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Summer Tour Kicks Off June 28 

DSO will be on the road all summer long! We have a good mix of festivals, some of our favorite venues, and new stages that we have never played before. For our July 21 show at the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, DSO we will be recreating the Dead's epic 9/3/77 show from Englishtown, NJ! This show originally took place about 20 miles away from where we're playing. We can't wait to bring the heat to you this summer. Check out all the dates… We'll see you on the road!

DSO Heading to Great South Bay 

DSO is excited to play the Great South Bay Music Festival this summer in Patchogue, NY! DSO will headline the four-day event on Saturday, July 20. There will be so many great artists at this one… check out the whole lineup and get tickets here.

Join the Jubilee This Weekend! 

Jeff cannot wait to party with everyone this weekend at Dark Star Jubilee, taking place May 24 to 26 at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH! Get ready for three nights of non-stop great music from DSO, Jeff Mattson & Friends, and MANY more! Check out the whole lineup listed below and get your tickets right here

Spend 4th of July Weekend with DSO 

The Colorado weather is perfect in July, so it's the best time to spend your 4th of July weekend partying with DSO! The band will do a run of shows starting on July 3 at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, followed by the band's return to The Mishawaka in Bellvue on July 4. DSO then makes a stop at Levitt Pavilion in Denver on July 5, followed by their 30th show at Colorado's Boulder Theater on July 6. Come join Jeff and DSO in July for the first leg of their summer tour!

 

Don't Miss DSO at The Greek! 

Join DSO on 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. This evening of music at an iconic venue is a benefit for the Rex Foundation and features Dark Star Orchestra performing the Grateful Dead's 7/13/84 Greek Theatre show on its 40th anniversary! The celebration will commence with special guests Melvin Seals and JGB.

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.”

We hope you can join DSO for this epic benefit concert! TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! 

DSO Spring Tour 

Jeff and DSO are mapping out their spring and summer tours. Be sure to catch them at all the upcoming festivals as well as these confirmed shows, with more to come!

Fri 5/17 and Sat 5/18 - Salvage Station - Asheville, NC

Sun 5/19 - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater - Wilmington, NC

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 darkstarorchestra.net.

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. 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! 

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. 

March On! 

Exciting news for March – DSO is hitting the road again in the Northeast with a fantastic lineup of tour dates. Can't wait to share the music and good vibes with all of you. Mark your calendars because tickets go on sale this Friday, January 19 at www.darkstarorchestra.net!

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

Fall Tour Is A Wrap! 

DSO Fall Tour Wraps up this weekend with our traditional Florida swing!  Tickets and info at darkstarorchestra.net!

12/8 Pompano Beach Amphitheater Pompano Beach, FL

12/9 The St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL

12/10 Jannus Live St. Petersburg, FL

DSO Fall Tour Cruises On! 

DSO returns to the road THIS WEEKEND!  We'll even celebrate our anniversary along the way!  Tickets for all nights and more at darkstarorchestra.net.

11/9 Poplar Hall Appleton, WI

11/10 The Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI

11/11 Palace Theatre St. Paul, MN ——> Anniversary

11/14 The Capitol Theatre Davenport, IA

11/15 Madrid Theatre Kansas City, MO

11/17 The Pageant St. Louis, MO

11/18 The Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL

11/19 KEMBA Live! Columbus, OH

11/22 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA

11/24-25 The Paramount Huntington, NY

Just Announced: DSO Winter Tour! 

West Coast! We'll see you this winter on Dark Star Orchestra Winter Tour 2024.  Tickets on sale now.

Jan. 25 Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ

Jan. 26 The Sound - Del Mar, CA

Jan. 27 The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

Jan. 30 Fremont Theatre - San Luis Obispo, CA

Feb. 1 Guild Theatre - Menlo Park, CA

Feb. 2 Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA

Feb. 3 Golden State Theatre - Monterey, CA

Feb.4 Jam Cellars Ballroom - Napa, CA

Feb. 7 Midtown Ballroom - Bend, OR

Feb. 8 Mount Baker Theatre - Bellingham, WA

Feb. 9 Showbox - Seattle, WA

Feb. 10 Roseland Theatre - Portland, OR

DSO Fall Tour Kicks Off THIS WEEK! 

Fall Tour kick off this month!  Tickets for all nights + Cosmic New Years are on sale now at darkstarorchestra.net!

10/13 Avondale Brewing Company Birmingham, AL

10/14 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA

10/15 The Signal Chattanooga, TN

10/18 MegaCorp Pavilion Newport, KY

10/19 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA

10/20 Warner Theatre Erie, PA

10/21 The Anthem Washington, DC

11/9 Poplar Hall Appleton, WI

11/10 The Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI

11/11 Palace Theatre St. Paul, MN (DSO's Anniversary!)

11/14 The Capitol Theatre Davenport, IA

11/15 Madrid Theatre Kansas City, MO

11/17 The Pageant St. Louis, MO

11/18 The Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL

11/19 KEMBA Live! Columbus, OH

11/22 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA

11/24-25 The Paramount Huntington, NY

12/8 Pompano Beach Amphitheater Pompano Beach, FL

12/9 The St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL

12/10 Jannus Live St. Petersburg, FL

Three Cheers for SSSSSummer! 

SSSSSummer swings on!  Dark Star Orchestra returns to the road this Wednesday, July 26 for our annual evening at the ballpark at Rochester's Silver Stadium (aka Innovative Field) then spends two nights with you at Summer Jam 50 in LaFayette, NY Celebrating 50 Years of the Famed Watkins Glen ‘Summer Jam’ on July 28-29.  The 30th finds us at the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ then we cruise up to the Stony Creek Brewery in Branford, CT on August 2 before crossing the Southern Tier running up to Buffalo for an evening at Buffalo's Outer Harbor on August 3.  Tickets and info available at darkstarorchestra.net.  See you there!

Grass Valley, SLC & Carbondale This Week 

Busy Week Ahead!  Catch DSO Wednesday, July 12 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, CA, Friday, July 14 at The Depot in Salt Lake City, and Saturday, July 15 at the ALC Foundation Benefit Concert in Carbondale, CO.  Tickets for all nights on sale now at www.darkstarorchestra.net.

Up The Mountain! 

DSO is playing on a mountain in Jackson Hole, WY THIS WEEKEND!

That's something we have not yet done in over 3150 shows 

 Tickets are on sale now: https://snowkingmountain.com/king-concerts/

To say this view from the stage will be 'stunning' is an understatement, so if you're near Wyoming or have been looking to visit there, we have a three-night stand ATOP Snow King Mountain in Jackson Hole.

Summer Tour Starts This Week! 

So much going on!  See you there:

Fri. & Sat. June 16-17: The Salvage Station - Asheville, NC

Fri. June 23: WasFest - Boston, MA

Fri.-Sun. July 7-9: Snow King Mountain - Jackson Hole, WY

Wed. July 12: Nevada County Fairgrounds - Grass Valley, CA

Fri. July 14: The Depot - Salt Lake City

Sat. July 15: ALC Foundation Benefit Concert  - Carbondale, CO

Wed. July 26: Redwings Stadium (Innovation Field) - Rochester, NY

Fri.-Sat. July 28-29: Summer Jam 50 - LaFayette, NY

Sun. July 30: Stone Pony Summer Stage - Asbury Park, NJ

Wed. Aug. 2: Stony Creek Brewery - Branford, CT

Thu. Aug. 3: Buffalo Outer Harbor - Buffalo, NY

Fri. - Sat. August 4-5: Bears Picnic - Blain, PA

Mon. Aug. 7: Hi-Fi Annex - Indianapolis, IN

Wed. Aug. 9: Interlochen Center For The Arts - Interlochen, MI

Thu. Aug. 10: Meijer Gardens - Grand Rapids, MI

Fri. Aug. 11: Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH

Sat. Aug. 12: Rose Music Center at The Heights - Huber Heights, OH

All tickets on sale now here!