Dark Star Orchestra

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Following the Spring departure of longtime bassist, Kevin Rosen, the Chicago-formed Dark Star Orchestra offered temporary spots to a handful of talented performers. Today, the band announces the formal, permanent bassist role goes to Skip Vangelas who is currently on tour with the band.

After a beach-bumming, sun-soaking, toe-tapping, sold-out great time was had earlier this year, Dark Star Orchestra and Island Gigs are excited to be teaming up once again to host the Jamaican JAM IN THE SAND II at the adults only (all-inclusive) Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica, February 28 - March 4, 2014.

You'll barely feel the weather getting colder as Dark Star Orchestra heats things up with Fall Tour East 2013, beginning November 13 in Buffalo followed by a return trip across the border to Toronto and winding up in State College, PA on December 4.

No sooner will Summer turn to Fall than Dark Star Orchestra will be truckin' on with the Fall Tour West, beginning September 27. Starting with mountain spots like Jackson Hole, Bozeman and Missoula, the bus then heads northwest for three shows in Washington state, two nights in Portland, followed by a trek through California that stops in good ole SF for a weekend.

Flashback to 1972. It’s been a tremendously busy year for the American Rock band the Grateful Dead. Solidifying their identity as “American” the boys (and Donna) traveled to Europe for a 22 show multiple country engagement including East and West Germany, Amsterdam, Lille Fairgrounds, Rotterdam, and beyond. This tour was groundbreaking in Dead evolution, displaying focused and extended jams on newer material such as Playing in the Band, while refining jazzier touches on standby opuses such as Dark Star and The Other One.

All Good Presents and Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra hosted their second annual Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival over the Memorial Day weekend, and from the turnout, it seemed that the challenge made at 2012’s festival by emcee “Toast” was met by the fans of 2012’s Jubilee, where attendees and fans of the band were asked to “Bring a friend or two to next year’s (2013) Jubilee to m

The Great South Bay Music Festival is the largest three day, “American Themed” music, art & cultural family event on Long Island. Featuring over 50 musical artists on 4 stages, and presenting top name, as well as local emerging artists in contemporary & classic rock, jazz, jam-band, country, folk, zydeco, funk and all types of American music.The Great South Bay Music Festival is committed to excellence in “Fun Education”!

As the pre-eminent Grateful Dead spirit band, and after 15 years together, Dark Star Orchestra will eclipse the 2200 show mark later this month; and for perspective, the Grateful Dead did 2315 shows in 30 years.

The 2nd Annual Dark Star Jubilee, All Good Presents first festival of the 2013 season, has been scheduled for May 24th-26th, featuring three full shows by renowned Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra and performances by Mickey Hart Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Wailers, Melvin Seals and JGB, The Werks, and Donna Jean Godchaux Band, to na