Steel Pulse and The Bridge Join Jam in the Sand II, Feb 28-Mar 4, 2014
Posted on: September 24, 2013
After a beach-bumming, sun-soaking, toe-tapping, sold-out great time was had earlier this year, Dark Star Orchestra and Island Gigs are teaming up once again to host the Jamaican Jam In The Sand II at the adults only (all-inclusive) Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica. Joining the host band this year will be legendary roots reggae band, Steel Pulse and Baltimore’s recently reunited, The Bridge. Grammy award-winning reggae band Steel Pulse has been true to their roots for over 35 years. One of Bob Marley's favorites, the band has maintained a sense of fierce integrity as it strives to get the message of love and justice across to all people.
Jam In The Sand II offers attendees:
- 3 full 2-set performances and 1 special acoustic performance from Dark Star Orchestra right on the beach
- 2 full set performances from Steel Pulse and 3 sets of The Bridge right on the beach
- 4 nights at the 5-Star Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa, an all-inclusive resort that includes
1) All meals from any of the six restaurants on resort grounds (Japanese, French, Italian, Jamaican, late night options and more)
2) Bottomless beverages including liquor, beer, wine, champagne and frozen island specialties
3) Water sports such as Scuba-Diving, Snorkeling right from the resort, Water-Skiing, Snorkeling Trips, Glass Bottom Boat Rides, Sailing, Wind Surfing, Kayaking and more
4) Activities such as Yoga, Tennis, Jamaican Mixology and Cooking Classes, Tie-Dye Instruction and more
5) Airport to resort ground transportation
6) No need to carry cash! There is no tipping... guests book their flight, purchase the Jam in the Sand package, and the deal is done!
Registration is available now and attendees can book online here or by phone at 888-423-7738
For further information on Jam in the Sand, please visit dsojaminthesand.com.
Get Road Ready At ShopDSO.net
Posted on: September 20, 2013
Fall Tour West is only a week away and the best way to be styling for the road is to stock up on your favorite Dark Star threads at ShopDSO.net. In addition to tees, hoodies, and pins you can snag the current Tour shirt prior to the next show and check out our new items with a simple click of the mouse. The new items include dyes, vintage skull pins, ladies burnout shirts and psychedelic shoelaces, along with the hats, pins and stickers you already love. ShopDSO.net is the only place to get your touring wardrobe ready to rock.
DSO's Jamaican Holiday
Posted on: September 11, 2013
There comes a time and the time is now to plan on spending the end of the winter with us at Dark Star’s all inclusive Jamaican Jam In The Sand II. If you missed last year’s inaugural trip to the Caribbean, you may have heard about the island adventures during the day and the intimate shows where everyone’s a VIP at night. The concerts take place on the beach where you can actually wade in the ocean and check out the band at the same time. In addition to three full DSO shows and one acoustic performance, all the food, beverage and festivities you can handle are included, so you can leave your cash at home and just lay back and enjoy four days in the sun. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come! All the details and booking info is right here.
Fall Is Tour Time
Posted on: September 04, 2013
We hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend and that you’re as fired up as the entire Dark Star Orchestra team is to get to Jackson Hole on September 27 to kick off Fall Tour West! From there it’s off to Montana with stops in Bozeman and Missoula, then we head to Washington state and Oregon before our five California shows. We wind things up with stops in Vegas and Salt Lake plus a three-night blow-out in Boulder. Our friend Skip Vangelas will be handling bass duties on this run, so grab your low service fee tickets at DSOtix, join the fun and come check him out.
Show Added to Fall Tour West
Posted on: August 28, 2013
Dark Star has just added another show to Fall Tour West, bringing the band to The Ashland Ballroom in Ashland, OR on Monday, October 7. This is just one more night to dance on a tour that starts in Jackson Hole on September 27 before heading across Montana on the way to five nights in the Pacific Northwest, a week in California – including two nights at the Fillmore – and stops in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City before winding up with three nights at Boulder’s Fox Theatre. Tickets for most shows are available at DSOtix.
Cosmic New Year's Announced
Posted on: August 21, 2013
Dark Star Orchestra has announced it will ring in 2014 by returning to Huntington, NY’s Paramount Theatre for two nights, December 30 and 31. In the days leading up to this two-day Cosmic New Year’s celebration, the band will also make stops at The National in Richmond plus Philly’s Electric Factory, with tickets for all four shows available at DSOtix. Start making plans now and stay tuned for info on hotel deals to complete your Cosmic New Year’s trip to Long Island!
Wilmington Moved, Fall Tour Grows
Posted on: August 14, 2013
As Dark Star Orchestra’s Summer Tour rolls on through the end of this week, the show scheduled for the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, NC tonight (8/14) has been moved to Ziggy’s By The Sea, 208 Market Street. After that it’s on to Winston-Salem before wrapping up with two nights in Black Mountain, NC. Tickets are still available at DSOtix.
Meantime, Fall Tour East has two new shows on the books, with the band returning to The Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville on December 5, followed by the annual visit to D.C.’s 9:30 Club on Friday, December 6. Tickets for both shows will be available at DSOtix, along with most other DSO shows.
Fall Tour East Announced
Posted on: July 31, 2013
You’ll barely feel the weather getting colder as Dark Star Orchestra heats things up with Fall Tour East, beginning November 13 in Buffalo followed by a return trip across the border to Toronto and winding up in State College, PA on December 4. In between DSO will return to Burlington’s Higher Ground for two nights, swing past Penn’s Peak for Thanksgiving Eve and then spend the weekend on Broadway in New York City’s Best Buy Theater, before blowing the roof off the Tarrytown Music Hall for two nights. The complete schedule is here and most shows are available from DSOtix.
DSO High School Ready To Rock
Posted on: July 26, 2013
It’s just ten days until DSO High School, August 5-9 at the Full Moon Resort in the Catskill Forest Preserve in Big Indian, New York, and we're more than stoked to join you for four days and nights of live performances – including a special acoustic show at the Bearsville Theater. Beyond that you will enjoy imaginative band and crew workshops, master classes, presentations, and a look into the Grateful Dead's brilliant approach to music, with instructors that include Donna Jean Godchaux, David Gans and Betty Cantor-Jackson. If you think that sounds more like “camp” than “school,” then you’ll really love the gourmet meals, hiking, swimming and fun! Full Moon is a year-round mountain resort dedicated to the celebration of nature, music and the arts. Register now and spend the first week of August making some of the coolest high-school memories ever!
A Festive Week For DSO
Posted on: July 19, 2013
The next three Dark Star Orchestra shows are festivals, starting with a special acoustic set at the All Good Festival in Thornville, OH on Friday (7/19), Long Island’s Great South Bay Music Festival on Saturday (7/20) and then the official kick-off of Summer Tour 2013, Leg 2, next Thursday (7/25) in Connecticut at the Gathering Of The Vibes! From there, we have 18 dates over three weeks including the centerpiece, DSO High School. DSOHS is happening August 5-9 at the Full Moon Resort in the Catskill Forest Preserve in Big Indian, with band and crew workshops, master classes, presentations, interactive jams and guest instructors that include Donna Jean Godchaux, David Gans and Betty Cantor-Jackson each day, plus nightly Dark Star Orchestra shows. In addition, we’ve added a full two-set acoustic show at the nearby Bearsville Theater on Thursday, August 8, and we’re including that your DSOHS registration! More curriculum details are here, and don’t forget to check out the full tour schedule for Summer Tour 2013. Tickets for most shows are available at DSOtix.