Dark Star Orchestra

On Friday, April 16th and Saturday, April 17th, we present we present Dark Star Orchestra, a band with 20+ years of critical acclaim for masterfully continuing the Grateful Dead concert experience, at our new outdoor and socially distanced venue, The Caverns Above Ground Amphitheater.

Greetings fellow Deadheads, family, friends and all ~

A recent injury left Dark Star Orchestra musician Rob Eaton with a fractured ulna and radius in his left wrist. He currently is keeping these bones all together with pins, screws and a plate. 

With guitar playing still on the horizon, Rob is expected to make a full recovery and return to the stage with DSO in the near future.

But I am very glad to finally be looking at 2020 in the rear-view mirror! It has been interesting seeing how different artists have been coping with the pandemic and related restrictions. I have, like everyone of course, had to cancel and reschedule a number of shows and scaled waaaaaay back on touring. Fortunately, I had been working on my Solo Acousti’Lectric show pre-covid and have been able to hang in there doing occasional outdoor events and extremely reduced-capacity indoor events.

Today, music fans can tune in for the first time to The Music Plays the Band podcast from Dark Star Orchestra Drummer Rob Koritz.

This will be the first time Rob Eaton & John Kadlecik have played together since John K left Dark Star Orchestra to play with Furthur in Fall 2009!

Higher Ground is pleased to announce Dark Star Orchestra will perform at the Higher Ground Drive-In Experience at the Champlain Valley Expo on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 and Sunday, October 4th, 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 11th at 11am ET.


Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 and Sunday October 4th, 2020

Higher Ground Drive-In Experience at the Champlain Valley Expo

GA $150 per vehicle

Gates 6:00PM, Show 7:00PM

Dark Star Orchestra is bringing their Grateful Dead Experience to the Yarmouth Drive-in on Cape Cod September 25 and 26. Each night the band will replicate a different performance from the Grateful Dead.

Each Monday night at 8 PM ET, hop on the bus as we stream a historic set from the past on our Facebook page & YouTube channel. Tune in weekly for a trip down memory lane as we dive into the archives and unveil shows from the many eras of Dark Star Orchestra!

FANS is offering viewers the opportunity to take a trip through The Capitol Theatre’s history with a series of Dark Star Orchestra premiere performances, each from the historic rock ‘n’ roll palace in Port Chester, New York plus live interviews with band members between each set. Starting at 8:30PM ET, fans will have the opportunity to Be in the Stream.

We hung in there as long as we could, but It looks like Covid-19 is going to have its way this year.  Dark Star Orchestra and All Good Presents have faced many storms, but like the rest of the world, we have never experienced anything like this before.  Unfortunately, we have to reschedule the Dark Star Jubilee for 2021, but in the spirit of delivering the 9th edition of The Jubilee as it was meant to be, we are thrilled and grateful that most of the bands have already committed to making the move with us. 

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