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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!

 

We're Headed to WasFest! 

WasFest is a brand new music festival is coming to Boston this Month! Curated by legendary musician-producer Don Was, WasFest is a celebration of collaboration and creativity where an all-star lineup of artists perform unique sets that often feature the album of another musician, Dark Star Orchestra is performing The Grateful Dead's November 14, 1978 Boston Music Hall Show  at the Wang Theatre Friday, June 23 at 7:30pm. 

Tickets are still available here.

DSO Jubilee This Weekend! 

The only chance to catch Jeff Mattson & Friends this Spring is at the 10th annual Dark Star Jubilee!  Meet us this weekend, May 26-28, at beautiful Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio and there's still time to save on the gate price by clicking here. This family-friendly event is one of our all-time favorites and we can't wait to see you there!

Jam In The Sand Returns! 

Come join us and spend your evenings under the stars with Dark Star Orchestra as we perform 2-sets on the beach for 3 Nights plus an afternoon Sunshine Set on the remaining day! As if that wasn’t enough, Jam in the Sand will host shows by friends and very special guests Melvin Seals and JGB plus sets by Circles Around The Sun and Donna The Buffalo!

Spend your days on the beach enjoying everything the all-inclusive resort has to offer including stunning ocean views, landscaped gardens and pools scattered throughout the property. The adults-only resort features a variety of restaurants, pleasant bar settings and daily activities as part of your package. Come celebrate and be a part of this band and fan favorite experience where everyone is treated like a VIP!

Pre-Sale for all returning guests from JITS 10:

Tuesday, May 16 @ 10am EST

Pre-Sale for all returning guests from JITS 1 through 9:

Wednesday, May 17 @ 10am EST

​ Public On Sale:

Thursday, May 18 @ 10am EST

Visit the Jam In The Sand​ website for more info.

DSO Spring Tour Kicks Off This Week! 

💥 Spring Tour! 💥
DSO Spring Tour kicks off May 12 at The Senate in Columbia, SC followed by our debut at The Refinery in Charleston, SC.  We then return to familiar stages at The Ritz in Raleigh, NC, Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, NC, and The NorVa in Norfolk, VA.
The tour wraps up with a pair of shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and a Sunday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA. The bus then heads to Legend Valley for our tenth Dark Star Jubilee over Memorial Day weekend and the only Jeff Mattson & Friends appearance of the season!
 

Tickets are on sale now with information for each show available on our tour dates page.
Dark Star Orchestra Spring Tour 2023
Fri, April 21 - Skull & Roses Festival - Ventrua, CA
Fri, May 12 - The Senate - Columbia, SC
Sat, May 13 - The Refinery - Charleston, SC
Sun, May 14 - The Ritz - Raleigh, NC
Tue, May 16 - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater - Wilmington, NC
Wed, May 17 - The NorVa - Norfolk, VA
Fri, May 19 - The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
Sat, May 20 - The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
Sun, May 21 - Penn's Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA
Fri, May 26 - Dark Star Jubilee - Thornville, OH
Sat, May 27 - Dark Star Jubilee - Thornville, OH
Sun, May 28 - Dark Star Jubilee - Thornville, OH

DSO Summer Tour - 1st Dates Are Here 

Did someone say SUMMER? 🌹💀🌞💀🌹
The first DSO Summer Tour dates have arrived with a nation-spanning hop from two nights in Asheville, NC to California then to our debut in Carbondale, Colorado for an ALC Foundation Benefit Concert.  Additional dates will be announced so stay tuned! 
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 AM local time and you can find the full details on the DSO website!

Announcing DSO Spring Tour 2023 

💥 Spring Tour! 💥
After the DSO appearance at the Skull & Roses Festival, DSO Spring Tour kicks off May 12 at The Senate in Columbia, SC followed by our debut at The Refinery in Charleston, SC.  We then return to familiar stages at The Ritz in Raleigh, NC, Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, NC, and The NorVa in Norfolk, VA.
The tour wraps up with a pair of shows at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and a Sunday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA. The bus then heads to Legend Valley for our tenth Dark Star Jubilee over Memorial Day weekend and the only Jeff Mattson & Friends appearance of the season!
 

Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 17 with information for each show available on our tour dates page.
Dark Star Orchestra Spring Tour 2023
Fri, April 21 - Skull & Roses Festival - Ventrua, CA
Fri, May 12 - The Senate - Columbia, SC
Sat, May 13 - The Refinery - Charleston, SC
Sun, May 14 - The Ritz - Raleigh, NC
Tue, May 16 - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater - Wilmington, NC
Wed, May 17 - The NorVa - Norfolk, VA
Fri, May 19 - The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
Sat, May 20 - The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
Sun, May 21 - Penn's Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA
Fri, May 26 - Dark Star Jubilee - Thornville, OH
Sat, May 27 - Dark Star Jubilee - Thornville, OH
Sun, May 28 - Dark Star Jubilee - Thornville, OH

DSO Winter Tour East Starts This Week! 

We'll see you soon:

March 9 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Center for the Arts

March 10 & 11 - Albany, NY - The Palace Theatre 

March 13 - Hartford, CT - Infinity Hall Hartford

March 15 & 16 - Rutland, VT - Paramount Theatre

March 17 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - F.M. Kirby Center

March 18 - Ellicottville, NY - The Rail Rider Jamboree 

All Tickets On Sale Now!