates will open at 5:30 pm and show time is at 7:00 pm.

Tickets for the show will go on sale this Saturday, March 10 at 10:00 am at the PawSox Box Office at McCoy, on-line at www.pawsox.com, or over the phone by calling (401) 724-7300. All tickets will be priced at $56.50 which includes all service fees.

All tickets will be general admission as fans will be able to sit in the McCoy Stadium seating bowl and be allowed on the field. Children, aged 12 & under, will get in free with each adult ticket holder. There is no PawSox game at McCoy on July 5.

Following their recent successful sold out tour, former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh & Bob Weir - with their band Furthur - will continue their musical adventure this summer with an 11 date tour beginning July 5th at McCoy (for their only summer tour appearance in New England).

Fans can expect Lesh & Weir to push the musical envelope with jaw-dropping improvisations and loving renditions of Grateful Dead classics, with an all-star band that includes keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (RatDog), drummer Joe Russo (Benevento - Russo Duo, Trey Anastasio), guitarist John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra), and vocalists Sunshine Becker and Jeff Pehrson.

New and old fans of the Grateful Dead alike will be entranced as Phil & Bob take the musical journey "furthur", exploring some of the Grateful Dead's most beloved songs in a tour that promises to please their multi-generational fan base.

"The PawSox are thrilled to welcome Phil Lesh & Bob Weir and their band Furthur to the city of Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium," said PawSox president Mike Tamburro. "This event would not have been possible without the enthusiastic support of Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien and Pawtucket Arts Festival Chairman John Baxter. This legendary band is the perfect way to begin the Pawtucket Arts Festival in style and we know fans will thoroughly enjoy an evening at McCoy with Furthur."

For more information on Furthur please visit www.furthur.net. For more info on the PawSox please visit www.pawsox.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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