DARK STAR ORCHESTRA- Sunday, June 30 at 7:30p
Performing to critical acclaim celebrating their 20th anniversary year in 2017 and over 2600 shows, Dark Star Orchestra
continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of
these seven fine musicians. On any given night, the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's
30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young
and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs,
Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the
fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their
own informed improvisations.
Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the
experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about that
contagious energy... in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when
attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.
"For us it's a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years," rhythm guitarist and vocalist
Rob Eaton explains. "We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985,
1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads who can say they've been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they
never got to see live."