Grateful Dead Offer Up Chicago VIP Passes in Airbnb Contest

The only thing that sold out faster than tickets to the Grateful Dead's three farewell shows in Chicago were the city's available hotel rooms for the July 4th weekend. Thankfully, Airbnb has helped alleviate the lack of lodging for Deadheads by teaming with Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann for a contest where one Airbnb lodger and their guest can win VIP tickets to the Fare Thee Well gigs. "Local Deadheads would host traveling Deadheads, and as the tour continued onward, the hosts would become the visitors. I get a little bit of that now, myself, as both an Airbnb host and as a frequent traveler." The contest is running now through June 18th at, where entrants are asked to explain why they – in 150 words are less – should have the honor of witnessing the Dead's final shows as Kreutzmann's guest. Three more winning entries will receive passes to all three Fare Thee Well shows.