208 Oak Street
Ashland, OR 97520
Using entire shows from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra (DSO) recreates the original song for song performance set list for an entirely new generation of, as well as old school, Deadheads. Dark Star Orchestra presents its critically acclaimed live show at esteemed venues from coast to coast and internationally.
Dark Star Orchestra performs Grateful Dead classics the same way an orchestra interprets music of classical composers. The composer-spirit is channeled, as the players capture the passion and innovation of the original. Touring nationwide for nearly two decades, with more than 2500 shows in the rear view mirror, the band’s steadfast commitment to “raising the Dead” has drawn national media attention and a huge “deadicated” fan base.
The group has their craft so well-refined that even members of the Dead themselves, rhythm guitarist/singer Bob Weir, drummer Bill Kreutzmann, and keyboardist Vince Welnick, have appeared on stage and performed with these live music interpreters.
Precision is king with this group, who position the stage plot based on the year of Grateful Dead show they are performing. Dark Star Orchestra adapts their phrasing, voice arrangements, and even arranges specific musical equipment for the various eras in which they perform.
At the end of every performance, the band announces the date and venue where the original show just covered took place. Dark Star Orchestra dips into every incarnation of the Dead, so most fans can “see” shows that happened long before they were born.
Dark Star Orchestra
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Doors Open 7:00 p.m.
Show Starts 8:00 p.m.
$xx In Advance
$xx At The Door
21 and over
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