NTL Productions Proudly Presents

The
Grateful
Ball

The Grateful Ball

Chicago July 3rd, 4th, and 5th 2015

Congress Plaza Hotel Great Hall

Midnight to 3:00am

You are cordially invited to three nights of post-concert festivities honoring the spirit of the Dead at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel Great Hall just steps from Soldier Field.

The Grateful Ball is currently sold out. Keep an eye on our event page for the latest updates.

This event will feature live music in an intimate setting overlooking Michigan Avenue. Doors will open at 11:30 pm. The event is all ages and a cash bar will be available. RSVP to our Facebook event page to stay in touch, and jump down to the FAQ if you frequently ask questions.

In addition to very special guest artists-at-large to be announced, The Grateful Ball features performances by:

Friday 7/3

Old Shoe

Jam/Americana, Performing a Dead Inspired Set

The Way Down Wanderers

Bluegrass/Americana, Performing a Dead Inspired Set

Saturday 7/4

The Mantras

Jam/Prog Performing their "Talking Dead" Grateful Dead/Talking Heads mashups

Herbert Wiser

Groove/Jam/Funk

Sunday 7/5

A Grateful Dead Experience: The Schwag

Two Full Sets of the Dead song book.

Artists at Large

David Gans

Accomplished musician, journalist, and host of the Grateful Dead Hour

All event details including schedule and performers are subject to change without notice.

Artist Videos

Frequently Answered Questions

How do I gain access to the event if I bought a three-day pass?

Show your paper ticket if you chose that ticketing option or your ID (ID of purchaser) for will call. You will be given your three-day wristband(s) which will be your Grateful Ball access pass for the weekend.

If I bought three-day passes, does everyone in my party need to be there to pick them up?

No, the purchaser will be given their allotment purchased. All of your three-day wristbands must be picked up at the same time.

Will you offer single day passes?

Yes, a VERY limited allotment will be released. These won't last long.

How do I gain access to the event if I bought a single day pass?

Show your paper ticket if you chose that ticketing option or the your ID (ID of purchaser) for will call on the day of your pass. You will be given your single day wristband(s) which will be your Grateful Ball access pass for that day.

When can I pick up my three-day wristband(s)?

We will announce a special early pickup time on July 3rd when you can grab your wristbands or you will be able to pick them up starting at 11 p.m. each night.

When can I pick up my single day wristband(s)?

You will be able to pick them up starting at 11 p.m. on the night of your purchase.

What if I lose my wristband?

You will NOT be issued a new one. You are responsible for your wristband once you pick it up.

When can I get in to the shows?

Doors will open at 11:30 p.m. each night with performances beginning at or before midnight.

Can I still buy a vendor pass?

No, vendor passes are currently sold out. There may be an additional release TBA.

I bought a vendor pass, are there any restrictions on what I can sell?

We do not allow food or items that do not comply with state and federal laws.

I have a room at the Congress Hotel, does this include a ticket to the ball?

No, the hotel is not affiliated with the ball.

Are three-day wristbands transferable?

You may come during designated pick up hours and have your wristband cut off and a new one will be issued to an individual of your choosing that must be present at that time pending availability of extra wristbands. You will no longer have access to the event.