National and Members of the Grateful Dead to Perform Special “Bridge Session” Concert via Webcast

Members of the National will perform with the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir for a special one-off show. The concert titled the Bridge Session will happen on March 24th at Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael, California, reports Rolling Stone. Only 50 fans will be in attendance – but the show will be available to fans around the globe via a free live webcast live.

“They’re a good, young band and this is going to be fun,” Weir told Rolling Stone, en route to the Mayan ruins in Tulum, Mexico where he is vacationing.

The set will include a selection of National songs as well as a few Grateful Dead classics and cover songs. Between sets, Weir and Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow will host a roundtable discussion about issues such as First Amendment rights and Occupy Wall Street. Viewers will have a chance to join the discussion by submitting questions via twitter. The event will MC-ed by Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein.

Two tickets are being given away by HeadCount, which is also producing the event.