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DSO Summer Tour in Two Weeks 

Jeff Mattson and Dark Star Orchestra® Summer Tour 2019 is only two weeks away launching Friday, June 28 in Knoxville, TN.  This first leg takes the Midwest by storm making stops in Cincinnati and Sylvania, OH before cruising up to the Minnesota Zoo, July 2.  After that catch Jeff with DSO in Chesterfield, MO July 3 and Aurora, IL July 5, then it’s up to Milwaukee where this segment wraps up at a long-awaited return to Summerfest on July 6.  Grab your tickets and check out more info for all DSO and Jeff Mattson Summer Tour 2019 dates right here.  The countdown is on, see you soon!

Three More Dates Added to DSO Summer Tour 

Your opportunities to catch Jeff Mattson with Dark Star Orchestra® on the road this summer have increased!  The following dates have been added to the DSO Summer Tour 2019: August 1 at the Stony Creek Brewery in Branford, CT, August 6 at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT, and August 8 at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ.  These nights add to a healthy lineup of some of DSO’s favorite summer haunts and we hope you’ll join us!  The first leg of Summer Tour runs June 28 - July 3, then part two commences July 26 and ends at the newly-minted Pisgah Jubilee in Black Mountain, NC August 16-17.  Tickets and information for Jeff Mattson’s full summer schedule is available here, and check out the full lineup and pick up single-day, 2-day, and VIP packages for the Pisgah Jubilee right here.  See you this summer!

Are You Ready for Jeff Mattson at Red Rocks? 

Be there when Jeff Mattson and Dark Star Orchestra® take to the mountain for his return to Red Rocks, Sunday September 8.  This time around Jeff and DSO are celebrating the Grateful Dead’s Red Rocks anniversary of 9/8/83 with special guests (electric) Hot Tuna.  A limited number of Good Lovin’ VIP packages are still available for purchase, or you can upgrade your existing ticket for early entry, a Q&A session with members of DSO, a signed Limited Edition Event Poster, and more.  Coming up for the weekend but haven’t grabbed tickets yet?  Lock down a 3-day pass that includes warm up shows September 6-7 at the Boulder Theater while you still can.  All remaining tickets for the Boulder Theater/Red Rocks run including Reserved ADA, Good Lovin’ VIP, and 3-day packs are available now at darkstarorchestra.net as well as all other Jeff Mattson and DSO Summer Tour nights between now and then.  See you on the mountain!

Jeff Mattson & Friends This Week @ the Dark Star Jubilee 

To all of our friends joining us at the 8th Annual Dark Star Jubilee, Jeff Mattson & Friends featuring DSO bandmates Rob Barraco (keys), Skip Vangelas (bass), and Lisa Mackey (vocals) with Tom Barraco (drums) takes the stage this Sunday, May 26 at 2:20pm.  This lineup explores the outer influential reaches of the Grateful Dead universe and the music of Jerry Garcia beyond the territory covered by the work of DSO.  We can't wait to meet you at the Jubilee!

 

 

Announcing the Zen Tricksters @ the Clearwater Festival 

Jeff Mattson is pleased to announce The Zen Tricksters with special guest Mookie Siegel will appear Sunday, June 16 at the Clearwater Festival aka "The Great Hudson River Revival" at Croton Point Park in Croton-On-Hudson, NY.  We're excited to be a part of this special weekend honoring the 100th birthday of Pete Seeger, weekend and single-day tickets are available here.

About the festival:

"Clearwater Festival (aka “The Great Hudson River Revival” or “Revival”) features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. The festival is wheelchair accessible and stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters. 

Inspired by Pete Seeger’s desire to clean up the river over forty years ago, The Great Hudson River Revival initially helped raise the funds to build the sloop Clearwater, which has since become a world-renowned floating classroom and a symbol of effective grassroots action. Today, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a non-profit organization that sails at the forefront of the nation’s environmental challenges. The revenue raised by the Revival goes to support Clearwater’s numerous educational programs and its work toward environmental and social justice—as well as keeping the sloop Clearwater afloat."

 

 

Last Chance to Save on Dark Star Jubilee and Jeff Mattson & Friends 

The next chance to see Jeff Mattson & Friends is Memorial Day Weekend at the Dark Star Jubilee and you’ll want to grab your tickets between now and Monday, May 6 at 11pm to save $35 off GA and $50 off VIP over the gate price.  Your passes for these three days of DSO fun, May 24-26 at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH come standard with three full two-set DSO shows and one from Jeff Mattson & Friends, plus Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Marcus King Band, Leftover Salmon, Billy Strings, Dumpstaphunk, Donna the Buffalo, The Lil Smokies, Midnight North, The Nth Power, Cris Jacobs Band, The Mighty Pines, Dino English & the Progfusionals, and The Sweet Lillies.  Now’s the time, head over to the Dark Star Jubilee website now for tickets and lineup information, and we’ll see you at the Jubilee!

DSO @ The Zoo Added to Summer Tour 

Jeff Mattson is excited to join Dark Star Orchestra® when they return to the Minnesota Zoo, July 2 as part of Summer Tour 2019.  This evening with DSO happens at the Weesner Family Amphitheater within the Minnesota Zoo as part of their Music in the Zoo series.  All ticket levels for this Minneapolis date are on-sale now at venue outlets, and don’t wait as this lovely evening always fills to the brim.  DSO’s fun-filled Summer Tour kicks off Friday, June 28 in Knoxville, TN, and we’ll see you there, at the Zoo, and everywhere else in between!

Jeff Mattson & Friends Jubilee Set Time Is Here! 

Dark Star Orchestra® has shared set times for every day of the 8th Annual Dark Star Jubilee taking place May 24-26 at lovely Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, and you’ll find Jeff Mattson & Friends in the Sunday sweet spot!  The entire schedule is below: 

Friday, May 24: 

4:30pm - 5:30pm - The Nth Power 

6:00pm - 7:30pm - The Marcus King Band 

8:00pm - 12:00am - Dark Star Orchestra 

12:30am - 2:00am - The Lil Smokies 

Saturday, May 25: 

12:00pm - 1:10pm - Dino English & the Progfusionals 

1:30pm - 2:30pm - Midnight North 

2:50pm - 3:50pm - Cris Jacobs Band 

4:15pm - 5:30pm - Donna The Buffalo 

6:00pm - 7:30pm - Chris Robinson Brotherhood 

8:00pm - 12:00am - Dark Star Orchestra 

12:30am - 2:00am - Billy Strings 

Sunday, May 26: 

12:00pm - 12:45pm - The Sweet Lillies 

1:00pm - 2:00pm - The Mighty Pines 

2:20pm - 3:45pm - Jeff Mattson & Friends 

4:15pm - 5:30pm - Dumpstaphunk 

6:00pm - 7:30pm - Leftover Salmon 

8:00pm - 12:00am - Dark Star Orchestra 

There’s still time to save on the gate price for all ticket levels if you grab them now.  See you at the Jubilee!

Catch DSO at Milwaukee Summerfest! 

Jeff Mattson is thrilled to announce Dark Star Orchestra’s return to Milwaukee’s fantastic Summerfest on 
July 6 as part of the Midwest swing of DSO Summer Tour 2019. The band has always enjoyed 
performing alongside Summerfest’s wide variety of top-notch talent, and expect nothing less from this 
year. The festival runs June 26-30 & July 2-7, line-up information as well as festival passes and 
individual day tickets are available now  right here and at venue outlets. And don’t forget to the check out 
the rest of Jeff’s tour dates here. See you at Summerfest!