Off to the Aloha State 

DSO is so excited to be performing in Hawaii for the first time! Catch us at the historic Hawaii Theatre Center in Honolulu on April 4 & 5.


March Off 

What a ride it's been! The last 4 days brought the house down, but the party continues.

Upcoming shows:

  • 3/21: College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
  • 3/22-3/23: The Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ

Ticket are still on sale at

DSO March Tour Kicks Off This Week! 

The moment we've all been waiting for is finally here – our March tour kicks off THIS WEEK in Utica, NY at the Stanley Theater!

Tickets still on sale – secure yours now here!

3/14 - Stanley Theater, Utica, NY
3/15-3/16 - F.M Kirby Center, Wilkes Barre, PA

3/18 - Infinity Hall, Hartford, CT

3/20 - XL Live, Harrisburg, PA

3/21 - College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT

3/22-3/23 - The Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ

DSO Headline Hoxeyville Festival 2024 

Jeff Mattson and DSO will headline the Hoxeyville Spring Music Festival, taking place from May 31 to June 2 in Wellston, MI. This new musical event also will feature The Allman Betts Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Yonder Mountain String Band and others! 

The Hoxeyville Farm is a picturesque 200-acre property in the heart of Michigan's Manistee National Forest. This new event is focused on music, camping, and immersion in the Northwoods. It will offer canoe trips Saturday and Sunday, music and ecology workshops, and plenty of food and craft vendors. Music on the Timber Stage will run from 5:00pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 4:00-11:00pm on Sunday. 


Jeff Joins DJam: Grateful Dead Tribute & Benefit Show 

Jeff Mattson, Lisa Mackey, and JGBG will join Pittsburgh jam band theCAUSE at the annual DJAM, a Grateful Dead tribute show benefitting Just Harvest, on March 30th. Just Harvest is a nonprofit organization that reduces hunger through sustainable, long-term approaches to help those in need. This year's DJam takes place on Saturday, March 30 at Thunderbird Music Hall, 4053 Butler Street in Pittsburgh, PA.

Doors @ 7pm
Show @ 8pm


AGE: 21+


DSO is Headed to The Greek! 

Join DSO Saturday, July 13 at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA in celebration of 40 years of the Rex Foundation and their $10,000,000 in grants to over 14,000 grantees!

The Rex Foundation was created by "members of the Grateful Dead and Friends" and has a mission "to help secure a healthy environment, promote individuality in the arts, provide support to critical and necessary social services, assist others less fortunate than ourselves, protect the rights of indigenous people and ensure their cultural survival, build a stronger community, and educate children and adults everywhere."

This evening of music at this iconic venue is a benefit concert for Rex Foundation and features Dark Star Orchestra performing the Grateful Dead's 7/13/84 Greek Theatre show at Greek Theatre on its 40th anniversary!

On this unforgettable night, the Grateful Dead broke out “Dark Star” for the first time in 3 years. During “Dark Star” and to the amazement of the audience, a brilliant shooting star streaked across the summer sky!

The celebration will commence with special guests Melvin Seals and JGB.

Let's come together to celebrate the power of community, the magic of music, and the incredible impact of the Rex Foundation. Each grant has contributed to meaningful change, and this is a momentous occasion to reflect on the positive ripples that Rex and family have created.

We hope you can join us for this epic benefit concert commemorating Rex's milestone achievements!


Axial Tilt Returns 

Axial Tilt returns to New Orleans during Jazz Fest weekend for a pair of shows at Cafe Istanbul May 3 & 4! This DSO heavy super group features Jeff Mattson, Rob Eaton, Lisa Mackey, Skip Vangelas, Dino English plus Mitch Stein and Wally Ingram along with special guests. Single night and two night tickets available now here.

All ages!

DSO Winter Tour Is A Wrap! 

We had an awesome time in Arizona, California and Bend, Oregon. Join us for the grand finale as our tour wraps up with a bang in the Pacific Northwest:

  • 2/8: Midtown Ballroom - Bend, OR
  • 2/9: The Showbox - Seattle, WA - SOLD OUT
  • 2/10: Roseland Theater - Portland, OR

Winter Tour - This Week! 

Exciting news as DSO winter tour is about to kick off this week at the Marquee Theatre in Arizona on January 25! Quick heads up – tickets for some shows have already flown off the shelves, so make sure to swing by the DSO website and lock in your plans for the gigs closest to you! Let's make this winter tour unforgettable!

1/25 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ

1/26 - The Sound - Delmar, CA

1/27 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

1/30 - Fremont Theater - San Luis Obisbo, CA

2/1 - Guild Theater - Menlo Park, CA - SOLD OUT

2/2 - The Warfield - San Francisco, CA

2/3 Golden State Theatre - Monterey, CA

2/4 JaM Cellars Ballroom - Napa, CA

2/7 - Midtown Ballroom - Bend, OR

2/8 - Mount Baker Theatre - Bellingham, WA

2/9 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA - SOLD OUT

2/10 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR

Aloha! DSO Is Heading to Hawaii! 

"If my words did glow, with the gold of sunshine..." 

DSO is heading to Hawaii! 

Join us for the thrill of our first ever performances in Hawaii at the Hawaii Theatre Center in Honolulu on April 4 & 5! Tickets go on sale exclusively for DSO fans on Friday, January 19 at 10 AM HST (4 PM EST) - password RIPPLE.