Dark Star Orchestra
Rex Foundation to Celebrate its 40th Anniversary With Dark Star Orchestra, Melvin Seals & JGB at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre on July 13, 2024
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.
Today, the torch-bearing Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra announced the initial lineup for its 11th annual Dark Star Jubilee music festival.
Happening May 24 - 26, 2024 at Legend Valley Concert Venue and Campground in Thornville, Ohio, approximately 30 miles east of Columbus, the Jubilee will host a total of 16 bands anchored by three headlining shows of two sets each of Dark Star Orchestra.
The initial lineup for the Dark Star Jubilee 2023 features:
Dark Star Orchestra, the acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute band, is thrilled to announce their 2024 Winter Tour, promising a spectacular series of performances across the Western United States. Renowned for their meticulous recreations of Grateful Dead concerts, Dark Star Orchestra has been captivating audiences for over two decades with their authentic and passionate renditions of the Dead’s expansive catalog.
Prepare for a cosmic journey into the heart of Denver's music scene as we honor Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom's 21st year as an iconic music venue. Grateful Web is thrilled to present "2 Nights of Sages & Spirits" on January 19th and 20th, 2024, an unforgettable event paying homage to the legacy of Grateful Dead music and its continuing influence.
Andy Logan started collecting Grateful Dead-influenced and played guitars and….things began to happen: he is now the Executive Producer of Alex Jordan’s forthcoming release Queen Kerosene, produced by four-time Grammy winner Steve Berlin, out in March 2024.
On the 48th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s legendary visit to San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall (8/13/75), Dead Heads recently returned to see an all-star lineup of jam band stars recreate the show – and more – to benefit the Grateful Guitars Foundation. Not only were there star players, but also star instruments. It took a spreadsheet for musical director Alex Jordan (Cubensis, Midnight North) to keep things straight—check it out.