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Jeff Mattson & Friends at the Dark Star Jubilee 

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

DSO Winter Tour Coming Soon! Tickets On Sale Now! 

DSO Winter Tour 2023 - Tickets On Sale Now!

We are thrilled to kick off our 2023 dates on the Western part of America at some of our favorite towns and venues THIS WEEK:

Thu, Jan 26 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ

Fri, Jan 27 - The Novo - Los Angeles, CA

Sat, Jan 28 - Observatory North Park - San Diego, CA

Tue, Jan 31 - Fremont Theatre - San Luis Obispo, CA

Thu, Feb 2 - Crest Theatre - Sacramento, CA

Fri, Feb 3 - The Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA

Sat, Feb 4 - The Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA

Sun, Feb 5 - Harrah's Lake Tahoe South Shore Room - Stateline, NV

Tue, Feb 7 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT

Thu, Feb 9 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO

Thu, Feb 10 - 10 Mile Music Hall - Frisco, CO

Sat, Feb 11 - Mission Ballroom - Denver, CO

Announcing Dark Star Orchestra Winter Tour East!  

Announcing Dark Star Orchestra Winter Tour East! 

We're thrilled to share a new series of dates on the Eastern side of our fine nation kicking off this March! 

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 

Tickets on sale this Friday, January 13 at 10 AM ET!

Hello 25th Anniversary Tour! 

DSO Fall Tour kicks off this week!

We'll celebrate a HUGE milestone on 11/11: 25 years since our first ever performance! Join us back where it all began on Friday, November 11 at The Vic Theatre in Chicago for a 25 year anniversary throw down!

11/3 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

11/4 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater

11/5 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater

11/10 - Nashville, IN - Brown County Music Center

11/11 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre - 25th Anniversary Performance

11/12 - St Louis, MO - The Pageant

11/14 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues Cleveland

11/15 - Montclair, NJ - The Wellmont Theater

11/17 - Richmond, VA - The National

11/18 - Richmond, VA - The National

11/19 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVA

11/20 - Wilmington, DE - The Grand Opera House, Wilmington DE

11/22 - Harrisburg, PA - XL LIVE

11/23 - Jim Thorpe, PA - Penn's Peak

11/25 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount

11/26 - Huntington, NY - Paramount

See You at DSO Cosmic New Years! 

Dark Star Orchestra's Cosmic New Year's Run has been announced! Join the band for a pair of shows at the State Theatre in Portland, ME on December 28 & 29, and then ring in 2023 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on December 30 & 31! 

We are absolutely thrilled to celebrate NYE at The Capitol Theatre and we hope you can join us! 

Tickets to the Cosmic New Year's Run shows go on sale this Friday, visit the DSO tour dates page​ for more information and tickets.

25th Anniversary Tour - On Sale Now! 

Tickets for Dark Star Orchestra's 25th Anniversary Tour are on sale now! 

Thu, Nov 3​ - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN 

Fri, Nov 4 &​ Sat, Nov 5​ - Riverside Theater - Milwaukee, WI 

Thu, Nov 10 - Brown County Music Center - Nashville, IN

Fri, Nov 11​ - The Vic - Chicago, IL 

Sat, Nov 12​ - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO 

Mon, Nov 14 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH

Tue, Nov 15 - The Wellmont - Montclair, NJ

Thu, Nov 17 &​ Fri, Nov 18​ - The National - Richmond, VA 

Sat, Nov 19​ - The NorVa - Norfolk, VA 

Sun, Nov 20​ - The Grand Opera House - Wilmington, DE 

Tue, Nov 22​ - XL Live - Harrisburg, PA 

Wed, Nov 23​ - Penn's Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA 

Fri, Nov 25 &​ Sat, Nov 26​ - The Paramount - Huntington, NY


See you there!

LIVE from the Living Room AND the Drive In 

Tune into Jeff Mattson & Friends this Sunday, October 18 at 4pm Eastern for another round of your old and new favorites LIVE from my living room, then get your tickets while you still can for Dark Star Orchestra's Halloween weekend at Showtime At The Drive In taking place October 30 - November 1 in Frederick, Maryland.  Friday and Saturday are evening shows and Sunday is a Sunset Show starting at 4pm.  Details and tickets are available right here.  See you there!









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!


DSO Fall Tour Wraps, Cosmic New Years Around the Corner 

Dark Star Orchestra® Fall Tour 2019 is almost over, but there’s still plenty of Jeff Mattson fun to be had this weekend.  Come on down to Richmond, VA December 5 and Washington DC December 6 before DSO Fall tour comes to a close Saturday, December 7 in Norfolk, VA. Jeff returns to the road with DSO for Cosmic New Years, celebrations popping off December 28-29 in Albany, and continuing December 30-31 in Montclair, NJ. Jeff and DSO are grateful to have this time with you and welcome 2020 together.  Happy holidays!

DSO Fall Tour Rolls On 

Jeff Mattson with Dark Star Orchestra’s Fall Tour is in full swing with a full weekend of fun ahead.  Join Jeff in New Haven, Providence, and Tarrytown before he makes all of the traditional Thanksgiving week stops in Concord, Jim Thorpe, and that post-feast Huntington pair November 29-30.  Spend Cyber Monday checking out what’s new and ready to ship from the online home for DSO Merch, then head out to Harrisburg that night for an inaugural boogie on December 2.  Remember, the holiday shopping season is a week short this year, so get a jump on the savings with DSO’s Non-Black-Friday sale going on now online only.  Save on Jam in the Sand gear, Limited Edition Red Rocks Posters, new outerwear and more right now, and we’ll see you in your new threads as Fall Tour rolls on by.

Jeff Mattson & DSO to Raise the Dead  

Jeff Mattson summons you to get your spooky on with Dark Star Orchestra this weekend at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, October 31-November 2.  Get freaky Thursday in your costumed best the first night, then come to rage all weekend long.  DSO’ll raise the Dead by resurrecting classic nights from the Cap and other surprises as we fill in this Phil-O-Ween with a haunting good time.  Possess your tickets today right here and at venue outlets, and remember, if you’re holding a ticket to Phil-O-Ween, hang on to it for his rescheduled shows once they’re confirmed.  Happy Halloween!

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 & 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!

Three More Dates Added to DSO Summer Tour 

Your opportunities to catch Jeff Mattson with Dark Star Orchestra® on the road this summer have increased!  The following dates have been added to the DSO Summer Tour 2019: August 1 at the Stony Creek Brewery in Branford, CT, August 6 at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT, and August 8 at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ.  These nights add to a healthy lineup of some of DSO’s favorite summer haunts and we hope you’ll join us!  The first leg of Summer Tour runs June 28 - July 3, then part two commences July 26 and ends at the newly-minted Pisgah Jubilee in Black Mountain, NC August 16-17.  Tickets and information for Jeff Mattson’s full summer schedule is available here, and check out the full lineup and pick up single-day, 2-day, and VIP packages for the Pisgah Jubilee right here.  See you this summer!

Are You Ready for Jeff Mattson at Red Rocks? 

Be there when Jeff Mattson and Dark Star Orchestra® take to the mountain for his return to Red Rocks, Sunday September 8.  This time around Jeff and DSO are celebrating the Grateful Dead’s Red Rocks anniversary of 9/8/83 with special guests (electric) Hot Tuna.  A limited number of Good Lovin’ VIP packages are still available for purchase, or you can upgrade your existing ticket for early entry, a Q&A session with members of DSO, a signed Limited Edition Event Poster, and more.  Coming up for the weekend but haven’t grabbed tickets yet?  Lock down a 3-day pass that includes warm up shows September 6-7 at the Boulder Theater while you still can.  All remaining tickets for the Boulder Theater/Red Rocks run including Reserved ADA, Good Lovin’ VIP, and 3-day packs are available now at as well as all other Jeff Mattson and DSO Summer Tour nights between now and then.  See you on the mountain!

Last Chance to Save on Dark Star Jubilee and Jeff Mattson & Friends 

The next chance to see Jeff Mattson & Friends is Memorial Day Weekend at the Dark Star Jubilee and you’ll want to grab your tickets between now and Monday, May 6 at 11pm to save $35 off GA and $50 off VIP over the gate price.  Your passes for these three days of DSO fun, May 24-26 at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH come standard with three full two-set DSO shows and one from Jeff Mattson & Friends, plus Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Marcus King Band, Leftover Salmon, Billy Strings, Dumpstaphunk, Donna the Buffalo, The Lil Smokies, Midnight North, The Nth Power, Cris Jacobs Band, The Mighty Pines, Dino English & the Progfusionals, and The Sweet Lillies.  Now’s the time, head over to the Dark Star Jubilee website now for tickets and lineup information, and we’ll see you at the Jubilee!