Eaton Pays Tribute To Tarlowe
Posted on: March 15, 2012
DSO rhythm guitarist Rob Eaton started his career playing in the northern New Jersey band Border Legion, along with – among others – lead guitarist Dave Tarlowe, who passed away last year as a result of a fierce bout with cancer. As a tribute to his fallen friend, Eaton has called on former Border Legion band mates Tom "Skip" Vangelas (bass) and Jimmy Monia (drums), as well as his current cohorts Jeff Mattson, Rob Barraco and Lisa Mackey, to perform a benefit on Saturday, May 5 at Mexicali Live, the successor to Mexicali Blues Café – a club that was synonymous with Border Legion – in Teaneck, NJ. All net proceeds from this event will be donated to the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice Foundation, a not for profit organization that helped Dave and many others pass on with peace. So come join some of Dave's former band mates plus some special friends as they celebrate his life with a night of Border Legion music. You can find tickets and all the info here.
Terrapin Comes To Teaneck
Posted on: March 12, 2012
It's always a special night when Terrapin Nation takes the stage, and it will happen again on Monday, May 14, with an intimate club show at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ. In a rare appearance as Terrapin Nation, our six guys and girl will bring out a mother lode of rare and different tunes, reeling and rocking one of our favorite hideouts on the east coast. All the important info, including tickets, can be found here.
We'll Meet You At The Jubilee
Posted on: March 08, 2012
It just wouldn’t be a DSO summer without a campout in Ohio, so we’re pleased to announce the Dark Star Jubilee, August 31-September 2, 2012, at the Legend Valley Campground (formerly the Buckeye Lake Music Center) in Thornville, OH. Our six guys and a girl will celebrate the end of summer with three nights of DSO, as well as plenty of vendors, on-site camping, and two alternating stages featuring an incredible lineup of bands, including some of our favorite Grateful Family members, all in one of the most beautiful concert settings in the U.S. Keep checking back here in the coming weeks for major artist announcements and ticket info, and get ready to shake it up with Dark Star Orchestra when we meet you at the Dark Star Jubilee on Labor Day Weekend!
Spring Tour East; Philly Date Revealed
Posted on: March 05, 2012
We can finally take the wraps off the Philadelphia show on SPRING TOUR EAST, and reveal that it is Jam On The River, a festival event on the RiverStage at Penn's Landing! DSO's six guys and a girl will be joined by Keller Williams and The Wailers for an all day affair that kicks off at 3 p.m. and ends with two full sets of Dark Star Orchestra. Public sale is not until next week, but you - our fellow travelers - can get your tickets now at DSOtix.
Spring Tour East; Boston Venue Change
Posted on: February 27, 2012
The Boston show on SPRING TOUR EAST, scheduled for Friday, June 1 at House Of Blues, has been moved to The Wilbur Theatre on the same date. All tickets purchased for House Of Blues will be honored at the Wilbur. We apologize for any inconvenience. For all the dates and ticket info, go to DSOtix.
DSO Helps Strangers Help Strangers
Posted on: February 22, 2012
Strangers Helping Strangers, an organization committed to providing assistance with day-to-day items for those in need, will be joining us on SPRING TOUR EAST. At this time, SHS is set to have donation stations at the shows in Burlington, Plymouth, New Haven, Huntington, Oneonta, Englewood, Princeton, Tarrytown, Brooklyn, Jim Thorpe, Boston and Hampton Beach. Please bring a non-perishable food, toiletry, feminine/personal hygiene or baby product donation to any of these upcoming shows - it would go a long way. For all the dates and ticket info, go to DSOtix.
DSO Jamaican Jam in the Sand Filling Up Fast
Posted on: February 14, 2012
The response to our inaugural JAM IN THE SAND is overwhelming, with Early Bird Tickets selling out in less than a week's time! Since we don't want to leave you out, for just a bit longer we are going to give you - our most loyal fans - one more chance for Early Bird savings: book now and save $100 per person or $200 per room!
This Extra Early-Bird Tier 2 Package is only available for a limited time, so make that Valentine of yours smile bigger than ever this year and reserve a room at JAM IN THE SAND!
Click here to secure your place at this intimate Jamaican excursion – happening at the Breezes Grand Resort in Negril, Jamaica March 1 – 5, 2013.
DSO Jamaican Jam in the Sand Announced
Posted on: February 08, 2012
We're extremely excited to announce that Dark Star Orchestra and our dear friend Keller Williams are teaming up with Island Gigs who will be hosting our first Jamaican JAM IN THE SAND at the adults only (all-inclusive) Breezes Grand Resort in Negril, Jamaica, March 1 - 5, 2013.
Your days will be spent on the beach enjoying everything the resort has to offer and the nights will be spent under the stars with Dark Star Orchestra.
An ALL-INCLUSIVE trip to Jamaica! This is what you get...
4 Nights at the 5-Star Breezes Grand Resort & Spa (Extra Nights Available)
3 Full two-set Dark Star Orchestra shows on the Beach
1 Special Acoustic Set by Dark Star Orchestra
3 Sets by Keller Williams
All Inclusive Resort - Jamaica Style
All meals are included from 6 Restaurants on the resort, Japanese, French, Italian, native Jamaican plus late night options
Unlimited Liquor, Beer, Wine & Other Beverages Included
Airport to resort ground transportation
Water Sports Including: Scuba-Diving, Snorkeling right from the resort, Water-Skiing, Snorkeling Trips, Glass Bottom Boat Rides, Sailing, Wind Surfing, Kayaking and more...
Tickets are extremely limited; Go here to reserve your place on the beach with DSO.
For complete info check us out at DSOJamInTheSand.com
DSO #2000 On Demand
Posted on: January 31, 2012
With memories of 2011 still swirling in our heads, we can still listen to the music play via DSO On Demand. Our fresh-out-of-the-oven releases are highlighted by way too many face melting moments to count, but special notice goes the November night in Ithaca (11/19/11) our six guys and a girl celebrated DSO's 2,000th show in original style. Or feel the energy of 30,000 fans in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park come back to the stage as DSO celebrates Hardly Strictly Bluegrass with a recreation of the historic 9/28/75 show originally performed on almost the very same spot! There are also shows from the Thanksgiving Garden Party Weekend and eras to fit every taste, from the '60s to the '90s with a generous dose of original setlists. You'll find them all here. What else would you listen to while you head out on Southbound Winter Tour?
Spring Tour Heads East
Posted on: January 26, 2012
As spring winds down and turns into summer, we’ll be taking the DSO bus on SPRING TOUR EAST, starting with two nights at the Higher Ground in Burlington, VT, and truckin’ on through the beginning of June. In between, the circus comes to town in New Haven, Princeton, Englewood, Brooklyn, Boston and Alexandria, makes a stop Paramount Theater in Huntingdon, NY and sets up camp for three days at the Mighty High Mountain Fest at Tuxedo Ridge, including one acoustic set. For all the dates and ticket info, go to DSOtix.