NEW YORK — The Grateful Dead is coming back to life for final concerts in July.

The band announced Friday that surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will perform three shows from July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago.

The band is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and the shows will mark its final performances, the band said. They last performed at the Chicago venue in 1995 with band member Jerry Garcia, who died a month after the show.

Tickets for "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" will be available through a mail order system on Jan. 20. They go on sale online Feb. 14.

The Grateful Dead will be joined by Phish's Trey Anastasio, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and pianist Bruce Hornsby at the concerts.



If You Go

What: Country Summer Music Festival

When: Friday through Sunday, June 15-17

Where: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa.

Admission: $89 for one day; $249 for three-day pass


Full schedule:

Friday, June 15

1 p.m. — Muscaline Bloodline

2:45 p.m. — Lindsay Ell

4:30 p.m. — Eric Paslay

6:15 p.m. — Granger Smith

8:15 p.m. — Florida Georgia Line

Saturday, June 16

1 p.m. — Seth Ennis

2:45 p.m. — Drake White

4:30 p.m. — Tyler Farr

6:15 p.m. — Maren Morris

8:15 p.m. — Little Big Town

Sunday, June 17

1 p.m. — Tyler Rich

2:45 p.m. — High Valley

4:30 p.m. — Joe Nichols

6:15 p.m. Toby Keith