Dark Star Orchestra

Higher Ground is pleased to announce Dark Star Orchestra will perform at the Higher Ground Drive-In Experience at the Champlain Valley Expo on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 and Sunday, October 4th, 2020. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 11th at 11am ET.


Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 and Sunday October 4th, 2020

Higher Ground Drive-In Experience at the Champlain Valley Expo

GA $150 per vehicle

Gates 6:00PM, Show 7:00PM

Dark Star Orchestra is bringing their Grateful Dead Experience to the Yarmouth Drive-in on Cape Cod September 25 and 26. Each night the band will replicate a different performance from the Grateful Dead.

Each Monday night at 8 PM ET, hop on the bus as we stream a historic set from the past on our Facebook page & YouTube channel. Tune in weekly for a trip down memory lane as we dive into the archives and unveil shows from the many eras of Dark Star Orchestra!

FANS is offering viewers the opportunity to take a trip through The Capitol Theatre’s history with a series of Dark Star Orchestra premiere performances, each from the historic rock ‘n’ roll palace in Port Chester, New York plus live interviews with band members between each set. Starting at 8:30PM ET, fans will have the opportunity to Be in the Stream.

We hung in there as long as we could, but It looks like Covid-19 is going to have its way this year.  Dark Star Orchestra and All Good Presents have faced many storms, but like the rest of the world, we have never experienced anything like this before.  Unfortunately, we have to reschedule the Dark Star Jubilee for 2021, but in the spirit of delivering the 9th edition of The Jubilee as it was meant to be, we are thrilled and grateful that most of the bands have already committed to making the move with us. 

It seems that Mother Nature wants to correct herself and we are in the way.  Dark Star Orchestra has battled many thunderstorms, snowstorms, illnesses, broken down trucks and buses but like you, we have never experienced anything like this before.  As firm believers in the “Show Must Go On” we have only canceled a handful of 2,981 shows over 22 years.  In the last two weeks, we’ve postponed 13 shows and there may be more to come.  Fortunately, we have been able to reschedule 12 of these shows, please see below for all pertinent rescheduling information.

It was easy to tell that Ventura was a bastion of Deadheads of all ages when the faithful descended on the Majestic Ventura Theater on February 20th for a concert by Dark Star Orchestra. The Grateful Dead cover band has a massive following in Ventura, as evidenced by the sold-out crowd that spilled out into the streets. Curbside vendors sold all manner of Dead paraphernalia, while faithful followers without tickets searched for the mythical “Miracle Ticket.”

Dark Star Orchestra announced their Summer Tour today. Following the band’s Dark Star Jubilee Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio and their debut appearance at the Lockn Festival June 18, Summer Tour official starts June 26 just outside of St. Louis, MO at the Chesterfield Amphitheater before winding all over the east coast and Midwest, with performances scheduled at familiar venues as well as new stages for the band.

The story behind one of the most technically decorated and carefully crafted bass instruments in music history is one of true Grateful Dead lore.

Thanks to the generosity of the guitar's new owner Andy Logan, Dark Star Orchestra guitarist Jeff Mattson will be the first to perform with the instrument since Garcia set it down following that summer evening's show. Alligator returns to the stage Saturday, February 15 when Dark Star Orchestra performs at The Warfield in San Francisco.

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