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  • Jubilee Weekend=Sunshine Daydream!

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    Memorial Day Weekend means t’s time for the 2016 Dark Star Jubilee and music starts Friday at 4:30 p.m. when DSO joins Melvin Seals for a special Jerry Garcia Band Set.  The Wailers will be next followed by a full DSO show, and the Rumpke Mountain Boys will bring the late-night fun.  Saturday starts early with Matt Reynolds and Owsley County, followed by Like Father, Like Son feat. Rob Eaton and Rob Barraco with Rob Eaton Jr. and Tom Barraco plus Robin Sylvester of Ratdog going ahead of electric Hot Tuna.  DSO then takes the stage at 8:30 for another full show then dance the night away with the Yonder Mountain String Band after midnight.  Sunday will be a full day of fun starting with Jemntonic, Jeff Mattson, and another Hot Tuna set, this time acoustic. Steve Kimock & Friends feat. Jeff Chimenti, Bobby Vega, Dan Lebowitz and Jay Lane will heat up the afternoon before Leftover Salmon and the final full DSO show of the weekend.  Be ready for highs in the upper 80‘s and lows in the mid 60‘s with sun shining most of the time, and we’ll have tie-dying, a poster signing, kids parade and more.  We can’t wait to see you at the Jubilee! Get your tickets in advance here by midnight on Thu 5/26 and save $30 on the gate price!

  • 5th Annual Dark Star JubileeĀ® Almost Here!

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    Dark Star Orchestra® Spring Tour East is cruising right along and only a handful of shows lie between now and the Jubilee!  A New York State swing kicks off the first of two tonight in Port Chester, then it’s Binghamton on May 22nd, and Buffalo, May 24th before we meet you at the Dark Star Jubilee®, May 27-29th at historic Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio.  Three full DSO sets highlight what is sure to be an awesome weekend with our friends Yonder Mountain String Band, Hot Tuna Electric and Acoustic, The Wailers, Leftover Salmon and Steve Kimock & Friends featuring Jeff Chimenti, Bobby Vega, Jay Lane, Dan Lebowitz and Leslie Mendelson.  Melvin Seals is set to join DSO performing a JGB set, Like Father, Like Son will showcase Rob Eaton and Rob Barraco with Rob Eaton Jr. and Tom Barraco plus Robin Sylvester, Jeff Mattson will share original material and an eclectic mix of old favorites and don’t miss Dino and his hometown project, Owsley County.  Rumpke Mountain Boys, Matt Reynolds and Jemntonic round out what will be a Jubilee you’ll never forget.  Lock down your tickets today and save on the gate price, we can’t wait to meet you at the Jubilee!

  • Announcing the Live on King Street Madison Summer Series

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    Dark Star Orchestra® Summer Tour 2016 is delighted to be part of the Live on King Street Summer Series in Madison, WI on June 24.  Sandwiched nicely between our Minneapolis tour opener on June 23 and a return to our sweet home, Chicago, June 25, the Live on King show will make for Summer road trip magic.  This annual street party is the perfect showcase for beautiful downtown Madison and best of all, it’s free, so see you Live on King! You can also get your tickets for most Spring and Summer shows here.