EDBASE (a/o June 1st 2013)

Spring Tour Announced

Posted on: March 20, 2013

Dark Star Orchestra makes our annual cross-country trek starting June 28 as we kick off Summer Tour 2013 with a return to the gorgeous Mishawaka Amphitheatre in Bellvue, CO, winding our way across country to some familiar spots and some new ones, including August’s very first DSO High School in Big Indian, NY. Some of the highlights are festival stops at Gathering Of The Vibes, Great South Bay Music Festival, Bear’s Picnic and a Believe in Music Benefit at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore. All the dates are here, with tickets for most shows available through DSOtix.

A Rest Before The West, Jubilee Morning Dew Early Bird Tickets Available Now

Posted on: March 19, 2013

We are geared up to start touring again with you all aboard out Spring Tour West. Starting the last week in March with three shows in Colorado and spend the next three weeks bringing the cosmic party through the Southwest and California (including our first stop at Terrapin Crossroads!), before winding up in the Pacific NW for three 4/20 weekend shows. You can get tickets for most shows at DSOtix.

All this leads us back East, spending Memorial Day weekend with you at our second Dark Star Jubilee at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, May 24-26. Morning Dew Early Bird Tickets are available now, grab yours now and save over $30 off the Gate Price. We’ll meet you at the Jubilee!

Have you seen this Jubilee lineup?

Jam in the Sand Recap

Posted on: March 08, 2013

We want to thank each of you who joined us for the experience that was this year's Jam in the Sand Festival. Everything exceeded our expectations and we were beyond thrilled to participate in such an epic celebration of music and friends in such a beautiful location with friends and family, new and old. Big props go out to our crew; working tirelessly in wind, sand, rain and heat to bring you four amazing nights of music a midst wild tropical weather. We loved getting to share it with our long-time friend Keller Williams. The inspirational and impromptu jams, the bonfires at Far Bar, the conversations with each of you, the melding of music and a paradise location all made for a fantastic week in Negril, Jamaica.

We are beyond thrilled to let you know we'll be returning for a 2nd Annual Jam in the Sand come 2014. Details will be available soon. In the meantime, check out this initial 2013 Jam in the Sand photo album. See you in Jamaica in 2014, mon!

Jubilee Early Bird Tickets Almost Sold Out

Posted on: February 22, 2013

Jubilee friends and family,
Just a quick note... Thank you all so much for your warm response to our announcement and on-sale for this year's Dark Star Jubilee. Our Morning Dew Early Bird Tickets have flown out the window quicker than we expected and are about to sell out. We want to give you one last chance to get the best price on your ticket… GA and VIP tickets will jump to the next price level at 5:00 pm EST on Monday, February 25th. Click here to View All Ticketing Options.

Spring Tour East Announced

Posted on: February 19, 2013

Dark Star Orchestra kicks off Spring Tour East 2013 on May 9 with the first of two shows at the fabled Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, hitting most of your favorite halls on the East Coast plus two festivals along the way. This run includes our annual stop at the Mighty High Mountain Fest in Tuxedo, NY and – of course – the Memorial Day Weekend 2nd Annual Dark Star Jubilee at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH. The Dark Star Jubilee features Mickey Hart, Yonder Mountain, The Wailers, Donna Jean, Karl Denson and much, much more! Tickets for most shows are at DSOtix. We’ll meet you at The Jubilee!

Special Show - Vinyl Music Hall

Posted on: February 18, 2013

We have a treat for those of you attending our show Tuesday, February 19 at the Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, FL. We will be performing a rare JGB set and are honored to be joined by Donna Jean Godchaux. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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!