Learn more about Dark Star Orchestra.
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 Deads 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 thefans, 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. Its about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. Its about that contagious energy... in short, its about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives whenattending a Dark Star Orchestra show.For us its 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 theyve been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something theynever got to see live.
227 W Depot Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917