2013 Dark Star Jubilee | Preview

Article Contributed by Ryan Neeley | Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The 2nd Annual Dark Star Jubilee, All Good Presents first festival of the 2013 season, has been scheduled for May 24th-26th, featuring three full shows by renowned Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra and performances by Mickey Hart Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Wailers, Melvin Seals and JGB, The Werks, and Donna Jean Godchaux Band, to name a few.  Here's everything you need to know about the festival, which is being held at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH.

VENUE: The festival will again be held at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, site of 2012's All Good Music Festival.  Located just off I-70 and 30 miles east of Columbus, OH, this location allows for easy access entering and leaving the premises.  Site of numerous Grateful Dead concerts, the hallowed grounds of Legend Valley (formerly Buckeye Lake Music Center) offer plenty of camping opportunities to fit any preference and the terrain is easy to navigate.   Car-side, RV, Family and VIP camping is available along with camping closer to the stage and facilities. NO PETS are permitted, and you are not permitted to leave your pets in/at your vehicles. Service Animals will be permitted, but please have all of your paperwork available. You are NOT permitted to bring firewood, but it will be available for purchase. This is not to empty your wallet - it's due to the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle that has decimated ash trees in Ohio. Glass bottles are NOT permitted inside the camping area.  Day Parking is available for those that prefer to sleep off-site.   Festival attendees age three and under are free while youth above age 13 must have a full price festival pass.  Children aged 4-12 can purchase a discounted ticket, but they must be accompanied by an adult.  There is a family camping area available with activities for the kids - This is a very family-friendly event!  Gates open at noon Friday, May 24 and close at noon on Monday, May 27th. Complete ticket options with pricing are available at http://www.darkstarjubilee.com

VENDORS:  The Dark Star Jubilee Vendor Village will be chock-full of vendors selling one-of-a-kind merchandise, food options to satisfy every taste, including vegetarian and vegan options, clothing, beverages, and hand-made items.   Be sure to bring some spending money so that you can get outfitted for the summer festival season!

MUSIC:  Highlighted by THREE FULL SHOWS by Dark Star Orchestra, the lineup includes former members of the Grateful Dead playing with their respective bands, including Mickey Hart Band and Donna Jean Godchaux Band featuring DSO guitarist Jeff Mattson, Melvin Seals and JGB; bluegrass favorites Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass and Rumpke Mountain Boys; livetronica powerhouse The Werks; reggae legends The Wailers; the New Orleans Suspects featuring members of Little Feat and Karl Densons Tiny Universe - this festival has musical styles to suit any preference, and there is sure to be can't miss collaborations when you get this many talented musicians in one location! 

Lineup:  Dark Star Orchestra; Mickey Hart Band; Yonder Mountain String Band; Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe; The Wailers; The New Orleans Suspects; The Werks; Greensky Bluegrass; Donna Jean Godchaux Band; John Brown’s Body; Marco Benevento; Elephant Revival; The Pimps of Joytime; Rumpke Mountain Boys; BigEaR; The Folkadelics; The Ark Band; Matt Reynolds

For ticket prices and additional information regarding ticketing, please go to: http://www.darkstarjubilee.com/get-tickets