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Jubilee: The Final Countdown

Posted on: August 30, 2012

The final preparations are underway to throw open the gates of the first ever Dark Star Jubilee at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH! Friday, August 31 at 12 Noon the first cars and RVs will roll into the site, with the first of 25 bands hitting the stage at 5:30 p.m. Rumpke and Cornmeal will warm up the opening night stage for DSO, who will be followed by Late Night performances from Boombox and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. Saturday gets even crazier with performances that include Keller Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson and a set from Matt Reynolds, before another full DSO show. And wait, there's more! Saturday ends with Late Night v.2, featuring the Mickey Hart Band and Jahman Brahman. Finally, Sunday will include 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, The Infamous Stringdusters, Donna The Buffalo, David Gans and more, before our six guys and a girl wrap up the whole shebang with their own two-set show. You can bring your own food and beverage (no glass bottles, please) throughout the entire venue, build your camp within yards of the stage and use small charcoal & small propane grills at your campsite (as Ohio is experiencing a drought, there will be no personal open fires allowed, but we will set up communal fires throughout the grounds), and enjoy most of the comforts of home. The only thing we won’t have for you are hassles, as Fan-friendly security and safety teams are excited to work with you to make this the best festival weekend of the season. Tickets are still available on-site only, and we’ll meet you at The Jubilee !

Jubilee Savings End Thursday

Posted on: August 29, 2012

The Dark Star Jubilee at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH starts on Friday (August 31), but there is only one day to save with advance tickets! Online sales end on Thursday at noon, so you have less than 24-hours to save $25 (Rising Star VIP), $20 (3-Day), or $10 (2-Day) off the walk-up price at the gate. The Jubilee features three full shows by DSO, along with Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, The Infamous Stringdusters, Donna The Buffalo, Dumpstaphunk, Boombox, Jahman Brahman and more, with a total of 25 bands over three days, plus you can bring your own food and beverage (no glass bottles, please) throughout the entire venue, where Fan-friendly security and safety teams are excited to work with you. You can use small charcoal & small propane grills at your campsite. As Ohio is experiencing a drought, there will be no personal open fires allowed, but we will set up communal fires throughout the grounds for you. Water will be available at multiple drinking stations, and it will also be sold in concert area stage left (please bring extra water and water bottles to fill). You will find all the details at the Dark Star Jubilee website, including directions and the full daily schedule. We’ll meet you at The Jubilee!

Jubilee Days Away

Posted on: August 27, 2012

What better way could you while away the days between the end of August and Labor Day than at the first Dark Star Jubilee , August 31-September 2? Well, with a lineup that includes the Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, The Infamous Stringdusters, Donna The Buffalo, Dumpstaphunk, Boombox, Jahman Brahman, Jeff Mattson with the Donna Jean Godchaux Band, our very own Matt Reynolds and a list too long to include here (not to mention three full DSO shows!), this the only way for the fine-jammin’ Head to spend the last holiday weekend of the summer. By this time Friday, the gates will be open, the vendors will be vending and the stage will be humming, so gather up your family, pack your tent, food and beverages, and head to Legend Valley in Thornville, OH and get settled in for the best party of the summer. 3-Day passes, 2-Day Passes, Rising Star VIP passes and RV parking are still available here , so check out the full schedule here, plan your weekend and we’ll meet you at The Jubilee !

Jubilee: Fan Club Savings End Friday

Posted on: August 23, 2012

Members of the Dark Star Orchestra Fan Club can still save on 2-Day, 3-Day and Rising Star VIP passes for the Dark Star Jubilee , next weekend (Labor Day, August 31-September 2) at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, but only until 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 24. In addition to three full DSO shows and plenty of musical friends, food and craft vendors, you can bring your own beverages, food and camping supplies right up to the concert field! You can have most of the comforts of home in front of two stages with performances that include the Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, The Infamous Stringdusters, Donna The Buffalo, Dumpstaphunk, BoomBox, Jahman Brahman and so much more. Check out the full schedule here and we’ll meet you at The Jubilee!

Jubilee Fan Club Savings: No Time To Lose

Posted on: August 21, 2012

If what you’re going for is saving on three days of fun, music and celebration, including 23 acts, nearly 40 hours of extended sets on two rotating stages, and some surprises to keep the family happy and entertained, you need to rush to DSOTix for Fan Club discounts on the first Dark Star Jubilee , August 31-September 2 at Legend Valley (formerly Buckeye Lake) in Thornville, OH. The Jubilee brings you three full DSO shows, plus Grateful family like 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, The Infamous Stringdusters, Donna The Buffalo and more, including late nights with the Mickey Hart Band, Dumpstaphunk, BoomBox and Jahman Brahman and more. Buying your tickets as a member of the Fan Club will save you $10 on the GA tickets and $25 on the VIP tickets… this opportunity expires on Friday, August 24th at 5:00 pm. More info at www.darkstarjubilee.com.

Cosmic New Year's Run Announced

Posted on: August 16, 2012

The wheel is turning and before you know it, we’ll be ringing in 2013, with plenty of Dark Star Orchestra to celebrate with as the Cosmic New Year’s Run 2012 is now set. Our six guys and a girl will hit the road for four shows right after Christmas, returning to Baltimore, Philadelphia and Huntington, NY. Things kick off as the bus stops by Baltimore’s Ram’s Head Live and Philly’s Electric Factory before DSO sets up camp at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington – the site of a raging Spring Tour show – where we’ll ring in the New Year with a champagne toast and a show that delivers “cosmic” in epic proportions. Grab your ducats at DSOtix

Also, don’t forget that the Dark Star Jubilee is just two weeks away, happening August 31 and September 1 & 2 at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH (formerly Buckeye Lake), with 23 acts, nearly 40 hours of extended sets on two rotating stages, and some surprises to keep the family happy and entertained . The Jubilee is three days and nights of jamming with Grateful family like 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, The Infamous Stringdusters, Donna The Buffalo and more, including late nights with the Mickey Hart Band, Dumpstaphunk, BoomBox and Jahman Brahman, plus – of course – three full DSO shows. In addition to 3-Day passes and Rising Star VIP passes, there are now also 2-Day Festival Passes, and Fan Club members can still save at DSOTix. We’ll meet you at The Jubilee!

BYOB into the Jubilee - Schedule Just Announced!

Posted on: August 08, 2012

Imagine you were at a Grateful Dead Show or any other concert for that matter, and you could BYOB, liquor, cooler, food, tent and camping supplies into the concert with you and set up right in front of the stage. Well, we are not sure that this has registered with you yet, but this is precisely what you can do at the Dark Star Jubilee. You may park your car right outside the concert venue entrance, carry your stuff a few hundred yards and set up your tent in the concert field right in front of the stage. Buy your ticket, pack well and create yourself a full blown festival experience for Labor Day Weekend for the cost of a ticket and supplies. Speaking of Festival Experience, check out The Jubilee schedule here.

Happy Birthday Jerry

Posted on: August 01, 2012

Happy Jerry Day! We want to take this moment to wish a very happy 70th birthday to Mr. Jerome John Garcia. In his honor, we will be celebrating the music that he helped create at our first ever Dark Star Jubilee on Labor Day Weekend. Due to some demand for two-day passes for the Jubilee we are now offering a two-day ticket option. These Saturday – Sunday tickets are on sale now to the public for $89. As a way to kick down ‘Jerry Style’ to our DSO fan club members you may purchase your tickets through DSOTix (for a limited time only) and save at each price level. So save on your tickets and get your bags packed; we’ll meet you at The Jubilee !

Toronto Kicks Off Fall Tour East

Posted on: July 26, 2012

As the last leaves fall on the East Coast, DSO brings Fall Tour East 2012 through some familiar haunts as well as some new halls, putting Toronto, New York and DC all on the same street. The run starts with Dark Star Orchestra's first ever show on Canadian soil, a Thursday night romp at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto. From there, our six guys and a girl keep playing on into December, including the traditional Thanksgiving Eve in Jim Thorpe, PA at Penn's Peak that leads into the holiday season celebration of two weekend nights at the Best Buy in the Big Apple, another December weekend at the 9:30 in Washington, DC (where Sen. Al Franken introduced the band last year), before ending in Lowell, MA. You can get all the dates with ticket info here.

Jubilee: Fan Club Savings

Posted on: July 16, 2012

The Dark Star Jubilee is coming up around the bend, Labor Day Weekend (August 31, September 1-2) at Legend Valley (formerly Buckeye Lake) in Thornville, OH, and we want you, our most loyal fans, to save when you get your Jubilee passes from DSOtix. You can save up to $10 on a three-day festival pass and $25 on VIP passes which include late nights with Mickey Hart Band, Dumpstathunk, Boom Box and Jahman Brahman, after days of the field filled with dancing to 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, The Infamous Stringdusters, Donna The Buffalo and even more of our Grateful friends. The Jubilee is family event with food and craft vendors, kids’ activities, water stations, , medical support, well-maintained port-a-johns and more. So come on along and check out the discounted passes just for DSO Fan Club Members. We’ll meet you at The Jubilee!