Dark Star Orchestra
In just a couple of months, on July 18-21, North Plains, Oregon will see the return of one of the country’s premier bluegrass and roots music festivals, Northwest String Summit. Hosted every year by presiding band Yonder Mountain String Band, the four-day event will see top-billing sets from other veteran performers like The Infamous Stringdusters and Trampled By Turtles, as well as invite newcomers from across the musical spectrum, like Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Dark Star Orchestra, Galactic and more.
On a Grateful Dead National Holiday (May 8), touring juggernaut Dark Star Orchestra announces today their plans to return to the Jewel Paradise Cove in Runaway Bay, Jamaica for their eighth annual “Jam in the Sand” oceanside festival January 14-18, 2020. Featuring four nights of two-set shows from Dark Star Orchestra, the event will also host three shows from each of the special guests: Melvin Seals & JGB along with Donna the Buffalo.
Multiple Guests Join Dark Star Orchestra in Florida: Oteil Burbridge in Pompano Beach, Roosevelt Collier in St. Augustine
On Friday, March 29, DSO performed at the St. Augustine Amphitheater and recreated 3/29/69 from Las Vegas, NV on its 50th anniversary where they were joined by special guest Roosevelt Collier who shared his electric slide skills on 'It Hurts Me Too' & 'Viola Lee Blues'.
The 18th Annual Northwest String Summit (String Summit) is one of the top boutique live music experiences in the country and presents today's leaders in the Americana, Bluegrass, Indy Rock, and Jam genres. It all happens at the iconic Horning's Hideout (North Plains, OR) from July 18 - 21, 2019. Located just 20 miles outside of Portland, OR, Horning's Hideout, a private family-owned reserve of old-growth trees, wild peacocks, ponds, and campsites, is among the West's most awe-inspiring festival sites in the country.
As Dark Star Orchestra plows towards nearly 3000 shows performed over 21 years (current count: 2870), today announce plans for its Summer tour. This eastern-US-focused tour features three announced historical recreations, where DSO will be performing two sets from 1979 and one from 1989. Summer Tour concludes with the recently-announced Dark Star’s Pisgah Jubilee, a two-night festival at the Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC featuring four sets of DSO over two nights plus special guests Peter Rowan, Midnight North, The Lil Smokies and more.
Fresh off their seventh Jam in the Sand Festival on the beaches of Jamaica, Dark Star Orchestra today announces the second leg of their Spring Tour. The band continues their spot-on Grateful Dead set recreations this May with a pair of multiple night stands while focusing on the Northeast.
Eclipsing 2850 live performances on their recent Fall Tour, Dark Star Orchestra has announced another slew of dates for 2019. Focusing on the American Southeast, the tour has the band performing five shows in Florida before weaving north and hitting key spots in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina & Alabama. The spring tour punctuates the band’s 2019 plans even further.
DSO Spring 2019 Tour Dates:
3/28 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
Today Dark Star Orchestra announces the first stateside dates for 2019, following the return from their seventh annual, Jam in the Sand festival, happening January 15-19 in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. The dozen plus dates of the West Coast tour begin February 7 in Seattle and wind down through Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona before ending at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on February 23.
Winter Tour 2019:
Feb 7 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox At the Market
Performing to critical acclaim celebrating their 20th anniversary year in 2017 and over 2600 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead 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.