Shakedown Street

Shakedown Street

  • About

  • Lyrics

  • 12/31/81 Solo Transcription

  • 12/31/81 Solo Demo

  • Backing Track

  • Discography

Shakedown Street

"Shakedown Street" is one of only three Garcia/Hunter compositions to appear on the band's 1978 album of the same name. Over time, the title became synonymous with the Deadhead vending area found in the parking lot at most Grateful Dead concerts in the 1980s and 1990s.

"Shakedown Street" was first played in concert on August 31, 1978, at Red Rocks Amphitheater, in Morrison, Colorado, before the album's release. It continued to be part of the Dead's repertoire every year until its last performance on July 9, 1995, at their final performance in Chicago.