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Photos from Dark Star Orchestra

Thanks to John Taber for sharing his photos from the Dark Star Orchestra concert!

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Dark Star Orchestra ~ Wednesday, October 9, 2013 ~ 6:30 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Show ~ $25.00 – $35.00


Dark Star Orchestra ~ “One More Saturday Night”

The Miners Foundry Presents Dark Star Orchestra!

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2,000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience.  DSO will return to the Miners Foundry on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.  A no host full bar will be available.  Tickets are $25.00 Advance General Admission, $30.00 General Admission at the Door, and $35.00 for VIP.  VIP tickets include cabaret table seating.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

General Admission

VIP

“… I can close my eyes and go back 30 years and have it be every bit as rewarding and satisfying.  Dark Star is an amazingly legitimate representation of the Dead.”  ~ Dan  Healy, Grateful Dead Sound Engineer, 1966-1994

Dark Star Orchestra performances are built off the Grateful Dead’s extensive catalog.  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 the catalog to program a unique set list for the show.  DSO offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead musical canon.  Honoring both the band and their fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.  DSO highlights much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience.  It’s a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over with contagious energy, presenting a complete experience and consistent show quality.

“Fanatical attention to detail.”  ~ Rolling Stone

” Dark Star Orchestra re-creates Grateful Dead shows with a flashback-inducing meticulousness.”  ~ The New Yorker

Dark Star Orchestra

October Volunteer Opportunities at the Foundry

Volunteer at the Foundry and receive a complimentary ticket to the Foundry sponsored event of your choice!
(Must volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours to receive complimentary ticket)

Please contact Kat Kress at kat@minersfoundry.org (530) 265-5040 to Volunteer.

Volunteers are needed for the following events:

Dark Star Orchestra, Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for over 13 years and more than 1800 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 7 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.   Volunteer half the show, then dance the rest!  If DSO isn’t your type of show, this is a great opportunity to volunteer for 6 hours and earn a complimentary ticket for another Foundry sponsored show.  Many Volunteer positions still available.

Fright Night, Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Miners Foundry’s Annual Fundraising Event, FRIGHT NIGHT, returns this year with headliner Led Zeppelin Tribute Band,  Zepparella, as well as Achilles Wheel, Persist to Rise and Mt. Whateverest.  Many Volunteer positions are available, including the Decorating Committee and the Nevada City Box Office.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!

 

 

Dark Star Orchestra ~ Wednesday, October 10, 2012 ~ 6:30 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Show ~ $35.00 Limited Reserve / $25.00 Advance General Admission / $30.00 General Admission at the Door

Dark Star Orchestra

Fall Tour 2012

Continuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:30 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Show
$35.00 Limited Reserve / $25.00 Advance General Admission / $30.00 Door General Admission

Purchase Tickets

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for over 13 years and more than 1800 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 7 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 a 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.

Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the United States and Europe. They continue to grow their fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three nightstands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes,Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Wakarusa and 10,000 Lakes. In addition, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual gathering, Gratefulfest, where they headline three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts.

Fans and critics haven’t been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and many more…

“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.”

“…I can close my eyes and go back 30 years and have it be every bit as rewarding and satisfying. Dark Star is an amazingly legitimate representation of the Dead.”
Dan Healy, Grateful Dead sound engineer 1966 -1994

“Channeling the Dead”
USA Today

 “Playing with Dark Star Orchestra is something that feels just exactly like it felt when I was playing with the Grateful Dead.”
Donna Jean Godchaux-McKay, Grateful Dead vocalist 1972 – 1979

“The Dark Star Orchestra re-creates Grateful Dead shows with a flashback-inducing meticulousness.”
The New Yorker

“Fanatical attention to detail.”
Rolling Stone

“In fact, Dark Star Orchestra often sounds more like the Dead than the Dead sometimes did…”
Chicago Tribune