Dark Star Orchestra Announces Two Columbia Speedway Shows

Article Contributed by CK Communicati… | Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Dark Star Orchestra will be headlining a pair of shows at the Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center as part of the Cola Concerts Series. On Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 the band will replicate a different performance from the Grateful Dead each night, playing an entire set from one of the Dead’s iconic live shows. Tickets for both nights go on sale Friday, April 2 at noon. Two-night packages are available. Fans can get early access to tickets by signing up for the Cola Concerts Speedway Club at ColaConcerts.com.

Performing to critical acclaim for over 20 years and over 2800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead live concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians.

On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra's members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about that contagious energy...in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

Featuring two massive high definition LED screens flanking a festival-quality stage, the Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center has been designed to seamlessly present live comedy and music along with live broadcast of professional and collegiate sports. The state-of-the-art screens are more than 40-feet wide that can also be viewed during daylight hours. Operating on the site of the Columbia Speedway, the new entertainment center is built to meet the highest COVID standards. The venue features COVE seating, small sections roped off and socially distanced from other guests.

The Cola Concert Series includes Billy Strings April 1-4, Greg Gutfeld Live Sunday, April 18, Blackberry Smoke & North Mississippi Allstars Friday, April 23, Wynonna Judd on Sunday, April 25, Grace Potter Thursday, April 29, Shovels & Rope Saturday, May 1, and Mt. Joy Saturday, May 15, Dark Star Orchestra June 5-6, Disco Biscuits June 18-19, and Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Thursday, September 2. Additional shows will be announced soon.

Dark Star Orchestra will perform as part of the Cola Concert Series June 5th and 6th at 7:00 PM. Tickets range from $50 to $75 and go on sale this Friday, April 2 at 12:00 PM EST at ColaConcerts.com. Each ticket will cover the cost of one seat in a COVE and patrons must purchase all four tickets in the COVE at checkout. Two-night tickets are available. Guests can add up to four additional people to their COVE for $45 per person. Tickets will also be available the night of show at the gate, subject to availability.

Fans are encouraged to sign up for Cola Concerts Speedway Club at ColaConcerts.com to get all show announcements and early access to ticket presales. The Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center is located at 2001 Charleston Highway, Cayce, SC 29003.

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