Grateful Dead shows brought Chicago nearly $500K in hotel tax revenue

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Grateful Dead shows supplied Chicago with almost half a million dollars in hotel tax revenue.

PHOTOS: Grateful Dead fans descend on Chicago

People poured into Chicago during the July 4th weekend for the Dead's "Fare Thee Well" tour at Soldier Field.

On average, downtown hotels are about 58-percent occupied during the holiday weekend. But on the days of those concerts, they were up to 78-percent filled.