Dark Star Orchestra

The time is almost here! Join the fun the weekend of July 13th at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley to celebrate Rex Foundation's 40 years of community, connection, and grant-making. We have an incredible lineup featuring Dark Star Orchestra and Melvin Seals and JGB, perfect for commemorating this milestone with the music that has brought us together for decades.

Today, ALP releases Grateful: The Music Plays the Band, a seventeen-track collection of some of the finest Grateful Dead songs performed by key members of the band’s greater musical community including Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), Dark Star Orchestra and more.

Pushing the boundaries and challenging the status quo of music merchandise as we know it, Cymbals For Change has entered the ring (no pun intended). A mission-driven artist merchandise company, Cymbals For Change’s objective is simple: to (physically) bridge the gap between fan and artist by way of jewelry, all while donating to a charity, cause, or organization of the drummer or band’s choice.

Dark Star Orchestra's Summer Tour plans are now complete with the roll out of nearly a dozen new shows. This Summer's nation-spanning tour reaches both coasts - from California to New York - and many places in between, with the band performing at some of its favorite venues as well as a handful of new stages.

The music of The Grateful Dead will once again ring across Europe with Dark Star Orchestra crossing the Atlantic for four live events this September.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and all you travelers of time and space, gather round for a tale of musical alchemy, a story spun from the strings of guitars and the whispers of the past. We present to you the Dark Star Orchestra, custodians of the Grateful Dead's ethereal legacy, who've been conjuring the magic of the Dead's live shows for over two decades and across more than 3000 performances.

The Grateful Dead performed at more benefits than they can count, to the point where they (amazingly!) got organized and created the Rex Foundation 40 years ago in 1984. Each year thereafter they would play shows for Rex, rendering unto the common good – small nonprofits that benefited society in the realms of the environment, arts, Native American issues, and education. This year they will celebrate grants that now total over ten million dollars given to over 1,400 grantees, a proud benchmark.

Hoxeyville Presents is thrilled to bring a new event May 31 -June 2, 2024 to the Hoxeyville Farm- a picturesque 200-acre property in the heart of the Manistee National Forest. The event has announced the final lineup with the addition of Dark Star Orchestra as a headliner along with Yonder Mountain String Band and Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country. Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict Oteil & Friends will be unable to join the event at Hoxeyville Spring.

The full lineup includes:

During the Dark Star Orchestra performance Saturday night at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, the ‘Drums’ featured actor Miles Teller (Top Gun: Maverick, Fantastic Four) along with jazz and fusion drum virtuoso Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth).

DSO’s tour continues Tuesday in San Luis Obispo at the Fremont Theatre before four additional California shows and performances in Oregon and Washington State. The band is also performing two nights in Honolulu, Hawaii for their first ever shows there April 4 & 5.

Exploring unique interpretations of Grateful Dead music, SKULL & ROSES 6 will be a 3-day psychedelic explosion. Deadheads new and old from across the universe will flock, rejoice and “flashback”. Beachside at the Ventura County Fairgrounds – where eleven iconic Grateful Dead concerts transpired from 1982-1987 – will once again serve as the backdrop over the weekend of April 19-21st.

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