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Thanks to all of you who were able to come out and see DSO this spring on our winding road to Manchester, TN. Along the way we were honored to welcome two very special guests as Rob Eaton Jr. joined DSO for "Easy Wind" on the first night and Phish's Mike Gordon sat in for a few tunes on both nights at Higher Ground in VT. The end of the road brought DSO to Bonnaroo greeted by thousands of fans under 'The Other Tent' for their Late Night slot on Thursday night. Highlights include a highly energetic and crowd-participated Tennessee Jed, and a mega-sandwich to end the show: I Need a Miracle> Shakedown St> Drums> Space> Alligator> Attics of My Life> Not Fade Away (reprise).

All Good Vibes Tour Kicks Off

If Bonnaroo and Langerado didn't tip you off yet, it's festival season! We'll also be playing quite a few Midwestern and mid-Atlantic shows scattered between this year's All Good, 10,000 Lakes Festival, Gathering of the Vibes and Mighty High Festivals - so we hope to see you soon! Visit our website for DSO dates in your area.

Fall Tour Announced! Tickets on Sale Now

For those of you situated outside of this summer's tour don't worry, because Dark Star Orchestra has already lined up more dates for this fall. Tickets are on sale now through DSO Tickets so be sure to grab yours early.

GratefulFest Presale & Raffle Donations

Presale has begun for the 9th annual GratefulFest at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park featuring 4 days of Dark Star Orchestra, plus Keller Williams, Donna Jean & The Tricksters, New Mastersounds, Peter Rowan, "Ramblin" Jack Elliot, Cornmeal and many more. Donations are now being accepted for the benefit raffle so show how grateful you really are! If you have some Grateful Dead or music related items you wish to donate to raise money for a good cause - please email dave@darkstarorchestra.net with details about your item.

John Kadlecik Side Project Dates:

DSO lead guitarist John Kadlecik will be keeping busy in between tours, performing solo Friday, June 20 at the Savory Cafe in Takoma Park, MD and he'll also be at the same venue again Friday, June 27 with the experimental, electroacoustic duo, Firewheel.

DATE VENUE CITY DSO TICKETS
All Good Vibes Tour Begins
Thurs 07/10 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA  
Fri 07/11 Governors Island New York, NY  
Sat 07/12 All Good Music Festival Masontown, WV TICKETS
Mon 07/14 Kent Stage Kent, OH TICKETS
Wed 07/16 Veterans Park Springfield, OH  
Thurs 07/17 Headwaters Park Event Pavillion Fort Wayne, IN TICKETS
Fri 07/18 Annie's Cincinnati, OH TICKETS
Sat 07/19 CEFCU Center Stage at the Landing Peoria, IL TICKETS
Mon 07/21 Barrymore Theater Madison, WI  
Wed 07/23 10,000 Lakes Festival Detroit Lakes, MN  
Fri 07/25 Park West Chicago, IL TICKETS
Sat 07/26 Park West Chicago, IL TICKETS
Sun 07/27 Bluebird Bloomington, IN TICKETS
Wed 07/30 House of Blues Atlantic City Atlantic City, NJ TICKETS
Thurs 07/31 Gathering of the Vibes Bridgeport, CT  
Fri 08/01 Saranac Brewery Utica, NY TICKETS
Sat 08/02 Gateway Pk. Concert Series North Tonawanda, NY  
Sun 08/03 High Falls Brewery Rochester, NY TICKETS
Wed 08/06 Innsbrook Pavilion Glen Allen, VA  
Thurs 08/07 Bottle and Cork Dewey Beach, DE TICKETS
Fri 08/08 NY Metro Balloon and Music Festival Shirley, NY  
Sat 08/09 Vasa Park Hackettstown, NJ TICKETS
Sun 08/10 Mountain Music Meltdown 08 Festival Saranac Lake, NY  
All Good Vibes Tour Ends
8/29-9/1 Gratefulfest @ Nelson Ledges Garrettsville, OH  
Fall Tour Begins
Wed 09/17 Crossroads KC Kansas City, KS TICKETS
Thurs 09/18 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK TICKETS
Fri 09/19 House Of Blues Dallas, TX TICKETS
Sat 09/20 Stubb's Waller Creek Austin, TX TICKETS
Tue 09/23 Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ  
Thurs 09/25 House Of Blues Anaheim, CA TICKETS
Fri 09/26 Wave House San Diego, CA TICKETS
Sat 09/27 Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles, CA TICKETS
Tue 09/30 Crystal Bay Club Casino Crystal Bay, NV TICKETS
Thurs 10/02 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA TICKETS
Fru 10/03 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA TICKETS
Sat 10/04 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA TICKETS
Tue 10/07 Crest Theater Sacramento, CA TICKETS
Thurs 10/09 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR TICKETS
Fri 10/10 The Showbox Seattle, WA TICKETS
Sat 10/11 The Showbox Seattle, WA TICKETS
Fri, 10/30/2009 - 12:38 am

DSO is excited to be joined by many great friends for their second installment of the Cosmic New Years. This year at Rams Head Live! DSO will be joined by some great friends and family to ring in 2010. Jeff Mattson of the Donna Jean Godchaux Band will join DSO on Guitar, Donna Jean Godchaux will lend her legendary voice to the night's festivities and Baltimore's own, The Bridge, will kick off the evening.

In addition to sharing the night with these fine musicians, DSO will be performing a Rare Acoustic Set as part of our Three Set Show. Don't miss out on this rockin' New Year's celebration.

Speaking of not missing out, Early Bird Tickets for NYE are almost sold out. Click HERE to get your tickets now and save $36 off the door price.

Tickets will include a champagne toast, finger foods, and party favors. Get your early bird tickets while supplies last.

Kick up your NYE experience a few notches with a VIP Ticket which includes: special merch, champagne toast, finger foods, party favors, an exclusive viewing area and more! VIP Tickets available while supplies last.

To top it all off is a great hotel deal only a few blocks from the venue. Click HERE to check it out.

TOUR DATES

DATE VENUE CITY DSO TICKETS
Fall Tour 09
11/06 Palace Theatre Albany, NY  
11/07 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA  
11/08 Strand-Capital PAC York, PA TICKETS
12th Anniversary Show
11/11 Maryland Theatre Hagerstown, MD  
11/12 Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead Munhall, PA TICKETS
11/13 Nightclub 930 Washington, DC  
11/14 Nightclub 930 Washington, DC TICKETS
11/16+ McCarter Theater Princeton, NJ TICKETS
11/18+ State Theatre Ithaca, NY TICKETS
11/19+ The Klein Bridgeport, CT TICKETS
11/20+ Calvin Theatre Northampton, MA  
11/21+ Memorial Auditorium Lowell, MA TICKETS
11/24 Westcott Theater Syracuse, NY TICKETS
11/25+ Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA  
11/27 Nokia Theatre New York, NY  
11/28 Nokia Theatre New York, NY  
11/29 Lebanon Opera House Lebanon, NH  
12/01 Higher Ground Burlington, VT  
12/02 Higher Ground Burlington, VT  
12/04 Harro East Ballroom Rochester, NY  
12/05 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY  
New Years Run 09!
12/28 The Norva Norfolk, VA TICKETS
12/29 The National Richmond, VA TICKETS
12/30 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD TICKETS
2nd Annual Cosmic New Year
12/31 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD TICKETS
Cruisin into 2010
01/03/2010 Jam Cruise 8 Caribbean, OC  
01/04/2010 Jam Cruise 8 Caribbean, OC  
01/05/2010 Jam Cruise 8 Caribbean, OC  
01/06/2010 Jam Cruise 8 Caribbean, OC  
01/07/2010 Jam Cruise 8 Caribbean, OC  
01/08/2010 Jam Cruise 8 Caribbean, OC  
+ w/ Donna Jean Godchaux Band w. Jeff Mattson

 

Thu, 09/02/2010 - 5:15 pm

A Slingshot On Mars Tour Preview

Following a stellar summer tour full of great festivals and friends we are excited to hit the road again for the Slingshot On Mars Tour starting September 9th. Upcoming dates include stops in Knoxville and Memphis, TN, Terrapin Hill Farm in KY and the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. Then we make first time stops at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre in Wilmington, NC and the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA before a weekend run through some of our favorite east coast stops including The Norva, Rams Head Live and 9:30 Club. Along the way we will celebrate our time in Baltimore and DC with a Cap Centre Weekend. On 9/17 and 9/18 DSO will choose from the legendary Grateful Dead Capital Centre shows and will recreate that show in its entirety. We will then round off our tour with a special acoustic set at Mexicali Live along with stops in Munhall, PA, Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, Albany, Toads Place in New Haven, CT, Syracuse, Northampton and Lowell, MA before closing out the tour in the 'Big Apple' at the Nokia Theatre.

Visit our Tour Dates Page for complete details.

From A City Near You Tour

DSO is celebrating our return to the West Coast by recreating shows From a City Near You. Each night Dark Star will choose a Grateful Dead show from a city close to that venue and will recreate that show in its entirety. This will be the perfect time to gather your tour buddies and relive the experience or for you to see that show for the first time that you have only heard stories about.

The tour kicks off in the "Golden State" with 2 nights in good ole San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom. From there we head up to Sacramento then over to the banks of Lake Tahoe for a stop at the Crystal Bay Club Casino before returning to Cali for shows in Anaheim and LA before a Saturday night stop in 'Sin City' and a Sunday/Monday run at the Belly Up Tavern in Solona Beach. The last week of tour brings us back to the Mile High City with stops in Tempe and Flagstaff AZ, Salt Lake City and the tour Closer at the Fillmore in Denver.

Visit our Tour Dates Page for complete details.

The Rex Foundation and DSO

In addition to continuing the Grateful Dead concert experience at our shows we are working with The Rex Foundation to continue their legacy of giving. We have recently created a donation module on our fanclub-ticketing page that allows you to make a donation to the Rex Foundation while purchasing tickets to our shows.

For our summer tour former Grateful Dead tie-dye artist Courtenay Pollock designed a backdrop for us. We are pleased to raffle this off with part of the proceeds benefiting the Rex Foundation. If you would like to bid on this one of a kind tie-dye design on 4 10' x 10' panels, please send your bid and contact info to: brett@darkstarorchestra.net.

August 9, 2010 marks the 15 year anniversary of legendary musician and Grateful Dead co-founder Jerry Garcia's death. As a way to honor his musical and community legacy, the gifted musicians on this compilation have generously contributed stirring live performances of Jerry Garcia songs to benefit the Rex Foundation. The album includes four exclusive previously unreleased live Garcia songs from Phish, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, The String Cheese Incident, and Keller & The Keels. Other artists in the order they appear on the album are: Railroad Earth, The Black Crowes, Moonalice, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Waybacks, Widespread Panic, Hot Buttered Rum, and Steve Kimock Crazy Engine. All proceeds are a contribution to the Rex Foundation.

Download the files (MP3, FLAC, or ALAC) or buy the CD here.

TOUR DATES

DATE VENUE CITY DSO TICKETS
A Slingshot On Mars Tour
09/09 The Valarium Knoxville, TN TICKETS
09/10 Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN TICKETS
09/11 Terrapin Hill Farm Harrodsburg, KY TICKETS
09/12 Orange Peel Asheville, NC TICKETS
09/14 Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Wilmington, NC TICKETS
09/15 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA TICKETS
09/16 The Norva Norfolk, VA TICKETS
09/17 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD TICKETS
09/18 930 Club Washington, DC TICKETS
09/20 Mexicali Live Teaneck, NJ TICKETS
09/22 Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead Munhall, PA TICKETS
09/23 Grand Opera House Wilmington, DE  
09/24 Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA TICKETS
09/25 Palace Theatre Albany, NY TICKETS
09/27 Toad's Place New Haven, CT  
09/28 Westcott Theater Syracuse, NY TICKETS
09/30 Calvin Theatre Northhampton, MA  
10/01 Lowell Memorial Auditorium Lowell, MA TICKETS
10/02 Nokia Theatre New York, NY TICKETS
Wings a Mile Long Tour
10/20 Reif Center Grand Rapids, MN TICKETS
10/21 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN TICKETS
10/22 The Venue Fargo, ND TICKETS
10/23 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI  
10/25 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI TICKETS
10/26 Traverse City Opera House Traverse City,MI TICKETS
10/28 Bluebird Bloomington, IL TICKETS
10/29 The Pageant St. Louis, MO TICKETS
10/30 Madison Theater Covington, KY TICKETS
10/31 The Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN TICKETS
11/2 Copper Dragon Carbondale, IL TICKETS
11/3 The Blue Note Columbia, MO TICKETS
11/4 Granada Theater Lawrence, KS TICKETS
11/5 The Slowdown Omaha, NE TICKETS
11/6 CCastle Theater Bloomington, IA TICKETS
Just Announced - From a City Near You Tour
11/26 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA  
11/27 Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA  
11/28 Crest Theater Sacramento, CA TICKETS
11/30 Crystal Bay Club Casino Crystal Bay, NV TICKETS
12/2 The Grove Anaheim, CA TICKETS
12/3 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA TICKETS
12/4 Hard Rock Cafe Vegas Las Vegas, NV TICKETS
12/5 Belly Up Tavern Solona Beach, CA TICKETS
12/6 Belly Up Tavern Solona Beach, CA TICKETS
12/8 Marquee Theater Tempe, AZ TICKETS
12/9 Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ TICKETS
12/10 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT TICKETS
12/11 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO TICKETS

 

Thu, 12/16/2010 - 4:25 am

Dark Star Orchestra will be recreating the Legendary 'Live at the Cow Palace' show from 12/31/76 plus DSO will kick off the evening with a rare acoustic set. We are looking forward to wrapping up an incredible year of touring and music ...Come Join us for the Celebration!

GA tix include admission, party favors and champagne toast

Limited VIP packages are available and include premium reserved seating, access to a private VIP bar, exclusive show poster, party favors, and a champagne toast.

Click HERE for GA NYE tix
Click HERE for VIP NYE tix

12/30 - Dark Star Orchestra will be performing 3 sets kicking things off with a special Terrapin Nation set!

Click HERE to get your 12/30 tickets today...

With DSO ringing in 2011 at The Klein on 12/30 and 12/31, we've partnered up with our friends at The Fairfield Theatre Company who are doing a weekly giveaway of DSO and Grateful Dead related merchandise each week up until the show. Visit and 'like' their Facebook Page and check each Wednesday to enter to win some great prizes, including a rare, limited edition Dark Star Orchestra poster and more!

Discounted hotel rooms are available for the 12/30 show. For rooms please call the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport, CT at 203.334.1234 and ask them for the $79 FTC Rate, by mentioning Dark Star Orchestra. The on line code for rooms is DSO if you want to reserve them that way. Our room block for 12/31 is sold out, but we found a few other options we wanted to share with you so you can still join in the party on New Years Eve!

Hampton Inn Milford - 203-874-4400
Homewood Suites Stratford - 203-377-3322
Hilton Garden inn Shelton - 203-447-1000
Residence Inn Milford - 203-283-2100
SpringHill Suites Milford - 203-283-0200

12/29 - Penn's Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA - TICKETS

12/28 - Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ - TICKETS

New Tour Dates!

DSO will hit the road after the Southbound Winter Tour for a late winter run through the mid-atlantic. Stops include The National in Richmond, VA, State Theatre in Falls Church, VA, The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown, Mexicali Blues, Reading, PA and Tarrytown, NY.

Spring brings the band back to the west coast with stops in Seattle, Portland and Eugene, OR, Arcata and Santa Cruz, CA and 3 nights at the Great American Music Hall in San Fran.

Check out our TOUR DATES PAGE for complete details.  | Check out some DSO coverage on the Grateful Web.

Fresh Nugs

Just in time to warm you up this winter season we have 14 new shows now available on our Livedownloads Site. Culled from the shows this past summer and fall you can check out performances from many of this years tour highlights including our sets from All Good, Mountain Jam, A Bear's Picnic and even a special secret show recorded at a top secret location in the Pennsylvania forest.

Check out our Livedownloads Site for these and other great shows from the DSO on Demand catalog.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 1:43 am

The Four Winds Tour continues on Wednesday as we kick off the West coast leg of the tour in Bellingham, WA at the Mt. Baker Theater then cruise down from the northwest corner to Seattle, Portland and Eugene, Oregon. From there it's on into California for shows in Arcata and Santa Cruz before dropping into San Francisco for 3 nights at the Great American Music Hall. The first night will be a Black Tie Dye Ball to benefit the Rex Foundation. There will be a special pre-show party and sound-check event hosted by The Rex Foundation. Visit their website for more info. After what are bound to be 3 epic nights in San Fran the bus heads east for shows in Reno, Aspen, Boulder and Fort Collins to close out the tour.

May the four winds blow you out to a show and safely home again. Visit our Tour Dates Page for full tour info.

Spring Tour!

Our 'Into The Sun' tour starts off with a bang on April 29th as we recreate the 40th anniversary of the famed 4/29/71 Grateful Dead setlist from their last show at the Fillmore East. Then its on to Princeton, NJ, New Haven, CT, Providence, RI, Westbury, NY, Philadelphia, Oneonta, NY, 2 nights in Burlington at Higher Ground, Boston, Keene, NH, Hampton Beach, NH, a special acoustic show at the Flying Monkey in Plymouth, NH, Stroudsburg & Harrisburg, PA before headlining 2 nights at the Mighty High Mountain Fest in Tuxedo, NY.

For every show on the tour we will be taking your votes for our Encore/Filler on our website. Each vote enters you for a chance to win tickets to the show you voted on. Visit our Tour Dates Page for complete tour info and to place your vote and enter for a chance to win tickets to a show near you!

DSO on Facebook

Join the conversation with Dark Star Orchestra on Facebook! Check out facebook.com/darkstarorchestra make your voice heard! Give the band feedback, make a song request, link to a favorite song - it's all about the music. See which show on our tour is closest to you with our On the Road app.

TOUR DATES

DATE VENUE CITY DSO TICKETS
Four Winds Tour
03/30 Mt Baker Theater Bellingham, WA  
03/31 The Showbox Seattle, WA  
04/01 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR  
04/02 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR TICKETS
04/04 Arcata Theater Arcata, CA  
04/06 Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA  
04/07 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
04/08 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
04/09 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
04/10 Knitting Factory Reno, NV TICKETS
04/13 Belly-Up Aspen, CO TICKETS
04/14 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO TICKETS
04/15 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO TICKETS
04/16 The Aggie Ft Collins, CO TICKETS
Into The Sun Tour
04/29 Irving Plaza New York, NY  
04/30 McCarter Theater Princeton, NJ  
05/01 Toad's Place New Haven, CT TICKETS
05/04 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel Providence, RI TICKETS
05/05 Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY TICKETS
05/06 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA  
05/07 Oneonta Theatre Oneonta, NY TICKETS
05/09 Higher Ground Burlington, VT  
05/10 Higher Ground Burlington, VT  
05/12 House of Blues Boston, MA TICKETS
05/13 Colonial Theater Keene, NH TICKETS
05/14 Hampton Beach Casino Hampton Beach, NH TICKETS
05/15 Flying Monkey Plymouth, NH  
05/17 Sherman Theatre Stroudsburg, PA TICKETS
05/18 Whitaker Center Harrisburg, PA  
05/20 Mighty High Mountain Fest Tuxedo, NY TICKETS
05/21 Mighty High Mountain Fest Tuxedo, NY TICKETS
Summer Festivals
06/03 Wakarusa Ozark, AR TICKETS
07/01 Gratefulfest 12 Garrettsville, OH  
07/02 Gratefulfest 12 Garrettsville, OH  
07/03 Gratefulfest 12 Garrettsville, OH  
07/17 All Good Music Festival Masontown, WV TICKETS
07/21 Gathering of the Vibes Bridgeport, CT TICKETS
03/14 Jam in the Dam VI Amsterdam, NL TICKETS
03/15 Jam in the Dam VI Amsterdam, NL TICKETS
03/16 Jam in the Dam VI Amsterdam, NL TICKETS

 

Thu, 08/04/2011 - 12:11 am

Its been a hot summer, but this past Furthur tour on the east coast was an incredible (and sweaty) blast!  And now the John K Band is pleased to announce that as the summer rolls into the final stretch, the John K Band will be out on the road for a Labor Day Weekend Mini-tour!  A three-night run that sees us returning to the 8x10 in Baltimore (Fri Sep 2) and the State Theatre in the DC area (Sat Sep 3) and then making our first real road-trip to the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ (Sun Sep 4).

At our Spring performances we brought out some new material, including new original songs, and we have more planned for these upcoming shows.  You can listen to some of our previous shows free at the Internet Archive.

Upcoming Shows

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

The 8x10, Baltimore, MD

$10 in advance, $12 day of show - all-ages

 

 

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

State Theatre, Falls Church, VA

$10 in advance, $12 day of show - 18+

 

 

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ

$12 in advance, $15 day of show

 

Thu, 09/08/2011 - 2:23 pm

Dark Star Orchestra has announced a pair of year closing shows at Montclair, NJ’s Wellmont Theatre on December 30 and 31. The group’s Cosmic New Year’s Eve Celebration will feature three sets a night: on December 30, the group will kick off its three-set show with a special, rare acoustic set and on December 31 the group will recreate classic sets from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. VIP Tickets for the December 31 performance include an exclusive poster, access to VIP section with private bar and an express line into venue. The members of Dark Star Orchestra will perform their first ever recreation of a historic Jerry Garcia Band set, with special guest Donna Jean Godchaux (who sang with Jerry Band at the original show) at The Werk Out Festival this weekend in Bellefontaine, OH.

While the Grateful Dead performed approximately 2300 concerts over 30 years, the Dark Star Orchestra is closing in on their 2000th show, in just over 14 years, about half the time it took the Dead to complete that cycle. DSO’s 2000th performance will take place at the State Theatre in Ithaca, NY on November 19. Additional tour highlights include a free performance at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco; a two-night stand in NYC at the Nokia Theater over Thanksgiving weekend; an all-acoustic show at the intimate Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY; a two-night stand at the 930 Club in Washington DC, and many more.  Details on these special shows are forthcoming and tickets for all DSO’s fall tour and NYE Run shows are available at www.darkstarorchestra.net.

The upcoming Dark Star Orchestra tours include the following performances:

9/10/2011

WERK-OUT FESTIVAL

BELLEFONTAINE

OH

9/22/2011

House of Blues San Diego

SAN DIEGO

CA

9/23/2011

EL REY THEATRE

LOS ANGELES

CA

9/24/2011

PRIVATE PARTY

TOPANGA

CA

9/25/2011

MAJESTIC VENTURA THEATER

VENTURA

CA

9/27/2011

YOST THEATER

SANTA ANA

CA

9/29/2011

River Theater

GUERNEVILLE

CA

10/1/2011

REGENCY BALLROOM

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

10/2/2011

HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

SAN FRANCISCO

CA

10/4/2011

Montbleu Resort and Casino

LAKE TAHOE

NV

10/6/2011

THE DEPOT

SALT LAKE CITY

UT

10/7/2011

AGGIE THEATER

FORT COLLINS

CO

10/8/2011

FILLMORE AUDITORIUM

DENVER

CO

10/9/2011

Pikes Peak Center

COLORADO SPRINGS

CO

10/11/2011

CAIN'S BALLROOM

TULSA

OK

10/13/2011

HOUSE OF BLUES DALLAS

DALLAS

TX

10/14/2011

Austin City Limits Live At Moody Theater

AUSTIN

TX

10/15/2011

HOUSE OF BLUES HOUSTON

HOUSTON

TX

11/17/2011

WILBUR THEATRE

BOSTON

MA

11/18/2011

CALVIN THEATRE

NORTHAMPTON

MA

11/19/2011

STATE THEATRE

ITHACA

NY

11/21/2011

HARRO EAST BALLROOM

ROCHESTER

NY

11/22/2011

STATE THEATER

NEW BRUNSWICK

NJ

11/23/2011

PENN'S PEAK

JIM THORPE

PA

11/25/2011

BEST BUY THEATER

NEW YORK

NY

11/26/2011

BEST BUY THEATER

NEW YORK

NY

11/27/2011

BEARSVILLE THEATER

WOODSTOCK

NY

11/29/2011

STATE THEATRE

STATE COLLEGE

PA

11/30/2011

CARNEGIE MUSIC HALL

MUNHALL

PA

12/1/2011

JEFFERSON THEATER

CHARLOTTESVILLE

VA

12/2/2011

9:30 CLUB

WASHINGTON

DC

12/3/2011

9:30 CLUB

WASHINGTON

DC

12/5/2011

CAPITOL CENTER

CONCORD

NH

12/7/2011

LUPO’S

PROVIDENCE

RI

12/8/2011

KLEIN AUDITORIUM

BRIDGEPORT

CT

12/9/2011

Palace Theatre

ALBANY

NY

12/10/2011

STATE THEATRE

PORTLAND

ME

12/28/2011

RAM'S HEAD LIVE

BALTIMORE

MD

12/29/2011

ELECTRIC FACTORY

PHILADELPHIA

PA

12/30/2011

WELMONT THEATER

MONTCLAIR

NJ

12/31/2011

WELMONT THEATER

MONTCLAIR

NJ

 

Tue, 10/25/2011 - 2:47 pm

At the State Theater in Ithaca, NY on November 19, 2011, Dark Star Orchestra will perform its 2000th show since its debut just over 14 years earlier. At this show, DSO is celebrating this special milestone by offering one lucky winner an iPod loaded with over 2000 songs. Any DSO fan can enter this contest online here and the winner will be announced the night of the 2000th show.

Thank you for all your years of support to help us reach this tremendous milestone.

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Fall Tour Starts 11/17

This Fall brings us back to the east Coast for a run to include our 2,000th show and beyond. Kicking off in Boston we get things started at the Wilbur Theater and the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA before dropping in to The State Theatre in Ithaca for our 2,000th show. Check out below for a contest to win an ipod loaded with 2,000 songs. From Ithaca we head on to Rochester, NY New Brunswick, NJ and Jim Thorpe, PA leading into Thanksgiving. Then we head to NYC for Thanksgiving Weekend to celebrate the legacy of the Grateful Dead at Madison Square Garden by recreating MSG shows on Friday and Saturday. From there it's back into PA for shows in State College and Munhall before dipping below the Mason-Dixon line for a show in Charlottesville, VA and a weekend run at the 930 Club in Washington, DC. To close out the tour we swing north again with shows in Concord, NH, Providence, RI, Albany, NY and Portland, ME.

Check out complete tour info HERE and Come fly with us on our Fly Through the Night Fall Tour!

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Cosmic New Year's Run

Not long after dancing off the turkey in NYC we will welcome in 2012 with a 4 night east coast NYE run. Stops include Baltimore on 12/28, Philadelphia on 12/29 (recreating a 3 set show including acoustic and electric sets) and 2 nights in Montclair, NJ. On the 30th we will play a special 3 set show that will kick off with an acoustic set. Then, on NYE we will bid good night to 2011 with a GD decade retrospective, recreating a classic set from the 60's, 70's and 80's.

Tickets to the 28th and 29th are available now via DSOtix.

Tickets for the 30th are available HERE and NYE tickets are available HERE

We have secured a special hotel deal for those of you joining us for NYE Weekend. For $129 per night you can stay at the Courtyard by Marriott in West Orange, NJ. To get the special deal call 973-669-4725 and mention the Dark Star New Years Eve block.

Visit our TOUR DATES PAGE for a full listing of our upcoming shows.

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TOUR DATES

DATE VENUE CITY
DSO TICKETS
Fly Through The Night Fall Tour
11/17 Wilbur Theatre Boston, MA  
11/18 Calvin Theatre Northampton, MA  
11/19 State Theatre Ithaca, NY
TICKETS
11/21 Harro East Ballroom Rochester, NY
TICKETS
11/22 State Theater New Brunswick, NJ  
11/23 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
TICKETS
11/25 Best Buy Theater New York, NY  
11/26 Best Buy Theater New York, NY  
11/27 Bearsville Theater (Acoustic Show) Woodstock, NY
TICKETS
11/29 State Theatre State College, PA  
11/30 Carnegie Music Hall Pittsburgh, PA
TICKETS
12/01 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA
TICKETS
12/02 930 Club Washington DC
TICKETS
12/03 930 Club Washington DC  
12/05 Capitol Center Chubb Theatre Concord, NH
TICKETS
12/07 Lupo's Providence RI  
12/08 Klein Auditorium Bridgeport, CT
TICKETS
12/09 Palace Theatre Albany, NY
TICKETS
12/10 State Theatre Portland, ME
TICKETS
Cosmic New Year's Run
12/28 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD
TICKETS
12/29 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
TICKETS
12/30 Wellmont Theatre Montclair, NJ  
12/31 Wellmont Theatre Montclair, NJ  
Just Announced - Southbound Winter Tour 2012
02/01 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN  
02/02 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI  
02/03 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
TICKETS
02/04 The Vic Theater Chicago, IL
TICKETS
02/09 Majestic Theater Detroit, MI  
02/10 Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
TICKETS
02/11 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
TICKETS
02/16 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
TICKETS
02/17 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
TICKETS
02/18 Bogart's Cincinnati, OH  
02/19 The Valarium Knoxville, TN
TICKETS
02/20 The Cannery Nashville, TN  
02/22 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
TICKETS
02/23 Ziggy's Winston Salem, NC
TICKETS
02/24 The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
TICKETS
02/25 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
TICKETS
02/29 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
TICKETS
03/01 Plaza Theatre Orlando, FL
TICKETS
03/02 Jannus Live St. Petersburg, FL
TICKETS
03/03 Revolution Fort Lauderdale, FL  
Jam in the Dam VI
03/14 Jam in the Dam VI Amsterdam, NL
TICKETS
03/15 Jam in the Dam VI Amsterdam, NL
TICKETS
03/16 Jam in the Dam VI Amsterdam, NL
TICKETS

 

Tue, 11/15/2011 - 10:27 am
This Thursday Dark Star Orchestra will return to the east Coast for our Fly Through The Night Tour. Kicking off in Boston we get things started at the Wilbur Theatre and the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA before dropping in to The State Theatre in Ithaca for our 2,000th show. Continue reading for a look back at the long strange trip that has brought us to 2,000 shows. From Ithaca we head on to Rochester, NY New Brunswick, NJ and Jim Thorpe, PA leading into Thanksgiving. Then we head to NYC for Thanksgiving Weekend to celebrate the legacy of the Grateful Dead at Madison Square Garden by recreating MSG shows on Friday and Saturday. From there it's back into PA for shows in State College and Munhall before dipping below the Mason-Dixon line for a show in Charlottesville, VA and a weekend run at the 930 Club in Washington, DC. To close out the tour we swing north again with shows in Concord, NH, Providence, RI, Albany, NY and Portland, ME.
 
Tickets for many of these shows are on sale now via DSOtix.
 
Check out the full tour listing HERE.

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2,000 Show Retrospective

Just over 14 years ago, on November 11, 1997 at Martyrs in Chicago, Dark Star Orchestra unveiled its first ever Grateful Dead historic show recreation by performing the 10/8/81 set from Copenhagen. At the time, the band was thrilled for the weekly series of four gigs - no one knew the long strange trip would surpass this epic 2000 show milestone. Within months after forming, the relatively new cultural phenomenon known as the world wide web helped spread the word of DSO's stunningly accurate continuations of the live Grateful Dead experience when band's page on the now-defunct site MP3.com started getting countless hits.

Millions of road miles later, DSO has toured the world and along the way, they've featured guest performances from original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, Vince Welnick, and Tom Constanten. Longtime Dead soundman Dan Healy even toured with the band, mixing them and said " "There are moments where I can close my eyes and go back 30 years and have it be every bit as rewarding and satisfying."  Over the years, many other notable guests have joined Dark Star Orchestra on stage including Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Keller Williams, Martin Fierro, David Gans, David Nelson, Henry Kaiser and many more.

Dark Star Orchestra is honored to cross the threshold into the 2000s - since the Grateful Dead performed in the neighborhood of 2300 shows - the milestone is more than noteworthy. Without the support of the vast community of Deadheads young and old, as well as fans that have traveled countless miles to see them, DSO could not have made it here; it's this support that keeps them going. The respect is mutual and comes across in that invisible space between the PA speakers and the ears of the audience: the real living love is that intangible music which makes us all so happy.

Cosmic New Year's Run

We are excited to welcome 2012 with a 4 night east coast NYE run. Shows include Rams Head Live! in Baltimore on 12/28, The Electric Factory in Philadelphia on 12/29 (recreating a 3 set show including acoustic and electric sets) and 2 nights at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ. On the 30th we will play a special 3 set show that will kick off with an acoustic set. Then, on NYE we will bid good night to 2011 with a GD decade retrospective, recreating a classic set from the 60's, 70's and 80's.

Tickets to the 28th and 29th are available now via DSOtix.

Tickets for the 30th are available HERE and NYE tickets are available HERE.

We have secured a special hotel deal for those of you joining us for NYE Weekend. For $129 per night you can stay at the Courtyard by Marriott in West Orange, NJ. To get the special deal call 973-669-4725 and mention the Dark Star New Years Eve block.

Visit our TOUR DATES PAGE for a full listing of our upcoming shows.

2012: Across The Pond and Beyond

It seems fitting, only a week from our 2,000th show we would be announcing a show at the venue where this long strange trip began. While in Chicago for our show at The Vic we will also play a special show as Terrapin Nation at Martyr's on Monday February 6. Stay tuned as more dates for our Southbound Winter Tour will be announced in the coming weeks.


In addition to that stateside show we have also added a show to round out our trip to Amsterdam for Jam in the Dam VI. We will be playing The Garage in London on Sunday March 18. For this special show we will be recreating a historic London show in it's entirety from the Grateful Dead's Europe '72 Tour.

Visit our TOUR DATES PAGE for a full listing of our upcoming shows.
Thu, 12/15/2011 - 4:26 pm

A Grand Introduction

What a great way to kick into our 2nd set in the nation's capitol: Dark Star was proud to welcome Senator Al Franken to the stage of the 9:30 Club on Friday December 2. Adding humor and history, the Senator introduced the band with allusions to the intro he gave to the Dead at Radio City Music Hall in 1980. Maybe you were there in New York and remember...but if not, you can watch last Friday's introduction here.

Spring Tour West

We are excited to announce our Spring Tour, following on the heels of our trip to Europe! Back to some of our favorite haunts on the Left Coast, we'll travel from Seattle south to Solana Beach, including 3 nights at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. See the full list on our tour page.
Cosmic New Year's Run

Don't have plans for New Year's Eve yet? How about joining us for a 4 night East Coast Party? Our Cosmic New Year's Run starts in Baltimore at Ram's Head Live on December 28th. From there we'll take it into the 29th at the Electric Factory in Philly, where we'll recreate a 3-set show including acoustic and electric sets. The 2 nights at the Wellmont in Montclair, NJ will both be 3-set shows - including an acoustic first set on the 30th. On NYE we will bid good night to 2011 with a GD decade retrospective, recreating 3 classic sets from the 60's, 70's and 80's.

Tickets to the 28th and 29th are still available via DSOtix.

Tickets for the 30th are available HERE and NYE tickets are available HERE.

Don't forget our special hotel deal for those of you joining us for NYE Weekend. For $129 per night you can stay at the Courtyard by Marriott in West Orange, NJ. To get the deal call 973-669-4725 and mention the Dark Star New Years Eve block.

Visit our tour dates page for a full listing of our upcoming shows.

Helping Hungry Strangers

At the Dark Star shows on Dec. 5th, 7th, 9th, and 10th, good fans from all around the Northeast brought food and other necessities to be delivered to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Thanks to you, and to the awesome people who organize Strangers Helping Strangers, music fans who have been helping end hunger locally since 1997.

Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music - Sergei Rachmaninoff

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TOUR DATES
 


DATE VENUE CITY
TICKETS
 
Cosmic New Year's Run
12/28 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD
TICKETS
12/29 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
TICKETS
12/30 Wellmont Theater Montclair, NJ  
12/31 Wellmont Theater Montclair, NJ  
Southbound Winter Tour 2012
02/01 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN TICKETS
02/02 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI  
02/03 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
TICKETS
02/04 The Vic Theater Chicago, IL  
02/06 Martyr's *Terrapin Nation* Chicago, IL  
02/07 Bell's Brewery Eccentric Cafe Kalamazoo, MI
TICKETS
02/09 Majestic Theater Detroit, MI  
02/10 Egyptian Room @
Old National Centre
Indianapolis, IN
TICKETS
02/11 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
TICKETS
02/12 Cabin Fever Festival E. Peoria, IL  
02/14 Kentucky Theater Lexington, KY  
02/16 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
TICKETS
02/17 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
TICKETS
02/18 Bogart's Cincinnati, OH TICKETS
02/19 The Valarium Knoxville, TN
TICKETS
02/20 The Cannery Nashville, TN  
02/22 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
TICKETS
02/23 Ziggy's Winston Salem, NC
TICKETS
02/24 The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
TICKETS
02/25 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
TICKETS
02/27 Music Farm Charleston, SC
TICKETS
02/29 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
TICKETS
03/01 Plaza Theatre Orlando, FL
TICKETS
03/02 Jannus Live St. Petersburg, FL
TICKETS
03/03 Revolution Fort Lauderdale, FL TICKETS
Jam in the Dam VI
03/14 Jam in the Dam VI Amsterdam, NL
TICKETS
03/15 Jam in the Dam VI Amsterdam, NL
TICKETS
03/16 Jam in the Dam VI Amsterdam, NL
TICKETS
3/18 The Garage London, UK  
Spring Tour West
3/29 The Showbox Seattle, WA
TICKETS
3/30 The Showbox Seattle, WA
TICKETS
3/31 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
TICKETS
4/01 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR
TICKETS
4/03 Arcata Theater Arcata, CA  
4/05 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
4/06 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
4/07 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
4/09 Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
TICKETS
4/10 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
TICKETS
4/12 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
TICKETS
4/13 Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
TICKETS
4/14 McDowell Mountain Music Festival Phoenix, AZ
TICKETS

Mon, 01/02/2012 - 1:58 pm

Grateful Dead tribute group Dark Star Orchestra rang in 2012 with a 2 night run at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ with three sets of different show from 1960's , 1970's, and 1980's. The band also did an original setlist on December 30 beginning with an acoustic set (complete setlist for 12/30 below).The group takes January off before two nation-spanning tours and a trip across the pond for shows in London and Amsterdam as part of the Jam in the Dam Festival.Dark Star Orchestra New Year’s Eve Setlist:Set One: 2/21/69 - Dream Bowl, Vallejo CA - FridayGood Morning Little Schoolgirl; Doin' That Rag; Dark Star > St. Stephen > The Eleven > Turn On Your Love LightSet Two: 6/4/78 - Campus Stadium - University Of California, Santa Barbara CA - Sunday Set 1Bertha > Good Lovin'; Dire Wolf; Me And My Uncle > Big River ; Brown Eyed Women; Looks Like Rain; Tennessee Jed; Jack StrawSet Three: 7/18/89 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI - Tuesday Set 2Sugar Magnolia > Scarlet Begonias; Man Smart (Woman Smarter); Eyes Of The World > Drums > Space > China Doll; Dear Mr. Fantasy > Hey Jude; Throwing Stones ~ Sunshine DaydreamEncore: Quinn The EskimoDark Star Orchestra 12/30 Setlist:Set One [acoustic]: Oh Boy ; Rosa Lee McFall; Wake Up Little Susie; Black Muddy River; Big iron; Strange Man; Yes She Do, No She Don't; Deep Elem BluesSet Two: Hell In A Bucket; West L.A. Fadeaway; Greatest Story Ever Told; Loser; Passenger; Waiting For A Miracle; Feel Like A StrangerSet Three: Foolish Heart > Samson and Delilah; Terrapin Station > Playing In The Band > drums > space > Wharf Rat > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You RiderEncore: Around & Around

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:03 pm

As spring winds down and turns into summer, Dark Star Orchestra will be taking their bus on Spring Tour East, starting with two nights at the Higher Ground in Burlington, VT, and truckin' on through the beginning of June. In between, the circus comes to town in New Haven, Princeton, Englewood, Brooklyn, Boston and Alexandria, makes a stop Paramount Theater in Huntingdon, NY and sets up camp for three days at the Mighty High Mountain Fest at Tuxedo Ridge, including one acoustic set. For all the dates and ticket info, go to DSOtix.

Southbound for the Winter, Overseas

While DSO's musical seeds may have been silent for the month of January, come February 1 they'll burst into bloom as the Dark Star Orchestra bus rolls into Minneapolis for the first show of the Southbound Winter Tour 2012! This ambitious five-week run takes our six guys and a girl on a 25-show trek making stops in Chicago (two shows, including a special Terrapin Nation show at Martyr's), Detroit, Cleveland and Nashville, and winding up in Ft. Lauderdale in the beginning of March. After that it's off to Europe for Jam In The Dam and one show London, and then back to the USA forSpring Tour West. Check out all the dates here.
Fashionable Touring

Before you head out on tour with DSO, make sure you have all the accoutrements to travel in style by checking out our DSO Online Store. From hats, shirts and hoodies, to music and DVDs, we've got everything you need to make your DSO trip complete! Keep a look out for newly arrived Cosmic New Year's 2011-12 posters and t-shirt, coming soon.

TOUR DATES


DATE VENUE CITY
TICKETS
 
Southbound Winter Tour 2012
02/01 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN TICKETS
02/02 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI  
02/03 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
TICKETS
02/04 The Vic Theater Chicago, IL  
02/06 Martyr's *Terrapin Nation* Chicago, IL  
02/07 Bell's Brewery Eccentric Cafe Kalamazoo, MI
TICKETS
02/09 Majestic Theater Detroit, MI  
02/10 Egyptian Room @
Old National Centre
Indianapolis, IN
TICKETS
02/11 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
TICKETS
02/12 Cabin Fever Festival E. Peoria, IL
TICKETS
02/14 Kentucky Theater Lexington, KY  
02/16 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
TICKETS
02/17 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
TICKETS
02/18 Bogart's Cincinnati, OH TICKETS
02/19 The Valarium Knoxville, TN
TICKETS
02/20 The Cannery Nashville, TN
TICKETS
02/22 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
TICKETS
02/23 Ziggy's Winston Salem, NC
TICKETS
02/24 The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
TICKETS
02/25 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA  
02/27 Music Farm Charleston, SC  
02/29 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
TICKETS
03/01 Plaza Theatre Orlando, FL
TICKETS
03/02 Jannus Live St. Petersburg, FL
TICKETS
03/03 Revolution Fort Lauderdale, FL TICKETS
03/06 Martyr's Chicago, IL  
Jam in the Dam VI
03/14 Jam in the Dam VI Amsterdam, NL
TICKETS
03/15 Jam in the Dam VI Amsterdam, NL
TICKETS
03/16 Jam in the Dam VI Amsterdam, NL
TICKETS
3/18 The Garage London, UK
TICKETS
Spring Tour West
3/29 The Showbox Seattle, WA
TICKETS
3/30 The Showbox Seattle, WA
TICKETS
3/31 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
TICKETS
4/01 McDonald Theater Eugene, OR
TICKETS
4/03 Arcata Theater Arcata, CA  
4/05 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
4/06 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
4/07 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
4/09 Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
TICKETS
4/10 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
TICKETS
4/12 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
TICKETS
4/13 Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
TICKETS
4/14 McDowell Mountain Music Festival Phoenix, AZ
TICKETS
Just Announced - Spring Tour East
05/07 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
TICKETS
05/08 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
TICKETS
05/09 The Flying Monkey Plymouth NH  
05/11 Toad's Place New Haven, CT
TICKETS
05/12 Paramount Theater Huntingdon NY
TICKETS
05/13 Oneota Theatre Oneota NY  
05/16 Birchmere Bandstand Alexandria VA
TICKETS
05/17 Pocahontas State Park Amphitheater Chesterfield, VA  
05/18 Mighty High Fest @ Tuxedo Ridge Tuxedo, NY  
05/19 Mighty High Fest @ Tuxedo Ridge Tuxedo, NY  
05/20 Mighty High Fest @ Tuxedo Ridge Tuxedo, NY  
05/24 Bergen PAC Theatre Englewood, NJ
TICKETS
05/25 McCarter Theater Princeton, NJ
TICKETS
05/26 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY  
05/27 TBA Philadelphia, PA  
05/29 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn NY
TICKETS
05/31 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
TICKETS
06/01 House Of Blues Boston, MA
TICKETS
06/02 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH
TICKETS

 

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 3:01 pm

Dark Star Orchestra is thrilled to announce the band’s first Jamaican excursion entitled ‘Jam in the Sand.’  The event is anchored by a partnership with Island Gigs, who will be hosting the event at the five-star, adults-only, all-inclusive Breezes Grand Resort in Negril, Jamaica, March 1-5, 2013. After performing in Japan in 2011 and with their quickly approaching March 2012 shows in London and Amsterdam, Dark Star Orchestra continues their international touring with this announcement of their first ever land-based shows in the Caribbean. Having performed to sold out audiences at home and abroad, Dark Star Orchestra is the world’s most talented and acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute act. Over their nearly 15 years and more than 2000 shows together, the band has performed with many talented artists, including five original members of the Grateful Dead, and their live performances have been acclaimed by Rolling Stone, USA Today and National Public Radio. Esteemed looping soloist, Keller Williams, will be joining DSO on the sandy beaches and performing three sets at Jam in the Sand. Breezes Grand Negril is the flagship of the Breezes fleet of super inclusive resorts and commands an impressive stretch of Negril's breathtaking beach. During the daytime the unbelievable beach invites lovers of water sports to windsurf, scuba dive, sail a sunfish or simply do nothing at all. At night attendees will be treated to intimate concerts by Dark Star Orchestra and Keller Williams - right on the beach, under the stars and moonlight. Other amenities include six classic restaurants offering French, Italian, Japanese, Jamaican cuisine, and continental menus, plus breakfast and luncheon buffets galore. From great live music and bottomless booze to all the meals, snacks, and watersports, it will be an amazing experience Deadheads will never forget.Now one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean, the seven-mile beach of North Negril offers laid back charm for people looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Uncover Negril's best kept secret, five miles of winding coral cliffs. Spend a free day cliff-diving, snorkeling and exploring underground caves at places like Rick's Cafe and The Rock House. Then, be ready for one of the most impressive sunsets you've experienced as you kick back with a Jamaican rum punch and watch the sky turn pink before it falls dark. The magic of Negril is that it still has kept its laid back charm after all these years.Island Gigs is the producer of such noteworthy music events in Jamaica including Gov’t Mule’s ‘Island Exodus,’ Little Feat’s ‘Feat Fan Excursion,’ and many more.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 3:56 pm

Thank you all so much for your overwhelming response to our inaugural Jam in the Sand to take place at the Breezes Grand Resort in Negril, Jamaica in March 2013. You seem as excited about it as we are with Early Bird Tickets selling out in less than a week's time. Since a number of you have already inquired regarding missing the early bird pricing, we are going to give you, our most loyal fans, one more chance for Early Bird savings...Book Now and Save $100 per person or $200 per room!An ALL-INCLUSIVE trip to Jamaica! This is what you get...

  • 4 Nights at the 5-Star Breezes Grand Resort & Spa (Extra Nights Available)
  • 3 Full two-set Dark Star Orchestra shows on the Beach
  • 1 Special Acoustic Set by Dark Star Orchestra
  • 3 Sets by Keller Williams
  • All Inclusive Resort - Jamaica Style
  • All meals are included from 6 Restaurants on the resort, Japanese, French, Italian, native Jamaican plus late night options
  • Unlimited Liquor, Beer, Wine & Other Beverages Included
  • Airport to resort ground transportation
  • Water Sports Including: Scuba-Diving, Snorkeling right from the resort, Water-Skiing, Snorkeling Trips, Glass Bottom Boat Rides, Sailing, Wind Surfing, Kayaking and more...

For Complete info check us out at www.DSOJamInTheSand.com

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 10:32 am

Legend Valley, Central Ohio’s premier festival grounds, is once again buzzing with activity with the announcement of the Dark Star Jubilee – a multi-day, multi-stage music festival happening August 31 – September 2 in Thornville, Ohio. The new home of Dark Star Orchestra’s own summer festival – which is the former home to some of the most legendary outdoor Grateful Dead concerts (at the venue formerly known as Buckeye Lake Music Center) - will feature three nights of full DSO sets. Additional artists national and regional acts, including some of everyone’s favorite Grateful Family members, will be announced on the lineup in due time.The Dark Star Jubilee is the fourth major music festival to be hosted within one of the most beautiful concert settings in the U.S. The comfortable confines of Legend Valley’s soft hills and mellow woods is where DSO’s six guys and a girl will celebrate the end of summer with three nights of Dark Star Orchestra, as well as plenty of food and artisan vendors, on-site camping, and two alternating stages to keep fans of all ages rockin’ all weekend long. Make plans to wrap up the summer festival season at the Dark Star Jubilee August 31 - September 2.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:30 pm

With some of the festivals already announced, it's time to tell you about Dark Star Orchestra's Meet Me At The Jubilee Summer Tour 2012, an over two-month trek that guarantees you'll want to hit the road and won't be back til the fall. Starting with a Colorado weekend to take June into July - including night one in Denver, followed by a return to The Mish in Bellvue - the DSO bus will be rolling across the country making stops in Apple Valley, MN, Chicago, Harrisburg and Dewey Beach, winding up on Labor Day Weekend in Thornville, OH at Legend Valley for the very first Dark Star Jubilee. The Jubilee may be our last festival of the summer, but it sure won't be the first, as our six guys and a girl will make stops at the Mighty High Mountain Fest, Philly's Jam On The River, GOTV, All Good Music Festival, and The Allman Brothers Band's Peach Music Festival in Scranton.

Tickets for most of these shows are on sale now via DSOtix. To meet us on the run until that Jubilee do come, check out the full tour listing here.

Jamaica: Limited Space, Plenty Of Drums

It was only a couple of months ago that we announced Dark Star's Jamaican Jam In The Sand, March 1-4, 2013, at Breezes Resort & Spa in Negil, Jamaica, and room packages are selling fast. Not only will you get four nights of DSO, but our good friend Keller Williams will be joining us and the best part is that the price is all inclusive; once you book your trip you can leave your cash at home and spend four days jammin' to the island life and, of course, to DSO. The only way to see the shows is to stay at Breezes, and rooms are filling up fast. Plan ahead and make your reservation now.

TOUR DATES

DATE VENUE CITY
TICKETS
 
Spring Tour West
04/05 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
04/06 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
04/07 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
04/09 Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
TICKETS
04/10 The Catalyst Santa Cruz, CA
TICKETS
04/12 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
TICKETS
04/13 Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
TICKETS
04/14 McDowell Mountain Music Festival Phoenix, AZ
TICKETS
Spring Tour East
05/07 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
TICKETS
05/08 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
TICKETS
05/09 The Flying Monkey Plymouth NH  
05/11 Toad's Place New Haven, CT
TICKETS
05/12 Paramount Theater Huntington, NY
TICKETS
05/13 Oneota Theatre Oneota, NY  
05/14 Mexicali Live (Terrapin Nation) Teaneck, NJ  
05/16 Birchmere Bandstand Alexandria, VA  
05/17 Pocahontas State Park Amphitheater Chesterfield, VA  
05/18 Mighty High Fest @ Tuxedo Ridge Tuxedo, NY  
05/19 Mighty High Fest @ Tuxedo Ridge Tuxedo, NY  
05/20 Mighty High Fest @ Tuxedo Ridge Tuxedo, NY  
05/22 Colonial Theatre Pittsfield, MA
TICKETS
05/24 Bergen PAC Theatre Englewood, NJ
TICKETS
05/25 McCarter Theatre Princeton, NJ
TICKETS
05/26 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY  
05/27 Jam On The River - Penn's Landing Philadelphia, PA  
05/29 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn NY  
05/31 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
TICKETS
06/01 Wilbur Theatre Boston, MA
TICKETS
06/02 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH
TICKETS
Meet Me At The Jubilee Summer Tour
06/28 Ogden Theater Denver, CO
TICKETS
06/29 Mishawaka Amphitheatre Bellvue, CO
TICKETS
06/30 Howelsen Ski Area Steamboat Springs, CO  
07/01 State Bridge Lodge Bond, CO
TICKETS
07/03 Crossroads KC Kansas City, MO
TICKETS
07/05 Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater Apple Valley, WI  
07/06 Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, WI  
07/07 Park West Chicago, IL
TICKETS
07/12 Veterans Park Amphitheater Springfield, OH  
07/13 Haddad River Park Charleston, WV  
07/14 Sunoco Theatre @ Whitaker Center Harrisburg, PA  
07/15 Highland Park Rochester, NY
TICKETS
07/17 Tupelo Music Hall White River Junction, VT
TICKETS
07/19 Gathering Of The Vibes/Seaside Park Bridgeport, CT  
07/20 Maryland Theatre Hagerstown, MD  
07/21 All Good Music Festival/Legend Valley Thornville, OH  
08/03 Pisgah Brewing Black Mountain, NC  
08/04 Pisgah Brewing Black Mountain, NC  
08/05 Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre Wilmington, NC
TICKETS
08/06 The Norva Norfolk, VA
TICKETS
08/08 Bottle & Cork Dewey Beach, DE
TICKETS
08/09 Bottle & Cork Dewey Beach , DE
TICKETS
08/10 Peach Music Festival/Montage Mtn. Scranton, PA  
08/11 Mercer County Park West Windsor, NJ
TICKETS
Dark Star Jubilee
08/31 Legend Valley Campground Thornville, OH  
09/01 Legend Valley Campground Thornville, OH  
09/02 Legend Valley Campground Thornville, OH  
Dark Star's Jamaican Jam In The Sand
03/01 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
Reservations
03/02 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
Reservations
03/03 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
Reservations
03/04 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
Reservations


Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:39 am

Today, Dark Star Orchestra announces the first round of artists to perform at The Dark Star Jubilee – a multi-day, multi-stage music festival happening August 31 – September 2 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio. Featuring three nights of Dark Star Orchestra, the debut Jubilee is taking place at the former home to some of the most legendary outdoor Grateful Dead concerts (at the venue formerly known as Buckeye Lake Music Center) and includes over 20 bands, nearly 40 hours of music, no overlapping sets and features three of the original members of the Grateful Dead. The Jubilee features:3 full shows by Dark Star OrchestraWith Very Special Guests:Mickey Hart Band7 Walkers featuring Bill KreutzmannDonna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff MattsonKeller WilliamsJorma KaukonenThe Infamous StringdustersIvan Neville’s DumpstaphunkDonna the BuffaloPerpetual GrooveBoomBoxCornmeal (2 Sets)Giant Panda Guerilla Dub SquadDavid GansJahman BrahmanRumpke Mountain Boys (2 Sets)The Spikedrivers& more to be announced Dark Star Jubilee 3-Day Early Bird Tickets are available now for $89, which is over $40 off the gate price. For those interested in a VIP experience at the Jubilee, the ‘Rising Star’ Festival Passes are available. Each Rising Star Festival Pass includes private entrance to the festival grounds, camping next to your vehicle, extremely close proximity to the stages, as well as a Rising Star goodie bag and are available for $199. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. All Dark Star Orchestra Jubilee tickets are available now at http://darkstar.missiontix.com.  The Jubilee will have designated camping areas for ADA, families and those wishing for a quiet camping area. Children 12 and under are admitted free, and the festival is an all ages event. Three nights of general admission camping are included in the ticket price, where the camping will be within the concert venue and be separate from parking. The Dark Star Jubilee is the fourth major music festival this summer to be hosted within one of the most beautiful concert settings in the U.S. The comfortable confines of Legend Valley’s soft hills and mellow woods is where DSO’s six guys and a girl will celebrate the end of summer with three nights of Dark Star Orchestra, as well as plenty of food and artisan vendors, on-site camping, and two alternating stages to keep fans of all ages rockin’ all weekend long. Make plans to wrap up the summer festival season at the Dark Star Jubilee August 31 - September 2.Tickets and complete information is available now at www.darkstarjubilee.com

Fri, 05/11/2012 - 6:58 am

Dark Star Orchestra's latest update to their Dark Star Jubilee is the addition of 5 more bands to the already Jubilous lineup - Great American Taxi featuring Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon, The Ragbirds, The Folkadelics, and local favorites The Floorwalkers and The Ark Band. These wonderful acts join lineup below...The Dark Star Jubilee will feature 3 days and nights of friends, family, camping and:3 Full Shows by Dark Star Orchestraplus very special guests:Mickey Hart Band7 Walkers featuring Bill KreutzmannKeller WilliamsJorma KaukonenThe Infamous StringdustersIvan Neville's DumpstaphunkDonna the BuffaloDonna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff MattsonPerpetual GrooveGreat American TaxiBoomBoxCornmeal (2 Sets)Giant Panda Guerilla Dub SquadThe RagbirdsDavid GansJahman BrahmanRumpke Mountain Boys (2 Sets)The FloorwalkersThe FolkadelicsThe Ark BandThe Spikedrivers

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 2:32 pm

Dark Star Orchestra has been gearing up for their inaugural Dark Star Jubilee Festival, taking place in Thornville, Ohio, August 31st - September 2nd, 2012.  In prepartion for the Jubilee, DSO has compiled a Dark Star Jubilee FAQ:

What are the camping options?

Camping Option

1. Tent Camping Inside Concert Venue - You can park your vehicle just outside the concert venue, walk your gear and coolers a few hundred yards, and pick your spot facing the stage...first come first serve.
2. Car Camping - you may camp near your car and be set up just outside of the concert venue.
3. VIP Camping - you may bring your car into the concert venue and camp near your car provided that you are staying through Monday morning. Shaded camping available. If you will want to come and go, there will be VIP parking separate from your camping. If you bring an RV, you may park it in VIP provided you are staying through Monday. Must arrive by 8:00 pm to drive into VIP within the concert venue.
4. ADA - there will be a specific area approximate to the venue for those with a state-issued vehicle endorsement (ADA License Plate, Placard or Decal). Your site will be within 100 yards of the stage area and on flat ground. Register Here
5. Family Camping - there will be a family friendly camping area for families with children 12 and under. This area will be located on the back end of the concert venue. You may bring your car in as long as you arrive prior to 8 pm and are staying through Monday. Register Here
6. RV Parking/Camping - we will reserve you a level spot just outside of the concert Venue…within 100 yards of concert venue.
7. Day Parking for those who are staying off site...within a few hundred yards of the concert venue.

Re-Entry will be permitted for those camped outside of the concert venue including Tent Campers, Car Campers, ADA, and RV's.

Children 12 and under are admitted free, and the festival is an all ages event.

When do the gates open?

Gates to the Dark Star Jubilee open at 12:00pm on Friday, August 31 and Close at 12:00pm on Monday, September 2.

I ordered my tickets online, how do I get them?

All tickets for Dark Star Jubilee will need to be printed at home. After you complete your ticket purchase, Log In to MissionTix to print your tickets. Your print at home tickets will be scanned at the gate and you will receive a wristband for each ticket purchased. Please contact MissionTix at support@missiontix.com for any questions.

Can we leave the festival grounds and re-enter?

Yes, but you will need to go through the main entrance each time you leave and return. To re-enter you will need your wristband. You will not be able to leave by car from within the concert venue. If you park and camp outside of the concert venue, you are permitted to leave by car and return.

What will you be providing?

Expect good and simple camping on a grassy knoll with fellow music lovers. On-site provisions will include port-a-johns, designated water stations, first aid medical unit, children's activities area, ATM's and shower trailers (for a nominal fee), Ice, Food concessions (of many dietary preferences), Arts & Crafts, and Camp supplies will be available for sale from official vendors. Please do not buy from unregistered vendors. No electricity or public phones are available. This is a rain or shine event. Pack for possible inclement weather.

What emergency services will be available on site? What should I do if I need emergency assistance (medical, towing, locksmith, etc.)?

There will be 24-hour security and EMT's. If you need emergency medical attention, contact the nearest security official, go to the medical tent, ask a Dark Star Jubilee staff member or volunteer or check at the merchandise booth for assistance.

Where should I go if I lose track of my child, or if I find a child who is lost?

If you find a lost child or cannot locate your own, please go to the medical te nt or locate a staff person.

Where should I go if I lose my keys, my wallet or my friends?

What should I do if I find someone's stuff? The Lost and Found will be located at the Dark Star Jubilee merchandise tent until after the show Sunday night. We suggest you bring an extra key to your car and/or your key code - this makes getting a replacement should yours be lost a lot easier.

Will pets be allowed in the venue / camp grounds?

NO PETS!!! PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME. If a pet is found in your car you will be turned away - regardless how long you have waited in line or if you have tickets or not. Here is a list of local dog kennels. - Benchmark Pet Services- 30 mins away in Reynoldsburg, OH 614-328-8768 - Broadway Kennels- 35 mins away in Pataskala, OH 740-964-0050 or info@broadwaykennels.com - Bark Ave. Boarding Kennel- 40 mins away in Zanesville, OH 740-459-7352

What kind of handicap facilities will you be providing?

There will be a designated ADA parking/camping area for people with special accessibility needs near the medical tent. Anyone with a state-issued vehicle endorsement (license plate, placard or decal) is welcome to camp in the ADA Camping area with their car. We also honor any visible disability such as a broken leg or a wheelchair. There will be accessible restroom facilities and a wheelchair accessible space inside the concert area. Please Register for ADA Camping here…must purchase ticket prior to registering. Register Here

Can I bring my RV?

Yes. There is a designated RV area just outside the concert venue though it does not have hookups. You must purchase a $50 RV Pass in advance to bring your RV on site. RV Passes will be available at the gate for $75. Tents and cars are not allowed in the RV area.

What's the deal with the VIP option?

VIP includes camping with your car or RV, a private area in the middle of the concert venue, easy walking access into the concert area, expanded facilities, a VIP separate entrance, private bathrooms and showers. VIP's with cars must keep cars in VIP Camping for the duration of the event. VIP Day Parking will be available in the backstage area. Everyone camping in or visiting the VIP area will need a VIP ticket.

What will we be allowed to bring into the campgrounds?

You can bring your own food, beverages (but NO glass), and gear into the campground areas. Acoustic music is welcome. Campfires are fine as long as they are knee-high (no larger) and a safe distance from your tents. Don't bring your own firewood….due to local embers law.

Will bands be allowed to play in the camping area if not affiliated with the festival?

Acoustic music is great but no amplifiers are allowed. Please be respectful of your neighbors.

Will there be any electricity in the camping area?

No. Is there cell phone service available at Dark Star Jubilee? There are numerous cell phone towers in the area so service should be consistent. Walkie-talkies work well for finding friends too.

What can I bring into the stage area? What can't I bring?

You can bring everything that's allowed in the campgrounds into the stage area, except your tent. We suggest bringing water and something to sit on. Backpacks, lawn chairs, blankets, drinks are all OK. No glass bottles will be allowed in the stage area or campgrounds.

What is the taping policy going to be?

Dark Star Jubilee Festival allows audio recording of the event. A Tapers section will be provided with limited area, first come, until full basis. Soundboard patches are NOT PERMITTED. Please be self-sufficient (bring your own batteries & power) and be respectful of patrons and sound crew. At any time, Dark Star Jubilee Festival may change, modify or close the taper section without warning if problems arise. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Will cameras be allowed in the concert (venue) area?

Generally yes. Avoid using your flash - most bands find it distracting and the flash won't help you in concert photography conditions anyway.

What types of vendors will be there?

The Dark Star Jubilee Festival Vendor Villages will showcase clothiers, jewelers, painters, potters, special imports, retailers and more. There will also be concessions of beverages, beers, and good eats ranging from well-prepared vegetarian to options for the carnivorous connoisseur. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we did selecting them.

General Rules:
*Come with Ticket or Money for Festival Pass:
Do not arrive empty handed.
* Respect your neighbor. We think kindness is contagious.
* NO Violence/or Weapons: Aggressive conduct towards festival patrons or staff will result in immediate ejection from event.
* NO Glass bottles: Extreme danger w/ broken glass. Do not bring glass bottles as they are subject to confiscation. Plastic containers and cans for personal consumptions only.
* NO Under Age Drinking
*** NO illegal substances
* NO Dogs:
No exceptions. Leave your pets at home. Abandoning your pet or tree-tying is unacceptable! .
* NO Fireworks: You don't want to hurt yourself or be responsible for a forest fire.
* Keep the Scene Clean: Please clean up your area during and after your stay. Recycle centers, trash containers and trash bags are readily available.
* NO Unregistered Vending: Selling of ANYTHING to anyone without prior vendor permit is prohibited.
* NO EZ-UPs or shade tents along pathways and walkways:
* Do Not Buy from unregistered vendors:
Please help us with this problem.
*** NO NITROUS - Dark Star Jubilee strictly prohibits any use of or sales of Nitrous Oxide. Nitrous and the criminal element that tends to sell Nitrous at this type of an event is a virus to our community. We ask you, the average fan, to think twice before supporting this virus that is eating away at our lovely community. The best way to chase these folks away from our scene is to cut off the demand. Please, for the sake of our festival community, DO NOT purchase or sell Nitrous Oxide.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 12:39 pm

After Dark Star Orchestra follows the summer down so many roads that all lead to the Dark Star Jubilee, our six guys and a girl will need a few weeks to patch their bones, but once summer fades into fall they'll be ready to ride, heading west for the first leg of Fall Tour 2012. After starting in Texas and taking a short swing through the southwest, DSO jets to the promised land on the coast, playing everywhere from Solano Beach to Napa, including a two-night stop at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Talk about some long, long, crazy, crazy nights! Tickets for most shows on Fall Tour 2012, as well as the Meet Me At The Jubilee Summer Tour, are available here.

After having so much fun traveling all over with their fans in the last few years (remember trips to Japan, Alaska, Amsterdam, England, Canada and just about every corner of the continental U.S.?), it's time for DSO to head to the islands for Dark Star Orchestra's Jamaican Jam In The Sand, March 1-5, 2013, at the Breezes Grand Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica. For one all-inclusive price you'll get three full 2-set DSO shows, plus an acoustic set and three nights of our friend, Keller Williams, plus ground transportation to and from the airport, all inclusive meals in a variety of restaurants, beverages, water sports and so much more, including a golf tournament hosted by Rob Koritz (greens fees extra). Rooms are filling up fast, so check here to make sure you claim yours while you can!

TOUR DATES:


DATE VENUE CITY
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Meet Me At The Jubilee Summer Tour
06/28 Ogden Theater Denver, CO
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06/29 Mishawaka Amphitheatre Bellvue, CO
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06/30 Steamboat Springs Ski Area Steamboat
Springs, CO
 
07/01 State Bridge Lodge Bond, CO
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07/03 Crossroads KC Kansas City, MO
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07/05 Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater Apple Valley, WI
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07/06 Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, WI
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07/07 Park West Chicago, IL
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07/08 Bell's Brewery Beer Garden Kalamazoo, MI
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07/10 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
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07/12 Veterans Park Amphitheater Springfield, OH  
07/13 Haddad River Park Charleston, WV  
07/14 Sunoco Theatre @ Whitaker Center Harrisburg, PA  
07/15 Highland Park Rochester, NY
TICKETS
07/17 Tupelo Music Hall White River
Junction, VT
TICKETS
07/19 Gathering Of The Vibes/Seaside Park Bridgeport, CT  
07/20 Maryland Theatre Hagerstown, MD  
07/21 All Good Music Festival/Legend Valley Thornville, OH  
08/03 Pisgah Brewing Black Mountain, NC  
08/04 Pisgah Brewing Black Mountain, NC  
08/05 Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre Wilmington, NC
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08/06 The Norva Norfolk, VA
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08/08 Bottle & Cork Dewey Beach, DE
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08/09 Bottle & Cork Dewey Beach , DE
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08/10 Peach Music Festival/Montage Mtn. Scranton, PA  
08/11 Mercer County Park West Windsor, NJ
TICKETS
Dark Star Jubilee
08/31 Legend Valley Campground Thornville, OH
Jubilee Tickets
09/01 Legend Valley Campground Thornville, OH
Jubilee Tickets
09/02 Legend Valley Campground Thornville, OH
Jubilee Tickets
Fall Tour 2012
09/27 House Of Blues Houston, TX
TICKETS
09/28 Emo's Austin, TX
TICKETS
09/29 Granada Theatre Dallas, TX
TICKETS
10/01 Sol At Santa Fe Brewing Company Santa Fe, NM
TICKETS
10/03 Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ
TICKETS
10/04 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
TICKETS
10/05 House Of Blues Las Vegas, NV
TICKETS
10/06 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
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10/08 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
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10/11 Fox Theatre Redwood City, CA
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10/12 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
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10/13 The Fillmore San Francisco. CA
TICKETS
10/14 Uptown Theater Napa, CA
TICKETS
10/16 Cargo In Comro Reno, NV
TICKETS
10/18 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
TICKETS
Dark Star's Jamaican Jam In The Sand
03/01 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
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03/02 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
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03/03 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
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03/04 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
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Tue, 07/10/2012 - 11:24 am

Summer's Here and the Time is Right to get your tickets to the Jubilee. They're dancin' in Columbus, Down in Cincinatti, Up in Cleveland...All we need is music sweet music. There'll be music all day long, there'll be swingin' swayin' great bands playin and dancin to the beats. This is an invitation across the nation, a chance for the folks to meet, there'll be laughin' and singin' and music swingin' at a place that can't be beat. Looking forward to seeing you all at Legend Valley for our very first Dark Star Jubilee.The Dark Star Jubilee will feature 3 days and nights of friends, family, camping and:3 Full Shows by Dark Star Orchestraplus very Special GuestsMickey Hart Band7 Walkers featuring Bill KreutzmannKeller WilliamsJorma KaukonenThe Infamous StringdustersIvan Neville's DumpstaphunkDonna the BuffaloDonna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff MattsonPerpetual GrooveGreat American TaxiBoomBoxCornmeal (2 Sets)Giant Panda Guerilla Dub SquadThe RagbirdsDavid GansJahman BrahmanRumpke Mountain Boys (2 Sets)The FloorwalkersThe FolkadelicsThe Ark BandThe SpikedriversMatt ReynoldsMeet You at the Jubilee!For More Info, VIP's, RV's, Vendors etc.www.darkstarjubilee.com

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 4:45 pm

As the last leaves fall on the East Coast, Dark Star Orchestra brings Fall Tour East 2012 through some familiar haunts as well as some new halls, putting Toronto, New York and DC all on the same street. The run starts with Dark Star Orchestra's first ever show on Canadian soil, a Thursday night romp at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto.From there, DSO's six guys and a girl keep playing on into December, including the traditional Thanksgiving Eve in Jim Thorpe, PA at Penn's Peak that leads into the holiday season celebration of two weekend nights at the Best Buy in the Big Apple, another December weekend at the 9:30 in Washington, DC (where Sen. Al Franken introduced the band last year), before ending in Lowell, MA. You can get all the dates with ticket info here.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 6:50 pm

Imagine you were at a Grateful Dead Show or any other concert for that matter, and you could BYOB, liquor, cooler, food, tent and camping supplies into the concert with you and set up right in front of the stage. Well, we are not sure that this has registered with you yet, but this is precisely what you can do at the Dark Star Jubilee.You may park your car right outside the concert venue entrance, carry your stuff a few hundred yards and set up your tent in the concert field right in front of the stage. Buy your ticket, pack well and create yourself a full blown festival experience for Labor Day Weekend for the cost of a ticket and supplies. Speaking of Festival Experience, check out this schedule below....just the way it should be ;)Grab your tickets here.

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 12:14 pm

The wheel is turning and before you know it, we'll be ringing in 2013, with plenty of Dark Star Orchestra to celebrate with as the Cosmic New Year's Run is now set. Our six guys and a girl will hit the road for four shows right after Christmas, returning to Baltimore, Philadelphia and Huntington, NY. Things kick off as the bus stops by Baltimore's Ram's Head Live and Philly's Electric Factory before DSO sets up camp at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington - the site of a raging Spring Tour show - where we'll ring in the New Year with a champagne toast and a show that delivers ?cosmic? in epic proportions. Grab your ducats at DSOtix.

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 9:51 am

It's just a few days before the Dark Star Orchestra heads out on Fall Tour 2012, starting Thursday, 9/28 in Texas before winding through the southwest - including a stopover in Santa Fe - leading the way to California. Our six guys and a girl have something very special up their collective sleeves for LA, then hit all the right places, including two nights at The Fillmore in San Francisco! On the way to winding up with the two night grand finale in Boulder, we'll make Reno and Salt Lake City. Tickets are available for most shows at DSOtix.

Jam In The Sand / Jubilee Offering

There are a few rooms left for Dark Star Orchestra's inaugural Jamaican Jam In Sand, March 1-5, 2013. One price gets you an all-inclusive at Breezes Grand Resort in Negril, Jamaica, along with four nights of DSO, including one special acoustic set, plus three nights of Keller Williams. And for those dedicated fans who braved it out with us through Hurricane Isaac at the Jubilee, we'd like to offer you $100 OFF your ticket purchase. Simply book your reservation and contact Island Gigs at (888) 423-7738 for $100 back from your package purchase! All you will need to tell them is your name, or the name of the person who bought your Jubilee tickets, and you will qualify for the discount- but hurry, because this offer ends in just 6 days on 10/1!

DSO Cosmic New Year

We will ring in the New Year, DSO style, with the Cosmic New Year's Run 2012 /13, winding up 2012 with two nights at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY, where we'll ring in the New Year with a champagne toast and more. As we've done before, we'll get our "cosmic" on at Baltimore's Ram's Head Live and Philly's Electric Factory the two nights before. Find your tickets here.

TOUR DATES


DATE VENUE CITY
TICKETS
 
Fall Tour 2012
09/27 House Of Blues Houston, TX
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09/28 Emo's Austin, TX
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09/29 Granada Theatre Dallas, TX
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10/01 Sol At Santa Fe Brewing Company Santa Fe, NM
TICKETS
10/03 Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ
TICKETS
10/04 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ
TICKETS
10/05 House Of Blues Las Vegas, NV
TICKETS
10/06 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
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10/08 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
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10/10 Miner's Foundry Nevada City, CA
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10/11 Fox Theatre Redwood City, CA
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10/12 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
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10/13 The Fillmore San Francisco. CA
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10/14 Uptown Theater Napa, CA
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10/16 Cargo In Comro Reno, NV
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10/18 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
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10/19 Boulder Theatre Boulder, CO
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10/20 Boulder Theatre Boulder, CO
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Fall Tour East 2012
11/15 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
TICKETS
11/16 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
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11/17 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
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11/18 Calvin Theatre Northampton, MA  
11/20 Paramount Center For The Arts Peekskill, NY
TICKETS
11/21 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
TICKETS
11/23 Best Buy Theater New York, NY
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11/24 Best Buy Theater New York, NY
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11/25 Westcott Theater Syracuse, NY
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11/27 Shea Center For The Performing Arts Wayne, NJ
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11/28 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA
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11/30 9:30 Club Washington, DC
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12/01 9:30 Club Washington, DC
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12/03 Lebanon Opera House Lebanon, NH
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12/05 The Egg Albany, NY
TICKETS
12/06/b> State Theater Portland, ME
TICKETS
12/07 The Dome at Oakdale Wallingford, CT
TICKETS
12/08 Lowell Memorial Auditorium Lowell, MA
TICKETS
Cosmic New Year's 2012-12
12/28 Ram's Head Live Baltimore, MD
TICKETS
12/29 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
TICKETS
12/30 Paramount Theatre Huntington, NY
TICKETS
12/31 Paramount Theatre Huntington, NY
TICKETS
Dark Star's Jamaican Jam In The Sand
03/01 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
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03/02 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
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03/03 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
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03/04 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
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Wed, 10/24/2012 - 11:32 am

After kicking off our Winter Tour 2013 in Minneapolis, DSO will continue through the Midwest with multiple stops in Wisconsin before hitting Chicago and Detroit. From there they'll wind a trail through Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, before heading southbound, hitting Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia on our way to Florida. Then DSO will shake off the winter chill for six shows before we spin our compass toward Jamaica. Tickets for most shows are available now at DSOtix, and all the tour info is here.

We imagine that you know all about DSO's first Jamaican Jam In The Sand, March 1-5, 2013, in Negril, Jamaica. For those of you who 'watch each card you play and play it slow' we have a deal for you. Buy your 2013 Jam in the Sand ticket package by October 31 and join members of Dark Star Orchestra on an exclusive hike to Jamaica's #1 Eco Tourist attraction, Mayfield Falls plus be automatically entered to win an extra night on us inclusive of all food and beverages! You must purchase your ticket by calling (888) 423-7738 and tell them you want in on the Dark Star Waterfall Trip! Complete Jam In The Sand ticket info can be found here.

TOUR DATES


DATE VENUE CITY
TICKETS
 
Fall Tour 2012
11/15 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ON
TICKETS
11/16 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
TICKETS
11/17 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
TICKETS
11/18 Calvin Theatre Northampton, MA  
11/20 Paramount Center For The Arts Peekskill, NY
TICKETS
11/21 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA
TICKETS
11/23 Best Buy Theater New York, NY
TICKETS
11/24 Best Buy Theater New York, NY
TICKETS
11/25 Westcott Theater Syracuse, NY
TICKETS
11/27 Shea Center For The Performing Arts Wayne, NJ
TICKETS
11/28 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA
TICKETS
11/30 9:30 Club Washington, DC
TICKETS
12/01 9:30 Club Washington, DC
TICKETS
12/03 Lebanon Opera House Lebanon, NH
TICKETS
12/05 The Egg Albany, NY
TICKETS
12/06 State Theater Portland, ME
TICKETS
12/07 The Dome at Oakdale Wallingford, CT
TICKETS
12/08 Lowell Memorial Auditorium Lowell, MA
TICKETS
Cosmic New Year's 2012-12
12/28 Ram's Head Live Baltimore, MD
TICKETS
12/29 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
TICKETS
12/30 Paramount Theatre Huntington, NY
TICKETS
12/31 Paramount Theatre Huntington, NY
TICKETS
Winter Tour 2013
01/31 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
TICKETS
01/31 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI
 
02/01 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
TICKETS
02/02 The Vic Chicago, IL
 
02/04 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
TICKETS
02/06 Buskirk-Chumley Theater Bloomington, IN
 
02/07 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
TICKETS
02/08 Madison Theater Covington, KY
 
02/09 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
TICKETS
02/10 House Of Blues Cleveland, OH
TICKETS
02/12 Carnegie Music Hall Of Homestead Munhall, PA
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02/14 The National Richmond, VA
TICKETS
02/15 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
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02/16 The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
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02/17 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA
TICKETS
02/19 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
TICKETS
02/21 Ferguson Hall Tampa, FL
TICKETS
02/22 Phillips Center Gainesville, FL
 
02/23 House Of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
TICKETS
02/24 Freebird Live Jacksonville, FL
TICKETS
02/26 Revolution Hall Fort Lauderdale, FL
TICKETS
Dark Star's Jamaican Jam In The Sand
03/01 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
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03/02 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
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03/03 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
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03/04 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 2:27 pm

Fans of the Grateful Dead have yet another reason to rejoice as the Dark Star Orchestra team has released a soundboard recording of the first set of their October 13, 2012 performance at The Fillmore in San Francisco. The night was a special one as Grateful Dead founding bassist Phil Lesh joined the band for the entire set performing everything from “Jack Straw” to “Feel Like A Stranger” with a highlight of the ‘musical sandwich’ of “Dark Star > Playin’ In the Band > The Stranger > Eyes of the World > Morning Dew > Playin’ Reprise.”

This was the first time Lesh joined DSO on stage, joining five other Dead alumni who’ve sat in with the band: Bob Weir, Donna Jean Godchaux, Bill Kreutzmann, Vince Welnick and Tom Constanten. Fans can download or stream the mastered show with Lesh joining DSO on bass at http://archive.org/details/DSO2012-10-13.SBD.flac.

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Dark Star Orchestra Tour Dates

11/15/12 Thu The Danforth Music Hall Theatre Toronto, ON

11/16/12 Fri The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY

11/17/12 Sat The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY

11/18/12 Sun Calvin Theater Northampton, MA

11/20/12 Tue Higher Ground (Ballroom) Burlington, VT

11/21/12 Wed Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA

11/23/12 Fri Best Buy Theater New York, NY

11/24/12 Sat Best Buy Theater New York, NY

11/25/12 Sun The Westcott Theater Syracuse, NY

11/27/12 Tue Shea Center at William Paterson University Wayne, NJ

11/28/12 Wed Jefferson Theater Charlottesville, VA

11/30/12 Fri 9:30 Club Washington, DC

12/01/12 Sat 9:30 Club Washington, DC

12/03/12 Mon Lebanon Opera House Lebanon, NH

12/05/12 Wed The Egg Albany, NY

12/06/12 Thu State Theatre Portland, ME

12/07/12 Fri The Dome at Oakdale Wallingford, CT

12/08/12 Sat Lowell Memorial Auditorium Lowell, MA

12/28/12 Fri Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD

12/29/12 Sat Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA

12/30/12 Sun Paramount Theatre Huntington, NY

12/31/12 Mon Paramount Theatre Huntington, NY

01/30/13 Wed First Avenue Minneapolis, MN

01/31/12 Thu Barrymore Theater Madison, WI

02/02/13 Sat Vic Theater Chicago, IL

02/04/13 Mon Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI

02/06/13 Wed Buskirk Chumley Bloomington, IN

02/07/13 Thu The Pageant St. Louis, MO

02/08/13 Fri Madison Theater Covington, KY

02/09/13 Sat Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH

02/10/13 Sun House Of Blues Cleveland, OH

02/12/13 Tue Carnegie Music Hall  Munhall, PA

02/14/13 Thu The National Richmond, VA

02/15/13 Fri The Orange Peel Asheville, NC

02/16/13 Sat The Fillmore Charlotte, NC

02/17/13 Sun Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA

02/19/13 Tue Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL

02/21/13 Thu Ferguson Hall Tampa, FL

02/22/13 Fri Phillips Center Gainesville, FL

02/23/13 Sat House of Blues Orlando, FL

02/24/12 Sun Freebird Live Jacksonville Beach, FL

02/26/13 Tue Revolution Live Fort Lauderdale, FL

03/01 – 03/05/13 Jam in the Sand Festival Negril, Jamaica

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 3:52 pm

Get out of the cold later on this winter and join us for the Jam in the Sand. This retreat to Jamaica is the perfect getaway gift for yourself and your favorite someone.We are really fired up for the Jam in the Sand. In less than 3 months we will take our band and crew to Jamaica to join some of our most loyal fans for an island experience that promises to be second to none.There are just a few beach front rooms remaining.Click Here to Book Your Spot at JAM IN THE SAND or give us a call at 888-423-7738.Your days will be spent on the beach enjoying everything the resort has to offer and the nights will be spent under the stars with Dark Star Orchestra.An ALL-INCLUSIVE trip to Jamaica! This is what you get...

  • 4 Nights at the 5-Star Breezes Grand Resort & Spa (Extra Nights Available)
  • 3 Full two-set Dark Star Orchestra shows on the Beach 1 Special Acoustic Set by Dark Star Orchestra
  • 3 Sets by Keller Williams
  • All Inclusive Resort - Jamaica Style - All meals are included from 6 Restaurants on the resort, Japanese, French, Italian, native Jamaican plus late night options and room service
  • Unlimited Liquor, Beer, Wine & Other Beverages Included
  • Airport to resort ground transportation
  • Water Sports Including: Scuba-Diving, Snorkeling right from the resort, Water-Skiing, Snorkeling Trips, Glass Bottom Boat Rides, Sailing, Wind Surfing, Kayaking and more...

For Complete info check us out at www.DSOJamInTheSand.com

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 11:50 am

Dark Star Orchestra is happy to announce the 2nd annual Dark Star Jubilee.  They could not wait until Labor Day so DSO is moving the Jubilee to Memorial Day Weekend. The festivities will take place on May 24-26, 2013 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio (30 minutes East of Columbus).The Dark Star Jubilee will operate with the same philosophy as last year where the fans, bands, and crew co-exist as one. We aspire to once again create a memorable and spiritual experience featuring 3 nights of Dark Star Orchestra, 20+ bands, 35 hours of music and 3 nights of camping.So mark your calendars, gather your friends and family and we'll 'Meet You at the Jubilee'.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 10:57 am

Dark Star Orchestra is beckoning to the spring with Spring Tour West 2013 starting in Colorado on March 28 with a rousing 4/20 conclusion set for Seattle. Along the way we'll include shows in Denver, San Diego and almost a full week around the Bay Area, while visiting some of our favorite venues as well as new ones, including Club Nokia in L.A. Tickets for most shows are available now at DSOtix.

Jamaica: Don't Miss Out!

There has already been enough cold rain and snow to last a full Winter, so get away from it all and grab one of the few remaining rooms for Dark Star's Jamaican Jam In The Sand, March 1-5 at the all-inclusive Breezes resort in Negril, Jamaica, for more info go to www.dsojaminthesand.com. Once you book the trip you can leave your cash at home, so act now by calling (888) 423-7738, or just click here.

Jubilee 2013 Announced

The 2nd Annual Dark Star Jubilee at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio (30 minutes East of Columbus) was such a great time, with the fans, bands, and crew co-existing as one, that it put the "Legend" in the Valley, so we're doing it again. We can't wait to gather with you again, so we moved it to Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2013, and once again we'll feature three nights of Dark Star Orchestra, 20+ bands, 35 hours of music and three nights of camping. Early Bird tickets will go on sale soon, so mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and we'll "Meet You at the Jubilee!"

TOUR DATES:

DATE VENUE CITY
TICKETS
 
Winter Tour 2013
01/30 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
TICKETS
01/31 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI
 
02/01 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
TICKETS
02/02 The Vic Chicago, IL
 
02/04 Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
TICKETS
02/06 Buskirk-Chumley Theater Bloomington, IN
 
02/07 The Pageant St. Louis, MO
TICKETS
02/08 Madison Theater Covington, KY
TICKETS
02/09 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
TICKETS
02/10 House Of Blues Cleveland, OH
TICKETS
02/12 Carnegie Music Hall Of Homestead Munhall, PA
TICKETS
02/14 The National Richmond, VA
TICKETS
02/15 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
TICKETS
02/16 The Fillmore Charlotte, NC
TICKETS
02/17 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA
TICKETS
02/19 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL
TICKETS
02/21 Ferguson Hall Tampa, FL
TICKETS
02/22 Phillips Center Gainesville, FL
 
02/23 House Of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
TICKETS
02/24 Freebird Live Jacksonville, FL
TICKETS
02/26 Revolution Hall Fort Lauderdale, FL
TICKETS
Dark Star's Jamaican Jam In The Sand
03/01 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
Reservations
03/02 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
Reservations
03/03 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
Reservations
03/04 Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril, Jamaica
Reservations
Spring Tour West 2013
03/28 Vilar Center Beaver Creek, CO
TICKETS
03/29 Wheeler Opera House Aspen CO
TICKETS
03/30 Ogden Theater Denver, CO
TICKETS
04/03 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
TICKETS
04/04 Club Nokia Los Angeles, CA
TICKETS
04/05 Fox Performing Arts Center Riverside, CA
TICKETS
04/06 Canyon Club Agoura Hills, CA
TICKETS
04/10 Sweetwater Music Hall Mill Valley, CA
TICKETS
04/11 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
04/12 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
04/13 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA  
04/15 Eureka Theater Eureka, CA
TICKETS
04/17 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR
TICKETS
04/18 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
TICKETS
04/19 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
TICKETS
04/20 The Showbox At Market Seattle, WA
TICKETS
2nd Annual Dark Star Jubilee
05/24 Legend Valley Thornville, OH  
05/25 Legend Valley Thornville, OH  
05/26 Legend Valley Thornville, OH  

 

Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:49 am

Fresh in from its debut international Jam in the Sand festival in Negril, Jamaica, Dark Star Orchestra announces today the offering of yet another intimate experience for its fans. ‘DSO High School’ is a week-long retreat at Full Moon Resort in the Catskills August 5 – 9 offering an exclusive curriculum with workshops, activities, lessons as well as three Dark Star Orchestra shows. DSO takes you back to school as part of the Music Masters Camp series where educational, recreational and artistic workshops fill the days and nights including such ‘classwork’ as: -‘Touring with the Dead’ - Donna Jean Godchaux sharing stories of playing and touring with the Grateful Dead during her years with the band from 1972-1979.-‘Grateful Dead Pianists’ - Go in depth with Rob Barraco on the various piano styles of Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Tom Constantine, Keith Godchaux, Brent Mydland, Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick.-‘Tapers 101’ - An in-depth listening session with Grateful Dead recording engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson, with archivist and DSO member Rob Eaton as never-before-heard master reel tapes will be unearthed, played and discussed.Additional offerings include detailed music lessons and interactive jams with members of Dark Star Orchestra including DSO’s drummers, guitarists Rob Eaton and Jeff Mattson, harmonizing with Donna Jean, Rob Barraco and Lisa Mackey and many others.DSO High School packages are available now and include catered food, a variety of accommodations from upscale lodging to tent camping at Full Moon Resorts which is located one half hour west of Woodstock, New York. A $200 discount is available for Early-Bird signups now through April 1. Complete information is available at http://highschool.darkstarorchestra.net.Additionally, the 2nd annual Dark Star Jubilee Festival, scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, has added new artists to the multi-day camping festival. The additions include JGB featuring Melvin Seals, David Gans, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and Cabinet who join the event featuring 3 nights of Dark Star Orchestra, Mickey Hart Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Wailers, The New Orleans Suspects Featuring Paul and Fred from Little Feat, The Werks, Greensky Bluegrass, Donna Jean Godchaux Band featuring Jeff Mattson, Pimps of Joytime, Marco Benevento, Elephant Revival, John Brown’s Body and more. Early Bird tickets for the Dark Star Jubilee are available through 5 PM Monday, March 18. Complete festival details are online at www.darkstarjubilee.comRecreating the Grateful Dead spirit like no other band can, DSO is rapidly approaching the ‘event horizon’, a line where they’ll have played as many shows as the Dead did in 30 years – in nearly half the time. Touring for over 15 years and nearing 2200 performances (The Grateful Dead ended somewhere in the mid-2300 range), Dark Star Orchestra announces today a plethora of summer tour dates with the addition of these shows:6/28      Mishawaka Amphitheater – Bellvue, CO6/29      State Bridge Lodge – Bond, CO6/30      State Bridge Lodge – Bond, CO7/2        Crossroads Kansas City – Kansas City, KS7/3        Simon Estes Amphitheater – Des Moines, IA7/4        Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI7/5        Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater – Minneapolis, MN7/6        Park West - Chicago, IL7/8        Veteran’s Park Amphitheater – Springfield, OH (free show)7/20      Great South  Bay Music Festival – Patchogue, NY7/25      Gathering of the Vibes – Bridgeport, CT7/26      Showboat Atlantic City – Atlantic City, NJ7/27      The Hamilton – Washington D.C.7/30      Bottle & Cork – Dewey Beach, DE7/31      Bottle & Cork – Dewey Beach, DE 8/1        Bear's Picnic -- Laurelton, PA8/2        NorVa - Norfolk, VA8/3        Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park – Chesterfield, VA8/5        DSO High School - Full Moon Resort – Big Indian, NY8/6        DSO High School - Full Moon Resort – Big Indian, NY8/7        DSO High School - Full Moon Resort – Big Indian, NY8/8        DSO High School - Full Moon Resort – Big Indian, NY8/9        DSO High School - Full Moon Resort – Big Indian, NY8/10      Pier Six -- Baltimore, MD8/11      Jefferson Theater -- Charlottesville, VA8/14      Greenfield Amphitheater - Wilmington, NC8/15      Ziggy's - Winston Salem, NC8/16      Pisgah Brewing – Black Mountain, NC8/17      Pisgah Brewing – Black Mountain, NC

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 1:13 pm

Finishing up their Spring West Coast tour this weekend in Seattle on 4/20, Dark Star Orchestra today announce plans for the 2nd annual Jam in the Sand event. This all-inclusive weekend will be held at the Breezes Grand Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica from February 28 to March 4, 2014. A limited amount of Jam in the Sand packages are available now – with complete details available at http://www.dsojaminthesand.com.Each Jam in the Sand package includes:

  • 4 Nights at the 5-Star Breezes Grand Resort & Spa
  • 3 Full 2-Set Dark Star Orchestra shows on the Beach
  • 1 Special Acoustic Set by Dark Star Orchestra
  • Special Guest Artist to be announced
  • All Inclusive Resort - Jamaican Style
  • Everyone's a VIP
  • All meals are included from 6 Restaurants on the resort, Japanese, French, Italian, native Jamaican plus late night options
  • Bottomless Beverages Included - Liquor, Beer, Wine Champagne, Frozen Island specialties etc
  • Airport to resort ground transportation
  • Water Sports Including: Scuba-Diving, Snorkeling right from the resort, Water-Skiing, Snorkeling Trips, Glass Bottom Boat Rides, Sailing, Wind Surfing, Kayaking and more...
  • Activities including: Yoga, Tennis, Jamaican Mixology and Cooking Classes, Tie-Dye Instruction and much more
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:13 am

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. Bassist Kevin Rosen is the longest running member of Dark Star Orchestra having performed over 2000 of the bands live shows since forming the group with a four-night stand at Martyrs’ in Chicago in November 1997.Citing health issues of his aging mother and a need for an extended break from touring, Rosen will perform at the band’s 2ndannual Dark Star Jubilee Festival before finishing his low end duties for DSO at the June 1 tour-ending performance at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Portsmouth, NH.A variety of bassists have stepped up to fill the vital role beginning with Skip Vangelas filling in May 9 – 14. Skip played with DSO rhythm guitarist/vocalist Rob Eaton in the NJ-based Border Legion and filled in on bass for four DSO Colorado shows in the Spring of 2001. Kevin returns to the road to handle the low end from May 15 to June 1. Starting with DSO’s summer tour, bassist Jim Allard will fill in as Dark Star Orchestra bassist staring June 28 through the summer tour dates.Kevin’s note to Dark Star Orchestra fans and his band mates:Dear friends,After all my years of touring with Dark Star Orchestra, I find myself in need of an extended break from life on the road.  In addition, my mother’s declining health makes it even more important to be home at this time.For the first five shows of our May tour,  our good friend, Skip Vengelas will be filling the bass role.  I will be returning for the rest of the tour, culminating with my last performance at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on June 1.  Please know that I am leaving with a heavy heart.I would like to thank all of the fans for your support throughout the years.   I would also like to express my gratitude to all the members of the DSO family.   Over the years,  you have become my family.  It has been one of the great pleasures of my life to be a part of DSO and I know that I am going to miss it.  I will surely miss my band mates, all of my friends in the audience and the many great people I have met along the way. Rest assured that the train will keep on rolling and the bass position will be in capable hands for years to come.May all of your days be good ones!Peace –Kevin Rosen

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 1:00 pm

The members of Dark Star Orchestra have expanded the curriculum for the first ever DSO High School Retreat! Check out some of the detailed classes and workshops being offered at this years DSO High School.So come join Dark Star Orchestra in nature for four days and nights of live performances, imaginative band and crew workshops, master classes, presentations and interactive jams... and of course, an inside look into the Grateful Dead's brilliant approach to music.The Guitar Style of Jerry GarciaAs Taught by Jeff MattsonDark Star Orchestra lead guitarist Jeff Mattson will be conducting workshops that will examine the intricacies of the guitar style of Jerry Garcia. He will cover topics including:

  • Use Of Modes
  • Playing Over Chord Changes
  • Chordal Soloing
  • Soloing With Harmonics
  • Hybrid Flatpicking/Fingerpicking
  • Atonal Playing (Taking It "Out")
  • Use Of Effect Pedals
  • Explanation Of The Onboard Effects Loop
  • General Equipment Discussion - Jerry's Gear Over The Years

Jeff will also offer a Jerry Garcia Master Class for more advanced students (although all will be invited). Jeff will have students play and he will critique their playing and offer suggestions.Wonderful And Wacky World Of WeirBrought To You By Rob EatonIn this class Rob will display and explain his understanding of Bob's technique and all aspects of his sound and gear with a focus on chord voicing. Rob will also offer a few private lessons to those first to sign up.

Wed, 07/10/2013 - 10:11 am

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. Finally, making stops in Vegas and Salt Lake before wrapping up in late October with three nights in Boulder! Tickets for most shows are at DSO Tix.

Fall Tour West 2013

9/27/13 Pink Garter Theatre Jackson Hole WY TICKETS
9/28/13 Emerson Cultural Center Bozeman MT TICKETS
9/29/13 Wilma Theater Missoula MT TICKETS
10/1/13 Bing Crosby Theater Spokane WA  
10/3/13 Showbox At Market Seattle WA TICKETS
10/4/13 Admiral Theatre Bremerton WA  
10/5/13 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR TICKETS
10/5/13 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR TICKETS
10/9/13 Miners Foundry Nevada City CA  
10/10/13 Mystic Theater Petaluma CA TICKETS
10/11/13 The Fillmore San Francisco CA TICKETS
10/12/13 The Fillmore San Francisco CA TICKETS
10/14/13 Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo CA TICKETS
10/15/13 Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas NV TICKETS
10/17/13 The Depot Salt Lake City UT TICKETS
10/18/13 Fox Theatre Boulder CO TICKETS
10/19/13 Fox Theatre Boulder CO TICKETS
10/20/13 Fox Theatre Boulder CO TICKETS

 

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 6:35 pm

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. In between DSO will return to Burlington's Higher Ground for two nights, swing past Penn's Peak for Thanksgiving Eve and then spend the weekend on Broadway in New York City's Best Buy Theater, before blowing the roof off the Tarrytown Music Hall for two nights. The complete schedule is here and most shows are available from DSO Tix.

Fall Tour East 2013

11/13/13 Town Ballroom Buffalo NY TICKETS
11/14/13 Danforth Music Hall Toronto ON TICKETS
11/15/13 Reg Lenna Civic Center Jamestown NY TICKETS
11/16/13 Palace Albany Albany NY TICKETS
11/18/13 Higher Ground South Burlington VT TICKETS
11/19/13 Higher Ground South Burlington VT TICKETS
11/21/13 State Theatre Portland ME TICKETS
11/22/13 Toyota Presents Oakdale Wallingford CT TICKETS
11/23/13 Calvin Theatre Northampton MA TICKETS
11/24/13 Chubb Theater at Capitol Center Concord NH TICKETS
11/26/13 Palace Theatre Syracuse NY TICKETS
11/27/13 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe PA TICKETS
11/29/13 Best Buy Theater New York NY TICKETS
11/30/13 Best Buy Theater New York NY TICKETS
12/1/13 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown NY  
12/2/13 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown NY  
12/4/13 State Theatre State College PA  

 

Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:39 pm

Dark Star Orchestra has announced it will ring in 2014 by returning to Huntington, NY's The Paramount for two nights, December 30 and 31. In the days leading up to this two-day Cosmic New Year's celebration, the band will also make stops at The National in Richmond, VA plus Philly's Electric Factory, with tickets for all four shows available at DSO Tix. Start making plans now and stay tuned for info on hotel deals to complete your Cosmic New Year trip to Long Island!

 

Fall Tour West 2013
 

9/27/13 Pink Garter Theatre Jackson Hole WY TICKETS
9/28/13 Emerson Cultural Center Bozeman MT TICKETS
9/29/13 Wilma Theater Missoula MT TICKETS
10/1/13 Bing Crosby Theater Spokane WA TICKETS
10/3/13 Showbox At Market Seattle WA TICKETS
10/4/13 Admiral Theatre Bremerton WA  
10/5/13 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR TICKETS
10/6/13 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR TICKETS
10/9/13 Miners Foundry Nevada City CA TICKETS
10/10/13 Mystic Theater Petaluma CA TICKETS
10/11/13 The Fillmore San Francisco CA TICKETS
10/12/13 The Fillmore San Francisco CA TICKETS
10/14/13 Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo CA TICKETS
10/15/13 Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas NV TICKETS
10/17/13 The Depot Salt Lake City UT TICKETS
10/18/13 Fox Theatre Boulder CO TICKETS
10/19/13 Fox Theatre Boulder CO TICKETS
10/20/13 Fox Theatre Boulder CO TICKETS



Fall Tour East 2013




11/13/13 Town Ballroom Buffalo NY TICKETS
11/14/13 Danforth Music Hall Toronto ON TICKETS
11/15/13 Reg Lenna Civic Center Jamestown NY TICKETS
11/16/13 Palace Albany Albany NY TICKETS
11/18/13 Higher Ground S. Burlington VT TICKETS
11/19/13 Higher Ground S. Burlington VT TICKETS
11/21/13 State Theatre Portland ME TICKETS
11/22/13 Toyota Presents Oakdale Wallingford CT TICKETS
11/23/13 Calvin Theatre Northampton MA TICKETS
11/24/13 Chubb Theater at Capitol Center Concord NH TICKETS
11/26/13 Palace Theatre Syracuse NY TICKETS
11/27/13 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe PA TICKETS
11/29/13 Best Buy Theater New York NY TICKETS
11/30/13 Best Buy Theater New York NY TICKETS
12/1/13 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown NY  
12/2/13 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown NY  
12/4/13 State Theatre State College PA  
12/5/13 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville VA TICKETS
12/6/13 9:30 Club Washington DC TICKETS



Cosmic New Years 2013-14 




12/28/13 The National Richmond VA TICKETS
12/29/13 Electric Factory Philadelphia PA TICKETS
12/30/13 The Paramount Huntington NY TICKETS
12/31/13 The Paramount Huntington NY TICKETS

 

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 4:29 pm

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. Joining the host band this year will be legendary roots reggae band, Steel Pulse and Baltimore’s recently reunited, The Bridge.For over 15 years and more than 2200 shows played, Dark Star Orchestra has embodied the Grateful Dead’s live experience. Multiple members of the Grateful Dead as well as their soundman of nearly three decades have praised their performances – alongside critics from NPR, Rolling Stone and USA Today.Grammy award-winning reggae band Steel Pulse has been true to their roots for over 35 years. One of Bob Marley's favorites, the band has maintained a sense of fierce integrity as it strives to get the message of love and justice across to all people. The Grammy-winning band released a number of highly acclaimed albums and embarked on numerous world tours which have included shows in every continent.  Steel Pulse have also been active in a variety of charitable works throughout the years including generating funds for the hurricane victims of Jamaica and New Orleans as well as their most recent project; funding the building and installation of solar panels for a hospital and clinic in earthquake stricken Haiti.A fan favorite at both festivals and clubs for more than a decade, The Bridge are back at it after a short-lived departure in 2011. Reuniting for 2013’s All Good Music Festival, the band has been playing out new songs that show even more promise for their continued future.  Jam in the Sand II offers attendees:- 3 full 2-set performances and 1 special acoustic performance from Dark Star Orchestra right on the beach- 2 full set performances from Steel Pulse and The Bridge right on the beach- 4 nights at the 5-Star Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa, an all-inclusive resort that includes 1) All meals from any of the six restaurants on resort grounds (Japanese, French, Italian, Jamaican, late night options and more) 2) Bottomless beverages including liquor, beer, wine, champagne and frozen island specialties3) Water sports such as Scuba-Diving, Snorkeling right from the resort, Water-Skiing, Snorkeling Trips, Glass Bottom Boat Rides, Sailing, Wind Surfing, Kayaking and more4) Activities such as Yoga, Tennis, Jamaican Mixology and Cooking Classes, Tie-Dye Instruction and more5) Airport to resort ground transportation6) No need to carry cash! There is no tipping... guests book their flight, purchase the Jam in the Sand package, and the deal is done!Registration is available now and attendees can book online at http://reservations.islandgigs.com/-pl-3-.htm or by phone at 888-423-7738 For further information on Jam in the Sand, please visit www.dsojaminthesand.com.

Fri, 10/11/2013 - 10:46 am

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. Vangelas previously played with Dark Star Orchestra guitarist/vocalist Rob Eaton in the band Border Legion and was briefly in DSO himself in 2001.In addition to the bassist announcement, Dark Star Orchestra this week released numerous live, soundboard recordings of the band mastered by Rob Eaton on the band’s Nugs.net / LiveDownloads.com page here. DSO is offering a streaming version of their 17-minute plus take on ‘Turn On Your Lovelight’ recorded May 26, 2013 at the 2nd Annual Dark Star Jubilee Festival that took place at Legend Valley over Memorial Day weekend. The ‘Lovelight’ recording can be found here.As the band performs their 2250th performance this weekend at a two-night stand at San Francisco’s The Fillmore, DSO’s show count lays less than 100 shows away from eclipsing the approximately 2318 shows that the original Grateful Dead did over 30 years. Their Fall Tour West continues throughout California before wrapping up with a three-night stand at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO.Tour Dates:Fri 10/11/13                   San Francisco, CA        The Fillmore             Sat 10/12/13                  San Francisco, CA        The Fillmore             Mon 10/14/13                San Luis Obispo, CA     Performing Arts Center         Tue 10/15/13                 Las Vegas, NV  Hard Rock Cafe                   Thu 10/17/13                 Salt Lake City, UT          The Depot                Fri 10/18/13                   Boulder, CO      Fox Theatre              Sat 10/19/13                  Boulder, CO      Fox Theatre              Sun 10/20/13                 Boulder, CO      Fox Theatre              Wed 11/13/13                Buffalo, NY       The Town Ballroom                Thu 11/14/13                 Toronto, ON      The Danforth Music Hall        Fri 11/15/13                   Jamestown, NY Reg Lenna Civic Center         Sat 11/16/13                  Albany, NY       Palace Theatre         Mon 11/18/13                South Burlington, VT     Higher Ground          Tue 11/19/13                 South Burlington, VT     Higher Ground          Thu 11/21/13                 Portland, ME     State Theatre            Fri 11/22/13                   Wallingford, CT Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre            Sat 11/23/13                  Northampton, MA          Calvin Theater          Sun 11/24/13                 Concord, NH     Chubb Theatre          Tue 11/26/13                 Syracuse, NY    Palace Theatre         Wed 11/27/13                Jim Thorpe, PA Penn's Peak             Fri 11/29/13                   New York, NY   Best Buy Theater                  Sat 11/30/13                  New York, NY   Best Buy Theater                   Sun 12/01/13                 Tarrytown, NY   The Tarrytown Music Hall                  Mon 12/02/13                Tarrytown, NY   The Tarrytown Music Hall                  Wed 12/04/13                State College, PA          State Theatre            Thu 12/05/13                 Charlottesville, VA         Jefferson Theater                 Fri 12/06/13                   Washington, DC            9:30 Club                 Sat 12/07/13                  Washington, DC            9:30 Club                 Sat 12/28/13                  Richmond, VA   The National             Sun 12/29/13                 Philadelphia, PA            Electric Factory        Mon 12/30/13                Huntington, NY  The Paramount         Tue 12/31/13                 Huntington, NY  The Paramount

Wed, 10/23/2013 - 10:26 am

Once again, Dark Star Orchestra kicks off the New Year in the cold reaches of the Upper Midwest, starting Winter Tour 2014 in Minneapolis before winding its way south with stops in Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Charlotte and Atlanta to name a few, until wrapping up with four nights in Florida. Then it's off to Negril for our late winter-summer holiday; Dark Star's Jamaican Jam In The Sand II featuring 4 nights of DSO, Steel Pulse, The Bridge and all you can eat, drink and sport along the beach and in the ocean. The complete schedule is on the Dark Star Orchestra Tour Page, with tickets for most shows available from DSOtix. If you're looking for tickets for Fall Tour East or the Cosmic New Year's shows, you'll find them here.

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Fall Tour East 2013

11/13/13

Town Ballroom

Buffalo

NY

TICKETS

11/14/13

Danforth Music Hall

Toronto

ON

TICKETS

11/15/13

Reg Lenna Civic Center

Jamestown

NY

TICKETS

11/16/13

Palace Albany

Albany

NY

TICKETS

11/18/13

Higher Ground

S. Burlington

VT

TICKETS

11/19/13

Higher Ground

S. Burlington

VT

TICKETS

11/21/13

State Theatre

Portland

ME

TICKETS

11/22/13

Toyota Presents Oakdale

Wallingford

CT

TICKETS

11/23/13

Calvin Theatre

Northampton

MA

TICKETS

11/24/13

Chubb Theater at Capitol Center

Concord

NH

TICKETS

11/26/13

Palace Theatre

Syracuse

NY

TICKETS

11/27/13

Penn's Peak

Jim Thorpe

PA

TICKETS

11/29/13

Best Buy Theater

New York

NY

TICKETS

11/30/13

Best Buy Theater

New York

NY

TICKETS

12/1/13

Tarrytown Music Hall

Tarrytown

NY

 

12/2/13

Tarrytown Music Hall

Tarrytown

NY

 

12/4/13

State Theatre

State College

PA

 

12/5/13

Jefferson Theater

Charlottesville

VA

TICKETS

12/6/13

9:30 Club

Washington

DC

TICKETS

12/7/13

9:30 Club

Washington

DC

TICKETS

Cosmic New Years 2013-14 

12/28/13

The National

Richmond

VA

TICKETS

12/29/13

Electric Factory

Philadelphia

PA

TICKETS

12/30/13

The Paramount

Huntington

NY

TICKETS

12/31/13

The Paramount

Huntington

NY

TICKETS

Winter Tour 2014

1/29/14

First Avenue

Minneapolis

MN

TICKETS

1/30/14

Barrymore Theatre

Madison

WI

TICKETS

1/31/14

The Vic

Chicago

IL

TICKETS

2/1/14

Pabst Theater

Milwaukee

WI

TICKETS

2/3/14

Majestic Theatre

Detroit

MI

TICKETS

2/5/14

Madison Theater

Covington

KY

TICKETS

2/6/14

The Pageant

St. Louis

MO

TICKETS

2/7/14

Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre

Indianapolis

IN

TICKETS

2/8/14

Newport Music Hall

Columbus

OH

 

2/9/14

House Of Blues

Cleveland

OH

TICKETS

2/11/14

The Kentucky Theatre

Lexington

KY

 

2/12/14

Cannery Ballroom

Nashville

TN

TICKETS

2/14/14

The Fillmore

Charlotte

NC

TICKETS

2/15/14

The Orange Peel

Asheville

NC

TICKETS

2/16/14

Variety Playhouse

Atlanta

GA

TICKETS

2/18/14

Iron City

Birmingham

AL

TICKETS

2/20/14

Music Farm

Charleston

SC

TICKETS

2/21/14

Plaza Live

Orlando

FL

TICKETS

2/22/14

Jannus Live

St. Petersburg

FL

TICKETS

2/23/14

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

Ponte Vedra Beach

FL

TICKETS

2/25/14

Revolution Live Outdoors

Ft. Lauderdale

FL

 

Jamaican Jam In The Sand II

2/28/14

Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa

Negril

Jamaica

RESERVATIONS

3/1/14

Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa

Negril

Jamaica

 
Tue, 11/26/2013 - 9:20 am

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.
With an additional two dozen acts to be added in the future, starting Tuesday, December 3 the Jubilee is offering pre-sale 3-day tickets for a discounted rate of $99, marking over $50 off the gate price. VIP packages will be made available for $199 and offer a premium festival experience.
Complete available Dark Star Jubilee festival information is available at www.darkstarjubilee.com.

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 5:27 pm

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! The band had a record year, with many highlights including the first ever Jam In The Sand in Jamaica, and the second installment of Dark Star's very own festival, the Dark Star Jubilee, both of which will take place again in 2014.2013 saw the departure of bassist Kevin Rosen and the entrance of Skip Vangelas as a full time member of the band. Skip and the rest of Dark Star Orchestra are thrilled to be back at The Paramount in Huntington, NY to ring in the New Year once again, and hope that you will join them as they get ready for a bright 2014. A limited amount of tickets remain for our two-night celebration – get yours now!As Jerry once said, "the live show is still our main thing", and Dark Star Orchestra will be out on the road in 2014 coming to a city near you! 

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 12:12 pm

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 Dark Star Jubilee at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, May 23-25!  After they've met you at the Jubilee, DSO will swing back East celebrating springtime at Penn's Peak and other hot spots. Tour closes as they double down with shows at Brooklyn Bowl and the Hampton Beach Casino.  Be sure to check out the full tour schedule for dates, grab your tix through their Fan Club Ticketing and be on the lookout for a major Jubilee lineup announcement coming real soon!

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:29 am

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

Galactic

Keller Williams with More Than A Little

New Riders of the Purple Sage

The Wailers (performing the Bob Marley album Legend in its entirety)

Anders Osborne

The Werks

Toubab Krewe

Cornmeal

UV Hippo

Rumpke Mountain Boys

The Ragbirds

Aliver Hall

plus additional artists still to be announced

The Dark Star Jubilee features an intimate setting within hallowed and historic grounds, offering up nearly 36 hours of music, all with non-overlapping sets. The stages are set up side by side allowing fans to see and hear the entirety of each and every artist listed on the lineup without having to hike between stages or choose between bands.

Attendees can camp within the concert bowl, a few hundred feet from the stage, making the experience that much more up close and personal. The Erie Reader summed up the Jubilee experience well with this passage from its review of the 2013 event: “Along with that certain electricity in the air that comes at the front of every good, long outdoor music fest, some of the first things I encountered when arriving on the Valley's grounds last weekend were a noticeable lack of hassles, a noticeable abundance of playful little kids, and a whole lot of friendly Deadheads – all there to share in the getting-down.”

Having just welcomed a new member and celebrated their 16th anniversary, Dark Star Orchestra have an exciting year ahead of them with a return to Jamaica and the oncoming milestone of surpassing the Grateful Dead’s 2318 shows played. Ever committed, the band has been endorsed by critics, fans and even all the living members of the Grateful Dead themselves have joined and played with DSO on stage. A quote by their own soundman of three decades Dan Healy puts it clear as he once said of DSO: “I can close my eyes and go back 30 years”.

Drawing from the vast Gospel and R&B scene of Richmond, VA, Keller Williams with More Than A Little is blazing new ground in the world of funk. Keller describes the project as, “funking up some of my favorite songs mixed with some interesting, familiar covers done the ‘More Than A Little Way.’ I’m proud to say that this band brings it. It’s no typical white boy funk that one may expect from this typical white boy.”

Dark Star Jubilee tickets are available now with discounted ‘Early Bird’ tickets for a 3-day GA festival pass for $109 ($40 off gate price) and for ‘Good Lovin’ VIP’ festival admission at $225 ($65 off gate price). ‘Little Star Kids’ is a $25 ticket for pre-registered children ages 4-12, who must be accompanied by a festival ticket-holding adult. Festival attendees ages three and under are free while youth above age 13 must have a full price festival pass. Gates open at noon Friday, May 23. Complete ticket options with pricing are available at www.darkstarjubilee.com.

For complete information on the Dark Star Jubilee, please visit www.darkstarjubilee.com.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:17 am

For each of the next 3 weeks we'll give you the heads up on the order of bands for each day, Friday, Saturday, then Sunday. This will get you prepped for the flow of the music that you will experience at the Jubilee. We are thrilled to have so many great acts join the celebration.  So it's Friday, May 23 and you've got your "Ship of Fools" together (see below for contest), you are finishing your pack of supplies, food and party favors to get you through the weekend and you are off to the races. It's a straight shot from any direction to Legend Valley….Truckin' On to the Jubilee. You arrive to smilin' faces and a warm welcome from our staff made up of the likes of you, they guide you to the up close and personal camping spots right inside the concert venue, and you begin to set up camp… well maybe you catch one before you get started. Your camp is set, the excitement builds and the music approaches… and bam, the journey begins:"Ship of Fools" ContestOnly 2 days left to enter! We want to know: Who is in your 'Ship of Fools'? Or who are the friends, family & comrades that make up your 'festival family'? Post a photo of you with them together: at the Jubilee, another festival or elsewhere.How to enter our 'Ship of Fools' contest:1.) LIKE the Dark Star Jubilee Facebook page.2.) POST your 'Ship of Fools' photo to the Dark Star Orchestra OR Dark Star Jubilee Facebook wall.3.) SHARE your image with friends to get them to like it! (the more likes on your photo, the better your chances)4.) WAIT to see if you are the Grand Prize winner!

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:17 am

On August 1, 1973 The Band opened for Grateful Dead on Jerry Garcia’s 31st birthday, making for one of the most memorable nights in American rock & roll history. On Friday, August 1 of this year, forty-one years later, Dark Star Orchestra and The Band tribute act, The Weight will be recreating this entire show for “A Very Jerry Birthday Jam” at Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park. This marks only the third time in over sixteen years of playing together that Dark Star Orchestra has announced in advance which show they will be recreating.

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 8:07 am

Dark Star Orchestra and All Good Presents announce today the return of the Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival to Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, just 30 minutes east of Columbus, on Memorial Day Weekend May 22 - 24. Hosted and curated by Dark Star Orchestra, world-renowned re-creators of the Grateful Dead live experience, this fourth annual Jubilee festival features these artists: 
 
Dark Star Orchestra (3 nights)

Los Lobos

Railroad Earth

Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Peter Rowan's Twang an' Groove

Keller and The Keels

Steep Canyon Rangers

Melvin Seals & JGB

Jeff Austin Band

The Weight: Playing Songs of The Band

Moonalice

Kung Fu

Mattson / Barraco & Friends

The Nth Power

Owsley County

The Ark Band

Matt Reynolds
 
Celebrating their 17th year performing, Dark Star Orchestra has now played more Grateful Dead shows than the Grateful Dead themselves. Their performances have been endorsed by critics and fans, and the band has played alongside every living member of the original Grateful Dead as well as toured with their soundman of nearly three decades (“I can close my eyes and go back 30 years”).

More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they’ve repeatedly disproven that title—Los Lobos isn’t “just another” anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots. The band has a special place in the hearts of Deadheads nationwide as the band opened up numerous shows for the Grateful Dead in the late 1980s.
 
Railroad Earth has released six critically acclaimed studio albums and one hugely popular live one called, “Elko.” They’ve also amassed a huge and loyal fan base who turn up to support them in every corner of the country, taking advantage of the band’s liberal taping and photo policy.
 
Over a number of records and tireless touring and unforgettable performances at such festivals as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Robert Randolph & The Family Band have won an expanding and passionate fan base. 
 
Dark Star Jubilee Early Bird tickets are available now for the discounted rate on a 3-day GA festival pass at $119 ($50 off gate price) and for ‘Good Lovin’ VIP’ festival admission at $245 ($75 off gate price). ‘Little Star Kids’ is a $25 ticket for pre-registered children ages 4-12, who must be accompanied by a festival ticket-holding adult ($15 off gate price). Festival attendees ages three and under are free while youth above age 13 must have a full price festival pass. Gates open at noon Friday, May 22. Complete ticket options with pricing are available at http://www.darkstarjubilee.com/get-tickets.

For complete information on the Dark Star Jubilee, please visit http://www.darkstarjubilee.com.

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 3:04 pm

Later this weekend, on Sun. Feb. 8, Dark Star Orchestra’s performance at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO will be offered via free live stream from Yahoo Screens. The stream starts at 9 PM EST (8 PM CST) this Sunday. Interested Deadheads can bookmark this page: https://bit.ly/1ynUZyy as the stream will launch from that online portal.

Yahoo Screen in collaboration with Live Nation are providing the global live stream for everyone to check out the performance at no charge.

Dark Star Orchestra’s winter tour kicks off tonight in Chicago at the Vic Theater.  Complete Dark Star Orchestra tourdates are available at http://www.darkstarorchestra.net/tour-dates.

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 10:37 am

Dark Star Orchestra comes to The Capitol Theatre this Friday and Saturday to demonstrate why they are revered as one of today's most exciting, loyal, and dedicated Grateful Dead tributes!

Friday night's DSO setlist is a complete surprise with Saturday night honoring the Grateful Dead's March 29, 1990 show featuring iconic saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Joined by former of Ratdog saxophonist Kenny Brooks, this highly-sought after set list includes a stunning "Dark Star" and a gorgeous journey into a glorious "Eyes of the World."

We've continued to partner with our friends at nugs.net to host the webcasts, and a Webcast+MP3 bundle will be available for purchase. Fans can visit nugs.tv for more information. The direct link to order the Dark Star Orchestra webcast is http://bit.ly/1clEteW

If you can't make it in person, turn on your lovelight, turn up the volume, and enjoy two crazy, crazy nights from the comfort of your home! Fellow Deadheads, your weekend comes to you, straight from The Cap!

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:39 pm

After the third beach-bumming, sun-soaking, toe-tapping, great time was had earlier this year, Dark Star Orchestra & Island Gigs will once again host DSO’s Jamaican Jam in the Sand. The event’s fourth incarnation is being heldat a new location: the all-Inclusive, newly remodeled Jewel Paradise Cove Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica from January 19 – 23, 2016.

Rated Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in Caribbean by TripAdvisor in 2014, Jewel Paradise Cover Resort features luxurious accommodations from guest rooms to butler-service suites in newly remodeled rooms. The completely redesigned, adult-only oceanfront retreat on Jamaica’s north coast now features world-class services centered on an all-inclusive health, spa and fitness theme. Jam is the Sand is offering $200 off per room for the first 75 rooms booked; complete details are available at www.DSOJaminthesand.com
 
Jam in the Sand IV offers attendees:
4 Nights at the Jewel Paradise Cove Resort
3 Full two-Set Dark Star Orchestra shows
1 Special Acoustic Set by Dark Star Orchestra
Steve Kimock: A Tribute to Jerry Garcia featuring Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane, Reed Mathis and Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
4 Nights at the Jewel Paradise Cove Resort that includes:
Luxurious accommodations from guest rooms to butler-service suites
All meals and snacks at 6 restaurants from jerk chicken to gourmet dining
Unlimited Premium Drinks at 6 bars
Daily Activities and Entertainment
Enhanced water sports activities center featuring scuba diving, sunset cruises, glass-bottom boat tours, reef snorkeling excursions, Hobie Cat and non-motorized water sports
Complimentary green fees at the 18 hole championship Runaway Bay Golf Club
Complimentary resort-wide wifi
Weekly Dive-in Movies
Fitness Center training and a myriad of classes
A Paracourse Fit Trail that spans the entire property with strategically placed workout stations
Airport transfers from Montego Bay Sangster International Airport

Securing Your Space at Jam in The Sand
Attendees of 2015’s Jam in The Sand will receive an email from Island Gigs with a pre-order code. The code is valid from Wednesday, June 17 at 10 AM EDT until Sunday June 21 at 11:59 PM. During this time frame only repeaters attendees from the most recent event will be able to book. If you came in 2015 & didn’t receive an email with a code, please contact Island Gigs. General on sale begins at 10 AM EDT Monday, June 22 athttp://www.dsojaminthesand.com/index.cfm?page=room-packages

For over 17 years and nearly 2500 shows played, Dark Star Orchestra has embodied the Grateful Dead’s live experience, keeping it alive for nearly two decades. Continuing the live concert experience has been DSO’s strong suit with members of the Grateful Dead sitting in with them including Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux & others. 

Steve Kimock’s ability to articulate tone, melody and emotion into music combined with technical brilliance has earned him the title “Guitar Monk” for his commitment to guitar, and his ability to make it speak with its own original voice.  Joining him are some of the most talented musicians to incorporate the Garcia and GD songbook and features keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, drummer Jay Lane, bassist Reed Mathis, and guitarist/vocalist Dan Lebowitz.

Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, Peter Rowan is a bluegrass singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of bluegrass patriarch Bill Monroe, Peter’s stint in Old & In the Way with Jerry Garcia and his subsequent breakout as both a solo performer and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through his continuous stream of original recordings, collaborative projects, and constant touring.

For complete information on Jam in the Sand, please visit www.dsojaminthesand.com.

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 7:14 pm

Among other milestones it’s crossing this week, Dark Star Orchestra is finally old enough to vote. The band enters into its 18th year of performing on 11/11/15, the anniversary of their first performance in 1997; while later this same week, the band will perform its 2500th show at the House of Blues in Boston, MA on November 18. This milestone is just one of many that Dark Star Orchestra has crossed, having already eclipsed the actual number of performances the Grateful Dead shared in their 30-year career.

The numerical milestones aside, the band today announces noteworthy plans for its New Year’s Eve at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia with a duo of nights December 30 & 31. In the spirit of Bill Graham’s classic NYE celebrations, DSO has joined forces with the legendary West Coast festival design team at Peak Experience Productions. The key to the celebration is participation in DSO’s theme of “Let It Shine!”. The band wants to know what you are grateful for and what you want to shine some love and light on in 2016. There are creative plans to include each fans’ thoughts and wishes as part of the New Year’s show. Various engaging activities including a costume contest, all while presenting a multi-media journey featuring cirque performers, audience participation and a musical exploration for all who are present. More details are at http://bit.ly/DSONYE2015. Tickets for both nights at the Electric Factory are available at http://bit.ly/DSO_Philly.

Soon after 2016 rings in with a four night, Cosmic New Year celebration run, Dark Star Orchestra returns to Jamaica for their fourth incursion of the Jam in the Sand Festival. Less than twenty rooms remain at press time for the event happening January 19 – 23, 2016 at the Jewel Paradise Cover in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. DSO performs four full nights, two sets per night and they’re joined by Steve Kimock’s Tribute to Jerry Garcia and Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Band. Details on remaining available packages for the all-inclusive event can be found at www.DSOJamInTheSand.com. A video showing footage from this year’s Jam in the Sand Festival can be viewed below.

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 7:36 pm

Dark Star Orchestra and All Good Presents announce today the fifth annual Dark Star Jubilee held at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio - just 30 minutes east of Columbus – May 27 – 29, 2016. Hosted and curated with three nights of Dark Star Orchestra, world-renowned re-creators of The Grateful Dead live experience, this version of the Jubilee features an intimate setting within hallowed and historic grounds, offering up over 30 hours of music, all with no overlapping sets. 

Attendees can camp within the concert bowl, a few hundred feet from the stage, making the experience that much more up close and personal. The Erie Reader summed up the Jubilee experience well with this passage from its event review: 

“Along with that certain electricity in the air that comes at the front of every good, long outdoor music fest, some of the first things I encountered when arriving on the Valley's grounds last weekend were a noticeable lack of hassles, a noticeable abundance of playful little kids, and a whole lot of friendly Deadheads – all there to share in the getting-down.”

Dark Star Jubilee tickets are available now for the discounted pre-sale rate of $110 for a 3-day GA festival pass and the ‘Good Lovin’ VIP discounted pre-sale rate of $220. ‘Little Star Kids’ is a $25 ticket for pre-registered children ages 4-12, who must be accompanied by a festival ticket-holding adult. Festival attendees ages three and under are free. Gates open at Friday, May 27 at noon.  

For complete information on the Dark Star Jubilee including 2016 tickets, festival info, directions and photos from past events, please visit http://www.darkstarjubilee.com/.

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 11:19 am

Dark Star Orchestra and All Good Presents announce today the lineup for the fifth annual Dark Star Jubilee, held on May 27-29 at the hallowed and historic grounds of Legend Valley – just 30 minutes east of Columbus. Hosted and curated by Dark Star Orchestra, internationally-known re-creators of The Grateful Dead concert experience, the fifth annual Jubilee features no overlapping sets and over 30 hours of music from: 

Dark Star Orchestra (3 nights, 2 sets nightly)
Yonder Mountain String Band
Hot Tuna Electric
Leftover Salmon
Steve Kimock & Friends featuring Jeff Chimenti, Bobby Vega, Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz, Leslie Mendelson & more
The Wailers
Melvin Seals and DSO performing a Jerry Garcia Band set
Hot Tuna Acoustic
Rumpke Mountain Boys
Like Father, Like Son featuring Rob Eaton, Rob Barraco, Rob Eaton Jr, Tom Barraco plus Robin Sylvester of RatDog
Jeff Mattson
Owsley County
Matt Reynolds
Plus a wide variety of workshops, musical collaborations, roaming crowd performers, fire spinners, group activities and much more

Attendees can camp within the concert bowl, a few hundred feet from the stage, making the experience that much more up close and personal. The Erie Reader summed up the Jubilee experience well with this passage from its event review: 

"Along with that certain electricity in the air that comes at the front of every good, long outdoor music fest, some of the first things I encountered when arriving on the Valley's grounds last weekend were a noticeable lack of hassles, a noticeable abundance of playful little kids, and a whole lot of friendly Deadheads – all there to share in the getting-down."
 
Dark Star Jubilee tickets are available now through January 18th for the  pre-sale rate of $110 ($60 off gate price) for a 3-day GA festival pass and the 'Good Lovin' VIP pre-sale rate of $220 ($75 off gate price). 'Little Star Kids' is a $25 ticket for pre-registered children ages 4-12, who must be accompanied by a festival ticket-holding adult. Festival attendees ages three and under are free. Gates open at Friday, May 27 at noon.  
 
For complete information on the Dark Star Jubilee including 2016 tickets, festival info, directions and photos from past events, please visit http://www.darkstarjubilee.com

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 1:43 pm

Continuing the Grateful Dead concert experience in its 20th year, Dark Star Orchestra today announces special plans for The 40th Anniversary Shows as a celebration of the Dead’s infamous May 1977 tour.

Through this upcoming May Tour, DSO is recreating five historic show setlists from the Grateful Dead’s 1977 Spring tour on the exact 40th anniversary of the respective shows’ dates. Unlike last week in New Orleans, where the band announced they’d recreate the GD’s 4/27/77 show on its four-decade-to-the-day anniversary, this May, DSO is not divulging which exact dates those shows will fall. Rather, the band is letting the fan base guess the dates as the tour progresses.

With the Grateful Dead’s official release this week of the famed 5/8/77 Barton Hall show and the band’s May 1977 box set, DSO is excited to bring these classic Grateful Dead setlists to life on the 40th Anniversary this month.

DSO rhythm guitarist/vocalist Rob Eaton offers “The Spring 1977 GD is special because it's when I truly ‘got it.’ Not that I wasn't a Deadhead already, but what I witnessed in May of ‘77 changed my life forever.”

“For the first time in DSO's history the dates and times have collided and it's given us an opportunity to honor the great GD Spring 77' tour. We plan on playing five of the Dead's set lists on the exact dates 40 years to the day and quite frankly to the hour. Ten days on our spring tour fall on dates The Dead played in May, of those ten we chose five dates where we will honor those sets. We are calling them The 40th Anniversary Shows. We aren't announcing which dates those will be just that we will be doing some. I’m really looking forward to this special tour!”

DSO’s keyboardist Rob Barraco also attended more than a handful of these dates in May 1977 including the 5/8/77 Barton Hall performance. “Spring ‘77 is considered by many the highwater mark for the Grateful Dead. Having attended a huge portion of these shows, I concur! We are pleased to play these shows on their 40th anniversary,” said Barraco.

Details on Dark Star Orchestra tour dates, VIP soundcheck and poster signing experience is available at http://www.darkstarorchestra.net/tour-dates.

Dark Star Orchestra VIP Soundcheck and Poster Signing Experience with the Band

While Dark Star Orchestra celebrates our 20th year on the road we are inviting you to join us for a soundcheck viewing and poster signing. At most, if not all shows throughout spring & summer 2017 and running through the 20th anniversary on November 11, 2017, Dark Star Orchestra is offering this VIP experience to the first 25 fans that take advantage of it. For those venues that DSO plays multiple nights, this offer is for the first night only. VIP Soundcheck/Poster Signing pass include exclusive pre-show access to the venue, exclusive behind-the-scenes Dark Star Orchestra® Soundcheck Experience, 20th year commemorative poster and poster signing with the band, 20 year souvenir laminate and sticker.

These VIP Soundcheck/Poster Signing passes are sold exclusively through our fan club ticketing on the Dark Star Orchestra web site and are sold separate from the tickets to the show. This VIP pass does not include entry into the show.  These VIP passes are available now via DarkStarOrchestra.net.

 

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 8:08 am

Dark Star Orchestra and Island Gigs announce Dark Star's Jamaican JAM IN THE SAND VI, returning to the all-inclusive Jewel Paradise Cove Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, January 18-22, 2018.

Days are spent on the beach enjoying everything the resort has to offer and the nights will be spent under the stars with Dark Star Orchestra, along with very special guests Hot Tuna and Rumpke Mountain Boys. DSO gets four full shows with each other band getting three shows each on the palm tree covered, beachfront stage.

Pre-Sale for Returning Jam In The Sand-ers

The pre-sale starts Monday May 22nd at 10am EST and runs thru 11:59pm Tuesday May 23rd. All returning guests from the past 2 years will be receiving a token code from Island Gigs that allows access to make a reservation between Monday 10am and Tuesday at 11:59pm. The first 100 people that book will receive a $100 discount per person.

Public On-Sale will begin on Wednesday May 24th at 10am EST @ www.DSOJamintheSand.com

Packages include:
4 Nights at the Jewel Paradise Cove Resort

  • 4 Full 2-Set Dark Star Orchestra shows
  • 3 Hot Tuna electric and acoustic shows
  • 3 Rumpke Mountain Boys shows
    4 Nights at the Jewel Paradise Cove Resort that includes:

    • Luxurious accommodations from guest rooms to butler-service suites
    • All meals and snacks at 6 restaurants
    • Unlimited Premium Drinks at 6 bars
    • Daily Activities and Entertainment
    • Enhanced water sports activities center featuring sunset cruises, glass-bottom boat tours, reef snorkeling excursions, Hobie Cat and non-motorized water sports
    • Complimentary green fees at the (18) hole championship Runaway Bay Golf Club
    • Complimentary WIFI resort-wide
    • Weekly Dive-in Movies
    • Fitness Center training and a myriad of classes
    • A Paracourse (Fit Trail®) that spans the entire property with strategically placed workout stations
    • Airport Transfers from Montego Bay Sangster International Airport!

 

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:18 am

Nothing makes Deadheads feel more like VIP than flying away with DSO to beautiful Runaway Bay, Jamaica, January 18-22 for Dark Star’s Jam in the Sand VI.  Fans gets to lounge around by the pool or on the beach with your choice of refreshing beverages while enjoying four full two-set DSO shows, as well as three sets each of Hot Tuna and the Rumpke Mountain Boys.  All-inclusive packages include unlimited food and drink from multiple on-site bars and restaurants as well as a bevy of water sports and tropical activities to pass the time.  Scuba, snorkel, paddle-board, swimming or golf.  Full details at www.dsojaminthesand.com.

Announcing Dark Star Orchestra’s Fall Tour

9/21 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre

9/22 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Austin

9/23 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues Dallas

9/26 - Salina, KS - Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

9/28 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater

9/29 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater

9/30 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater

10/2 - Omaha, NE - Slowdown

10/5 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues Cleveland

10/6 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre

10/7 - Columbus, OH - Express LIVE

10/10 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection

10/12 - Detroit, MI - The Majestic

10/13 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre

10/14 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall

Visit darkstarorchestra.net/tour-dates for ticketing links + full details on the band’s 20th Anniversary VIP Soundcheck and Poster Signing Experience with the band. Each VIP Soundcheck/Poster Signing pass receives:

* Exclusive behind-the-scenes access to a Dark Star Orchestra Soundcheck Experience

* 20th year commemorative poster and poster signing with the band

* 20th year souvenir laminate

* 20th year sticker

* These VIP passes do not include a ticket to the show.

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 1:36 pm

Dark Star Jubilee

May 25 – May 27, 2018

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:33 am

Dark Star Orchestra Summer Tour leads down the Road to Red Rocks and beyond as the band celebrates the Golden State in San Diego, June 22, Ojai, June 23, and Carmel-By-The-Sea on June 24. A SEVA Foundation benefit in Petaluma is next, then Sacramento, followed by a pair in Berkeley, June 29-30. After that it’s off to Red Rocks on July 8 where the band is set to recreate the epic July 8, 1978 performance on its 40th birthday.

After a short break, DSO heads east for two nights on the water in Hampton Beach, July 27-28 and another in Portland, Maine, July 29. Play ball with DSO as they go to bat at Frontier Field, a minor league ballpark in Rochester, August 3. Then the band heads up to Jay, Vermont, August 4, then down to East Providence, RI, August 5.  An intimate and rare acoustic show Ridgefield, CT is followed by Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY and then onto Asbury Park, NJ. The east coast tour heads down to Dewey Beach, DE for a duo, August 13-14 before we return to Glen Allen, VA on August 16. Additional dates will be announced soon. Tickets for all nights are available now at DSO Fan Club Ticketing at http://darkstarorchestra.eventbrite.com with full tour dates at http://www.darkstarorchestra.net/tour-dates

Dark Star Orchestra Summer Tour 2018

6/28 • Humphreys Concerts by the bay - San Diego, CA

6/23 • Libbey Bowl - Ojai, California

6/24 • Sunset Center - Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

6/27 • Mystic Theatre - Petaluma, CA (a SEVA FOUNDATION benefit)

6/28 • Crest Sacramento - Sacramento, CA

6/29 & 30 • The UC Theatre - Berkeley, CA

7/8 • Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO ( performing 7/8/78 in its entirety on its 40th anniversary)

7/27 & 28 • Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH

7/29 • Maine State Pier - Portland, ME

8/3 • Frontier Field - Rochester, NY

8/4 • Jay Peak Resort - Jay, VT

8/5 • Bold Point Park - East Providence, RI

8/8 • The Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT (Acoustic Show)

8/10 • Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk - Brooklyn, NY

8/11 • Stone Pony Summer Stage - Asbury Park, NJ

8/13 & 14 • Bottle & Cork - Dewey Beach, DE

8/16 • Innsbrook After Hours - Glen Allen, VA