Dark Star Orchestra’s Dark Star Jubilee Music Festival Returns to Legend Valley on Memorial Day Weekend
Third annual event held May 23-25 celebrates the music and spirit of The Grateful Dead; Festival features no overlapping sets with 3 nights of Dark Star Orchestra, plus Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, Keller Williams with More Than A Little, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, The Wailers, The Werks & more!
Dark Star Orchestra and All Good Presents announce today the return of Dark Star Jubilee to Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, just 30 minutes east of Columbus, on Memorial Day Weekend May 23-25. Hosted and curated by Dark Star Orchestra, world-renowned re-creators of the Grateful Dead live experience, this third annual Jubilee festival features these artists:
Dark Star Orchestra (3 nights)
Yonder Mountain String Band – ft. JERRY DOUGLAS
Keller Williams with More Than A Little
New Riders Of The Purple Sage
The Devil Makes Three
Donna The Buffalo
Rumpke Mountain Boys
The Dark Star Jubilee features an intimate setting within hallowed and historic grounds, offering up nearly 36 hours of music, all with non-overlapping sets. The stages are set up side by side allowing fans to see and hear the entirety of each and every artist listed on the lineup without having to hike between stages or choose between bands.
Attendees can camp within the concert bowl, a few hundred feet from the stage, making the experience that much more up close and personal. The Erie Reader summed up the Jubilee experience well with this passage from its review of the 2013 event: “Along with that certain electricity in the air that comes at the front of every good, long outdoor music fest, some of the first things I encountered when arriving on the Valley’s grounds last weekend were a noticeable lack of hassles, a noticeable abundance of playful little kids, and a whole lot of friendly Deadheads – all there to share in the getting-down.”
Having just welcomed a new member and celebrated their 16th anniversary, Dark Star Orchestra have an exciting year ahead of them with a return to Jamaica and the oncoming milestone of surpassing the Grateful Dead’s 2318 shows played. Ever committed, the band has been endorsed by critics, fans and even all the living members of the Grateful Dead themselves have joined and played with DSO on stage. A quote by their own sound man of three decades Dan Healy puts it clear as he once said of DSO: “I can close my eyes and go back 30 years”.
Yonder Mountain String Band has always played music by its own set of rules. Bending bluegrass, rock and countless other influences that the band cites, Yonder has pioneered a sound of their own. With their traditional lineup of instruments, the band may look like a traditional bluegrass band at first glance but they’ve created their own music that transcends any genre. Special for the Jubilee, Yonder welcomes John Frazier (mandolin, fiddle) and the Grammy-winning Jerry Douglas (dobro) for a rare Late-Night set at Legend Valley.
Dark Star Jubilee tickets are available now for the discounted rate on a 3-day GA festival pass for $129 ($20 off gate price) and for ‘Good Lovin’ VIP’ festival admission at $250 ($40 off gate price). ‘Little Star Kids’ is a $25 ticket for pre-registered children ages 4-12, who must be accompanied by a festival ticket-holding adult ($15 off gate price). Festival attendees ages three and under are free while youth above age 13 must have a full price festival pass. Gates open at noon Friday, May 23. Complete ticket options with pricing are available at http://www.darkstarjubilee.
For complete information on the Dark Star Jubilee, please visit http://www.darkstarjubilee.