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Fall Tour on the Horizon 

Jeff Mattson and Dark Star Orchestra® are excited for Fall Tour 2019 kicking off September 26 in Chicago and rounding out September in Milwaukee, Madison, and Minneapolis.  October brings Bloomington, IL, Grand Rapids and more as we make our annual Midwest swing.  Expect several stops to include local area Grateful Dead shows including a classic show at the HOB in Cleveland and a Deer Creek show at The Egyptian in Indianapolis, along with DSO’s custom elective shows.  Don’t forget returns to Detroit, Louisville, and Ft. Wayne, then wrap it all up with us, October 11-12 in Columbus and Pittsburgh before we break for a few weeks to reset for the second half of Fall Tour 2019.  Tickets for all of these nights and the rest of 2019 are on sale now right here and at venue outlets.  See you soon!

Jeff Mattson to Join Melvin Seals & JGB 

Let there be even more songs to fill the tropical air, Dark Star Orchestra® is excited to announce Jeff Mattson will be joining Melvin Seals & JGB for all three of their sets at the 2020 DSO Jam in the Sand getaway, January 14-18.  These four nights at the Jewel Paradise Resort and Spa in gorgeous Runaway Bay, Jamaica already have everything going for them, but now with extra Jeff.  Jam in the Sand may be sold out, but you can always join the waitlist as you never know.  We’re already counting down the days to our return to paradise, and are dreaming of Caribbean breezes carrying sweet, sweet music.  See you on the island!

Announcing the Zen Tricksters 40th Anniversary 

Where does the time go?  The Zen Tricksters will celebrate their 40th Anniversary, Sunday November 10, 2019 at the Landmark on Main Street, Jeanne Rimsky Theater in Port Washington, New York.  We’re so proud this psychedelic project is still something in which we can partake and share, and I hope you’ll join myself, Rob Barraco, Dave Diamond, Tom Circosta, Klyph Black and Jennifer Markard in celebrating four decades of genre-bending jams and other magic. 

Public on-sale begins Friday, August 16 at 12pm EDT, 

Tickets are available right HERE until they’re gone.

Jeff Mattson & DSO Join Hangtown + Red Rocks Home Stretch 

Jeff Mattson and Dark Star Orchestra® are excited to return to Placerville, CA October 24-27 for the 9th Annual Hangtown Music Festival hosted by our friends Railroad Earth.  The stacked lineup for this Halloween celebration features three sets by Railroad Earth as well as sets by Greensky Bluegrass, The Wood Brothers, The Motet, Anders Osborne, and more. 

While Jeff is looking forward to this Northern California fun, it’s hard to see past Red Rocks weekend only one month away.  Be there Sunday, September 8 as Jeff and DSO recreate 9/8/83 on its anniversary with friends electric Hot Tuna on site to warm things up.  Remember, this ticket is the only way to get into DSO’s exclusive Boulder Theater shows September 6-7, and a small amount of Good Lovin’ VIP Experiences remain but we don’t expect them to last long.  Snap up tickets to Hangtown here, and Red Rocks Experiences here. We can’t wait to see you there!

DSO Summer Tour Happening Now 

A fun-filled weekend is upon us as Jeff Mattson and Dark Star Orchestra Summer Tour 2019 is in full-swing.  Celebrate Jerry’s birthday on Thursday, August 1 in Branford, CT, then take yourself out to the ballpark in Rochester, NY Friday, cruise to the Cape in Hyannis, MA on Saturday, and make it up to Maine for a Sunday Funday with Jeff and DSO in Westport.  The following week treat yourself to a rare acoustic night in Ridgefield, CT then help him take over New Jersey with nights in Englewood and Atlantic City before heading over to Asbury Park to celebrate legendary Giants Stadium 7/9/89 in honor of its 30th anniversary.  Dewey Beach, DE, Richmond, VA and the first Dark Star Pisgah Jubilee are on the horizon as well as Jeff’s return to Red Rocks September 8.  We can’t wait for you to dance the nights away with Jeff and DSO all summer long, so pick up tickets to these nights and more right here, and we’ll see you out there!

Ready for Red Rocks? 

Jeff Mattson is!  Jeff and Dark Star Orchestra® can’t wait for you to join them when they return to this hallowed ground Sunday, September 8 to recreate the Grateful Dead’s 9/8/83 on its anniversary.  Joined by our friends Electric Hot Tuna, Sunday will bring an amazing close to a full weekend of Colorado fun that includes two nights at the Boulder Theater, Sept. 6-7 - tickets you can only get with purchase of your Red Rocks ticket.  Want to enter early Sunday?  A small number of Good Lovin’ VIP tickets are still available and come standard with early entry and access to the merch table, a special laminate, a limited edition poster signed by Jeff and DSO, and more.  This trip is a pilgrimage we hope you’ll join us on, and we can’t wait to share it all with you in just a handful of weeks.  Grab your tickets today and we’ll see you on the mountain!

Pisgah Jubilee - One Month Away! 

Help Jeff Mattson send off Dark Star Orchestra® Summer Tour 2019 August 16-17 in Black Mountain, NC at the inaugural Pisgah Jubilee.  Enjoy two full DSO shows including a 40th anniversary celebration of 5/3/79 at the Charlotte Coliseum, and sets by Peter Rowan, Midnight North, California Kind, The Lil Smokies, Josh Phillips Feel Good, Captain Midnight Band, Campfire Reverends, and the Snozzberries all while surrounded by beautiful views, local food vendors, and of course, great beer by the Pisgah Brewing Company.  Good Lovin’ VIP packages are still available including a guided brewery tour and tasting, private viewing and bar, limited-edition poster with signing with Jeff and DSO, and more.  Save over the gate now on single and two-day passes right here, and he’ll meet you at the Pisgah Jubilee!

Jeff Mattson at Red Rocks - Two Months Away 

Be there when Jeff Mattson and Dark Star Orchestra® return to Red Rocks to recreate 9/8/83 on 9/8/19, and help him welcome special guest Hot Tuna for an unforgettable evening.  Three-night passes that include September 6-7 at the Boulder Theater are still available as well as a handful of VIP passes and upgrades that’ll give you early venue access, a signed poster, a Q&A with members of DSO and more.  All of us here at Team Mattson can’t wait to visit with you on this hallowed ground, and light up the mountain in celebration of the Grateful Dead Experience. See you in two short months!

Summer Tour is Here! 

Summer has officially arrived for Jeff Mattson and Dark Star Orchestra® as Summer Tour 2019 takes off June 28 in Knoxville, TN followed this weekend by stops in Cincinnati and Sylvania, OH.  Be there when Jeff and DSO take over the Minnesota Zoo, Tuesday July 2, and find him Independence Day Eve in Chesterfield, MO recreating a classic St. Louis-area show.  After that it’s off to Aurora, IL July 5 to rock the Chi-town suburbs then up to Milwaukee for Jeff and DSO’s return to Summerfest, July 6.  Tickets for these nights and everything else in store for Summer are on sale now right here, so grab them up before they’re gone and we’ll see you under the stars all Summer long.

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!