News

D-Jam 2020 Cancelled 

We're sorry to report the annual D-Jam Benefit with Pittsburgh Jamband theCause scheduled for June 13 has been cancelled.  Tickets are good for next year, can be refunded or can be converted into a Just Harvest donation.  It's an honor for me to be invited every year to this great event supporting Just Harvest, and I'm looking very forward to its eventual return.  Take care of one another and we hope to see you soon.

Jeff Mattson LIVE Every Other Sunday 

Friends!  I had so much fun performing for you last Sunday I've decided to do it again every other Sunday going forward starting May 3.  Join me on Facebook at 4pm for classics & obscurities, originals, and the Good Ol' Grateful Dead.

5/1-2 Jeff Mattson & Friends Cancellation 

Friends, we know this likely isn’t going to come as a surprise, but we’re sorry to inform you we’ve had to cancel the upcoming Jeff Mattson & Friends shows scheduled for May 1 and 2 at the Iridium in New York City and 118 North in Wayne, PA.  Tickets can be refunded at point of purchase. We’ll be back in 2021 and we can’t wait to see you then. 

Stay safe and take care, 

Jeff Mattson & Friends

Join Jeff Mattson & Friends at the Jubilee 

Do you have your 9th Annual Dark Star Jubilee tickets yet?  Join your best DSO friends and family May 23-24, 2020 at beautiful Legend Valley in Thornville, OH for three nights of full 2-set DSO shows, Oteil & Friends, Galactic, Zero (Ft. Steve Kimock, Greg Anton, Pete Sears, & Melvin Seals), The Infamous Stringdusters, Jorma Kaukonen, Keller Williams, Boombox, Marco Benevento, Jeff Mattson & Friends (ft. Rob Barraco, Skip Vangelas, & Lisa Mackey w/ Tom Barraco), Holly Bowling, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads, Dino English & The Progfusionals, and Katie Henry BandAdvance tickets are still available at a $40 savings over the GA gate price, and save $60 on your VIP experience - but only if you buy them now.  Why wait?  It’s our favorite weekend of the year and we can’t wait to see you there!

Jeff Mattson to Resurrect “Alligator” 

Jeff Mattson is thrilled to return Jerry Garcia’s Fender Stratocaster, “Alligator” to the stage with Dark Star Orchestra Saturday, February 15 at The Warfield in San Francisco compliments of Alligator’s new owner, Andy Logan.  This guitar was the star of Europe ’72, but has not been on stage since the last time Garcia performed with it on his birthday, August 1, 1973.  If that’s not enough, Jerry’s Martin D-28 acoustic guitar will be on-site for Jeff to use during the acoustic portion of DSO’s recreation of 2/14/70 to be performed at The Warfield the night before on it’s 50th anniversary.  This guitar was with Jerry on the infamous 1970 “Festival Express” rail tour of Canada.  Thank you to Andy Logan whose generosity makes it possible for us all to share in this special piece of sonic history.  Tickets to both nights of this unforgettable run are available here and not expected to last much longer.  See you later, Alligator!

DSO Winter Tour Right Around The Corner 

Jeff Mattson may be sitting in Jamaica celebrating DSO’s Jam in the Sand, but to the horizon looks Dark Star Orchestra® Winter Tour 2020 kicking off in Seattle Thursday, February 6.  Join Jeff and DSO that first weekend in Portland and Eugene before heading down to Bend and Ashland, Oregon February 10-11.  Catch up in Chico February 13, then be our Valentine for two nights in San Francisco February 14-15.  Tahoe and Tempe come after before Jeff and DSO swing back in the Golden State to wrap up in Ventura, San Diego, and Los Angeles.  Information and tickets for all shows are available now right here and at venue outlets, and we’ll see you out West!

DSO Cosmic New Years is Almost Here 

Join Jeff Mattson and Dark Star Orchestra® ring out the old and ring in the new as we say fare thee well to 2019 at DSO Cosmic New Years, December 28-31.  Run up to Albany first for two nights of pre-celebration in this historic room, then roll down to Montclair for a pair full of fun and surprises.  Cheer 2020 DSO-style to the sounds our favorite music, sweet music with friends and family as we hope to make next year the best it can be.  Tickets are on sale now online and at venue outlets so grab them now.  Happy holidays and have a Cosmic New Year!