Dark Star Orchestra

It seems that Mother Nature wants to correct herself and we are in the way.  Dark Star Orchestra has battled many thunderstorms, snowstorms, illnesses, broken down trucks and buses but like you, we have never experienced anything like this before.  As firm believers in the “Show Must Go On” we have only canceled a handful of 2,981 shows over 22 years.  In the last two weeks, we’ve postponed 13 shows and there may be more to come.  Fortunately, we have been able to reschedule 12 of these shows, please see below for all pertinent rescheduling information.

It was easy to tell that Ventura was a bastion of Deadheads of all ages when the faithful descended on the Majestic Ventura Theater on February 20th for a concert by Dark Star Orchestra. The Grateful Dead cover band has a massive following in Ventura, as evidenced by the sold-out crowd that spilled out into the streets. Curbside vendors sold all manner of Dead paraphernalia, while faithful followers without tickets searched for the mythical “Miracle Ticket.”

Dark Star Orchestra announced their Summer Tour today. Following the band’s Dark Star Jubilee Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio and their debut appearance at the Lockn Festival June 18, Summer Tour official starts June 26 just outside of St. Louis, MO at the Chesterfield Amphitheater before winding all over the east coast and Midwest, with performances scheduled at familiar venues as well as new stages for the band.

The story behind one of the most technically decorated and carefully crafted bass instruments in music history is one of true Grateful Dead lore.

Thanks to the generosity of the guitar's new owner Andy Logan, Dark Star Orchestra guitarist Jeff Mattson will be the first to perform with the instrument since Garcia set it down following that summer evening's show. Alligator returns to the stage Saturday, February 15 when Dark Star Orchestra performs at The Warfield in San Francisco.


Los Angeles, CA

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Add to Calendar 2020-02-23 03:00:00 2020-02-23 03:00:00 Title Description Location Grateful Web aaron@gratefulweb.com America/Denver public

Ventura, CA

Event Date
Add to Calendar 2020-02-21 03:00:00 2020-02-21 03:00:00 Title Description Location Grateful Web aaron@gratefulweb.com America/Denver public

Dark Star Orchestra announces the dates for their Spring Tour hitting numerous markets in the Southeast. Performing a handful of new venues, DSO will debut at The Caverns in Pelham, TN and scored an upgrade in Atlanta with their authentic Grateful Dead show entertaining thousands at The Tabernacle.

Almost 17 years ago, back in 2003, I played my first show with Melvin Seals in Albuquerque, NM and had an absolute blast.

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