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I have been going to shows regularly for over 15 years. Somewhere along the line, I came to understand that live music is my adopted religion and venues of great renown are, collectively, my house of worship. Being a Deadhead, in particular, is a sect onto itself. Until recently, I only understood this spiritual manifestation in the abstract.

Nothing makes me happier than a night full of some great classics from the Grateful Dead. Every time I hear one of those familiar melodies I can feel my soul awaken and my heart become a little lighter.

Dark Star Orchestra and All Good Presents announce today the return of Dark Star Jubilee to Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, just 30 minutes east of Columbus, on Memorial Day Weekend May 23-25.

Hosted and curated by Dark Star Orchestra, world-renowned re-creators of the Grateful Dead live experience, this third annual Jubilee festival features these artists:

 

 

Dark Star Orchestra (3 nights)

Yonder Mountain String Band

Open That Bridge, New Jersey, because Dark Star Orchestra's Spring Tour East launches May 15th at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ and will flow into Port Chester's Capitol Theatre for the weekend of May 16-17.They'll truck on down to Baltimore and Harrisburg before kicking off festival season by hosting their annual gathering, the

Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson is proud to announce the release of their debut album, Back Around on February 18, 2014.The album will be sold for digital download through Heart of Gold Records’ exclusive agreement with The Orchard on ITunes and other digital media CD distribution will be online through Grateful Dead (Dead.net), CD Baby and Amazon.com.Recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL at the Nutthouse Recording Studio, the album blends a Muscle Shoals groove with a psychedelic San Francisco vibe.

As Dark Star Orchestra gets ready to say hello to 2014, they would like to take a minute to thank all of their fans for a successful 2013!

Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, January 11th, 2014. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 6th at 12:00pm for $10 advanced and $12 day of show.Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue was formed in 2005 from the top players of the foremost Grateful Dead tribute bands in the Rocky Mountain region.

Dark Star Orchestra, the world’s preeminent Grateful Dead band, announce today the date and location for its third annual Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival & Campout. Held May 23 – 26, 2014 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, the site of five legendary Grateful Dead shows in the 80s & 90s, DSO returns to headline three nights of their signature event.

The 19th annual Gathering of the Vibes will take place  July 31-August 3, 2014. Tickets go on sale Black Tie Dye Friday, November 29, 2013. Purchase early bird tickets for $185,  that is almost $100 dollar savings from purchasing at the gate.Check out some great new 2013 highlights on the Vibes YouTube channel.

In October 1978, The Grateful Dead played its final run of shows at The Winterland Ballroom, the ice-skating-rink-cum-hallowed-home-court for San Francisco’s “home-team” band. After promoter Bill Graham converted Winterland into a full-time music venue in 1971, The Dead played a total of eight runs (three or more shows in a row) at Winterland and chose the landmark hall for six New Year’s Eve blowouts, dating back to 1968.

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