The Dark Star Orchestra will perform at Music in the Zoo on 6/22


Whether you are a Grateful Dead fan or not, one cannot help but be impressed when a cover band celebrating their music reaches its 20th anniversary and has racked up over 2,600 show. That’s the case with the Dark Star Orchestra the Chicago based got their start and have been joined on stage by members of the Grateful Dead themselves. They will start their summer tour at the Minnesota Zoo Weesner Family Amphitheater on 6/22. Some tickets are still available HERE

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.

Photo Credit: Suzy Perler

Tour Dates:

Jun 22 Minnesota Zoo Amphitheatre Minneapolis, MN

Jun 24 RiverEdge Park Aurora, IL

Jun 25 Bell’s Eccentric Cafe Kalamazoo, MI

Jun 28 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN

Jun 30 Crossroads KC Kansas City, MO

Jul 28 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH

Jul 30 Cape Cod Melody Tent Hyannis, MA

Aug 01 Saranac Brewery Utica, NY

Aug 04 Frontier Field Rochester, NY

Aug 05 The Stateside Amphitheater at Jay Peak Resort Jay, VT

Aug 06 Maine State Pier Portland, ME

Aug 09 The Hamilton Washington, DC

Aug 10 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA

Aug 12 Stone Pony Summer Stage Asbury Park, NJ

Aug 14 Bottle and Cork Dewey Beach, DE

Aug 15 Bottle & Cork Dewey Beach, DE

Aug 17 Innsbrook Pavilion Glen Allen, VA

Aug 18 Pisgah Brewing Co. Black Mountain, NC