Jubilee Late Nights Announced
Posted on: July 09, 2012
The Dark Star Jubilee is creepin’ round the corner into Legend Valley in Thornville, OH,, August 31 and September 1 and 2, and with less than two months to go we’re proud to announce our Late Night Acts! Keeping you dancin’ through to daylight, we’ve got not only DSO, but also the Mickey Hart Band, Dumpstathunk, Boom Box and Jahman Brahman to fill the air with songs. And that’s after full days of sets from our friends including 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, The Infamous Stringdusters, Donna The Buffalo and more.
Advance Tier 1 3-Day tix are almost sold out, with the current price – until Friday, July 13 at 5 PM - $30 less than you’d pay at the gate. Early Bird VIP 3-Day tix are also almost gone, and are $50 off the gate price of $199 until Friday. So head on out for a Labor Day weekend at Legend Valley where we’ll throw a bolt of inspiration to spark your imagination and cause instant excitation when we meet you at The Jubilee !
Fall Tour Shows Added
Posted on: July 02, 2012
As the band keeps playing on into the Midwest, Dark Star Orchestra has added two shows to the September-October portion of Fall Tour 2012! We’re pleased to confirm that the rumored show in Nevada City, CA is indeed fact, with the date set for Wednesday, October 10 at Miner’s Foundry. In addition, the band will make a two night stop in Boulder, CO to end the tour, as The Boulder Theatre will never stop rockin’ ‘til the moon goes down on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20. DSOtix has your ducats for these and most shows.
Of course, before get to the Fall, we still have over 20 shows left on the Meet Me At The Jubilee Summer Tour 2012, ending at the Dark Star Jubilee, a family-friendly 3-day celebration of music and good vibes at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH. The Jubilee brings you three full shows by DSO, along with sets from extended Grateful family, including the Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, and our very own Matt Reynolds taking his turn in front of the crowd. All the info is here, with three-day passes selling fast but still available here. We’ll meet you at The Jubilee!
Summer Tour Starts; 3 Sets In Bond
Posted on: June 29, 2012
DSO kicked off the first leg of the Meet Me At The Jubilee Summer Tour 2012 on Thursday night in Denver, with a smokin’ recreation of an ’83 Red Rocks set that left the crowd tired, sweaty, smiling, and anxiously speculating on what shows and eras the band would break out over the rest of the weekend in Colorado. One hint we can offer is that on Sunday night – after the benefit at Left Hand Brewing in Longmont and Saturday’s early bird special in Steamboat Springs (6 p.m. start!) – DSO will treat the crowd at the State Bridge Lodge in Bond to a legendary 3-set show that features one acoustic set and two full electrics. We won’t reveal the date, but can assure you the psychedelic quotient of this show gives true meaning to the word “electric!” Tickets for most shows are here, and don’t forget to check out the Dark Star Jubilee page, with all the info on our inaugural Labor Day weekend festival that sets the bar for all the ones that follow. Join us on the road this summer and we’ll meet you at The Jubilee!
Mish Show Moved; DSO Stages Benefit
Posted on: June 22, 2012
While we all send good vibes out to the people affected by the fires in Colorado, DSO has moved its June 29 show – originally scheduled for the Mishawaka Amphitheatre in the impacted area of Bellvue, CO – to Longmont, CO in order to partner with Left Hand Brewing Company and Shaped Music on a benefit to raise money for local agencies fighting the fires and offering relief to displaced residents. Dark Star & Cold Brews will take place June 29, the same night of the originally scheduled Mish show, at the Left Hand Brewing Company at 1265 Boston Avenue, with all profit from tickets, beer, food and merch going to the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department and the Northern Colorado Chapter of the Red Cross. You can get tickets here until 8 a.m. June 29th, after which tickets will only be sold at the door. Tickets previously purchased for the Mishawaka Amphitheatre will be honored at this show or can be returned to point of purchase. Internet and phone order purchasers will need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the Tour Page for more info, plus all the dates on the Meet Me At The Jubilee Summer Tour 2012, along with ticket info for all shows.
Fall Tour Announced
Posted on: June 12, 2012
DSO announced the first leg of Fall Tour 2012 today, a ride that starts in Texas, swings through the southwest, then heads for the burnin’ shore, playing everywhere from Solano Beach to Napa, including a two-night stop at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Talk about some long, long, crazy, crazy nights! Tickets for most shows on Fall Tour 2012, as well as the Meet Me At The Jubilee Summer Tour, are available here.
The summer tour’s road leads to Labor Day weekend and the very first Dark Star Jubilee; three nights – August 31-September 2 – of full shows by DSO, along with a long list of very special guests including the Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, JormaKaukonen, The Infamous Stringdusters, Donna The Buffalo and many, many more, including our own Matt Reynolds, stepping out to the front of the stage! We are working diligently to put together a fan and family friendly campout and festival that you won’t want to miss. We have recently posted much more information here, including several camping options, family camping and ADA registration, our provisions for making your weekend a pleasant one, VIP perks, re-entry policies etc… grab yourself a here and we will meet you at the Jubilee!
Bring The Family To The Jubilee!
Posted on: June 01, 2012
The passing of Memorial Day is only a harbinger of how fast the Dark Star Jubilee is approaching, with the dates set for Labor Day weekend, August 31-September 2 at Legend Valley (formerly the Buckeye Lake Amphitheatre) in Thornville, OH. The lineup features a lot of the DSO and Dead Family, starting with three full shows by our six guys and a girl, plus perfomances from the Mickey Hart Band and 7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann and many more, and we’re going all out to make this the most family-friendly festival for your crew, too.
The family approach starts with a variety of camping options, including tent camping in the venue, car camping, VIP camping, RV camping, family camping and ADA camping. In addition, there will be plenty of vendors – both food and crafts – as well a full supply of serviced port-a-johns, water stations, a medical unit shower trailers and a children’s activities. Also, no glass bottles will be allowed on site, adding to the safe and entertaining environment, whether the music is playing or not. We do ask, for their safety as well as all festival goers’, that you leave your pets at home or board them at a local kennel. You can find all the details here. There are still 3-Day Passes, Rising Star VIP passes and RV parking passes available here .
Of course, the golden road to The Jubilee is paved with the Meet Me At The Jubilee Summer Tour 2012, starting June 28 in Denver and continuing until August 11. Tickets for those shows are available now at DSOtix. While you’re at it, don’t forget that there is still very limited space to join us for the first Dark Star JAM IN THE SAND at the adults only Breezes Resort in Negril, Jamaica, March 1-5, and keep checking back for the Fall tour schedule, coming soon.
New Downloads; Spring Tour Home Stretch
Posted on: May 23, 2012
As Spring Tour East winds into its last ten days, you’ll find a fresh set of shows now available at DSO On Demand to sing you back home and rock your soul until the late-June kickoff of the Meet Me At The Jubilee Summer Tour. On the menu this time are a stellar group of shows from the end of 2011, starting with the magical night in DC when Senator Al Franken got on the Dark Star Orchestra bus, introducing the band to open the second set. You’ll also find shows from Concord, NH, Bridgeport, Albany, Portland, ME, plus two shows from the epic New Year’s run. All this and much, much more is all here.
While Spring Tour is almost over, our six guys and a girl are packing a lot of shows into it, starting with Englewood, NJ and going on to Princeton, Tarrytown, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Jim Thorpe, Boston and Hampton Beach, before the band and crew heads home to rest up for a most ambitious summer. There will be plenty of festivals on tap, including GOTV and All Good, ending – of course – with the Dark Star Jubilee, August 31-September 2. Tickets for most of the Spring and Summer shows are still available, and you can just click here to meet us at The Jubilee.
Spring Tour; Jubilee VIPs Almost Gone
Posted on: May 10, 2012
Dark Star Orchestra got the East portion of Spring Tour rollin’ down the track in fine, elective style in Burlington on Monday night – including a psychedelic “Strawberry Fields” jam in the second set – before sliding into the ’90s on Night Two and visiting the ’70s in a smokin’ night in New Hampshire. The journey continues this weekend in New Haven, Huntington, NY, and Oneanta before Terrapin Nation hits Teaneck, followed by a swing through Virginia leading back to Tuxedo, NY for next week’s Mighty High Festival. Then our six guys and a girl hit the Northeast and New England hard, making sure to visit all their friends in the region. Pick up your tickets here.
Of course, all this ultimately leads to the first Dark Star Jubilee, August 31-September 2 at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH. It’s gonna be a high time, with two revolving stages featuring three nights of DSO, plus visits from Mickey Hart Band and 7 Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann, plus Keller Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, The Infamous Stringdusters, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Donna The Buffalo many, many more. Early bird passes are going fast, so the time to save is limited. All the information, plus the deal on Rising Star VIP Experience and vending news is all right here. We’ll meet you at The Jubilee!
On The Road Again
Posted on: May 02, 2012
Spring Tour East starts Monday (5/7) in Burlington, VT with two nights at the Higher Ground, then DSO’s next travels continues up and down the East Coast in all the hot spots, including New Haven, Long Island, Princeton, Philadelphia, Jim Thorpe and Boston, with a Mexicali sighting of Terrapin Nation and special acoustic sets along the way, One of which comes on the first of three nights at the Mighty High Mountain Fest at Tuxedo Ridge, where will be joined by a lot of friends, including Railroad Earth, George Porter, Jr. and NRPS. For all the dates and ticket info, go to DSOtix.
Once Spring Tour East is over, we’re on the Golden Road to the inaugural Dark Star Jubilee , at Legend Valley (formerly Buckeye Lake) in Thornville, OH on Labor Day Weekend, August 31-September 2! DSO, playing three full shows over three nights, is joined by an amazing group of friends that includes Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, Infamous Stringdusters, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphun and too many more to mention here. A very limited amount of Early Bird passes are still available, along with Rising Star VIP and RV Parking passes, which you’ll find here. Also, vendor info is finally available! You’ll also want to plan some stops on the 24-show Summer Tour 2012, and you’ll find your tickets here.
Tarlowe Benefit Closing In
Posted on: April 25, 2012
The benefit show that Rob Eaton put together to pay tribute to his bandmate from his early-career Border Legion, lead guitarist Dave Tarlowe, is coming up Saturday, May 5 at Mexicali Live. Tarlowe passed away last year as a result of a fierce bout with cancer.
To pay tribute to his friend, Eaton has assembled an all-star lineup that includes Border Legion bandmates Tom "Skip" Vangelas (bass) and Jimmy Monia (drums), as well as DSO's Jeff Mattson, Rob Barraco and Lisa Mackey. Having that crew on board guarantees the night will be a celebration of Tarlowe's life, featuring a stellar night of Border Legion music.
Net proceeds 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. For tickets, go here.