Substitution For The Fillmore and Variety Playhouse Shows
Posted on: February 16, 2013
Rob Eaton has had to leave the road for a few days due to a family emergency; we all wish him and family the best. Meanwhile, Chopper Campbell - who toured with DSO in 2000 and played with Rob Koritz and Dino English prior - will join us for our Fillmore show in Charlotte and our Variety Playhouse show in Atlanta.
DSO To Play Terrapin Crossroads
Posted on: February 12, 2013
Dark Star Orchestra is proud to have just added a show on April 9th at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. Terrapin Crossroads opened last year with much fanfare, as Phil set up a “home” venue, complete with a full restaurant and bar, to not only play when he isn’t on the road, but to provide an artist friendly venue for bands to perform. With the extended GD history in San Rafael, the invitation to play Phil’s very own Grate Room has the band stoked, guaranteeing this will be a night to remember. Tickets for the DSO April 9 Terrapin Crossroads show are available here.
Jubilee Lineup Announced
Posted on: February 05, 2013
We are thrilled to once again bring you the Dark Star Jubilee, where the bands, fans and crew come together as one! This year The 2nd Annual Dark Star Jubilee will take place at Legend Valley over Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-26) and will feature three full nights of Dark Star Orchestra, in addition to what are sure to be mind-expanding sets all weekend long from Mickey Hart Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, The New Orleans Suspects ft. Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett of Little Feat, The Wailers, The Werks, Elephant Revival, Donna Jean Godchaux Band, John Brown's Body, Marco Benevento, Greensky Bluegrass, Pimps of Joytime, Rumpke Mountain Boys, BigeaR, The Folkadelics, My Brothers and Sister, The Ark Band and Matt Reynolds, with five more bands to be announced.
Just like last year, the 2013 Jubilee will be an intimate, family event with tent camping right inside the concert bowl and the option to camp next to your car just a few hundred yards away. The community here is unlike many other festivals, with open campfires in designated areas and welcomed acoustic music made by you and your neighbors.. At the Jubilee, you will never have to miss a set because of scheduling, long hikes to your site, or waiting in the beer line, as we encourage patrons 21 years and older to BRING THEIR OWN CANNED BEER anywhere on the festival grounds. No glass please, but BYOB is highly recommended- we won't be selling beer on site.
Good Lovin VIP tickets are available and include access to numerous perks, including the Good Lovin' Lounge, located less than 100 feet from the side-by-side stages. Click here for all the Ticket Options, we hope to Meet You at the Jubilee!
From Minnesota To Jamaica
Posted on: January 29, 2013
Come Join Us in All Kinds of Weather. Dark Star Orchestra’s Winter Tour 2013 kicks off Wednesday night (1/30) in Minneapolis and then the tour bus winds its way through Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan before heading south. We’ll make stops in Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio and western PA before southern sun dries our cold, wet bones in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. Then things really heat up as we spend the last week of tour in sunny Florida. We then set sail for Negril, Jamaica and Dark Star’s Jamaican Jam In The Sand. Tickets for most shows are still available at DSOtix; we’ll see you on the road!
Spring Tour Blooms
Posted on: January 15, 2013
Dark Star Orchestra is beckoning to the spring with Spring Tour West 2013 starting in Colorado on March 28 with a rousing 4/20 conclusion set for Seattle. Along the way we’ll include shows in Denver, San Diego and almost a full week around the Bay Area, while visiting some of our favorite venues as well as new ones, including Club Nokia in L.A. Tickets for most shows are available now at DSOtix.
Happy New Year To One and All
Posted on: January 04, 2013
We hope that your Holiday Season and New Year was as joyous for you as it was for us. We are grateful for the growing numbers of you that continue to come out and experience the music with us. 2012 was an incredible year and 2013 promises to be even better.
The band is playing with the energy of a steam locomotive, and will continue that course on Winter Tour 2013, starting on January 30 in Minneapolis and winding through the Midwest and South before finishing up in Ft. Lauderdale just before the Jamaican Jam In The Sand. You can score your tickets for most Winter Tour shows at DSOtix.
If that weren’t enough, Jeff Mattson will be spending his Sunday afternoon joining SiriusXM’s Tales From The Golden Road hosts Gary Lambert and David Gans channel, for most of the show. You can hear Jeff with Gary and David this Sunday (1/6) from 4-6 p.m. Eastern on the Grateful Dead Channel, SiriusXM 23.
Cosmic New Year's Run
Posted on: December 26, 2012
We hope the Dark Star Family is enjoying the season with friends and good cheer. For those of you celebrating the final days of the year, we would like to invite you to our last couple of gigs of 2012. We’ll be at the Rams Head Live in B-more on Friday, The Electric Factory in Philly on Saturday, and on Dec 30 and 31we will close 2012 and welcome in 2013 at the Paramount in Huntington, NY, to include 3 Electric sets for New Year’s Eve.
Posted on: December 21, 2012
As the Winter Solstice hits today and the days begin to be longer once again we would like to wish a Happy Holiday Season to every member of the Dark Star Family! We hope that you all have time to reflect on the good things that took place in 2012 and to look ahead to a promising year of love, laughter and music in 2013. See you soon!
The 2nd Annual Dark Star Jubilee Date Announcement
Posted on: December 18, 2012
We are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Dark Star Jubilee. We could not wait until Labor Day so we are moving the Jubilee to Memorial Day Weekend. The festivities will take place on May 24-26, 2013 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio (30 minutes East of Columbus)
The Dark Star Jubilee will operate with the same philosophy as last year where the fans, bands, and crew co-exist as one. We aspire to once again create a memorable and spiritual experience featuring 3 nights of Dark Star Orchestra, 20+ bands, 35 hours of music and 3 nights of camping.
So mark your calendars, gather your friends and family and we’ll ‘Meet You at the Jubilee’
The Band and Crew … Dark Star Orchestra
DSO & Jamaica: The Perfect Gift
Posted on: December 12, 2012
The holiday season is upon us and the perfect getaway gift for yourself and your favorite someone is Dark Star’s Jamaican Jam In The Sand at Breezes Grand Resort in Negril, Jamaica, March 1-5. For one all-inclusive price you get four nights at Breezes, three full DSO shows plus one acoustic set, three nights of Keller Williams, ground transportation, meals and unlimited beer, wine, liquor and other beverages. The meals will be at whichever of the six on-site restaurants you choose, including Japanese, French, Italian, native Jamaican plus late night options and room service. Once you book the trip you can leave your cash at home, but there are only a few beachfront rooms available, so act now by calling 888-423-7738, or just click here.