Dark Star Orchestra

Dark Star Orchestra

Dark Star Orchestra shows are built off the extensive catalog of the Grateful Dead. 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 of original songs and often played covers to create a unique set list for the show. This allows music fans both young and old to share in the experience. Dark Star Orchestra presents its critically acclaimed live show at esteemed venues from coast to coast and internationally. Grateful Dead classics are performed in the same way that an orchestra interprets music of classical composers. The composer spirit is derived and channeled as the players capture the excitement and innovation of the original performances and compositions. READ MORE UNDER ABOUT THE SHOW.
 

For Dark Star Orchestra's official website, visit darkstarorchestra.net. To watch video and listen to audio samples, click here.

Feb. 12 Ferguson Hall

On-Site Dining

Enjoy a meal before the show.

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Show Dates & Times

Sat. 8 p.m.

Pricing

Regularly priced tickets start at $29.50.

There is a maximum ticket allotment of eight tickets per account/household/business for paid, ticketed events. (For some shows, it may be less.) Applicable service charges added at point of purchase. There is no maximum for free, non-ticketed events.Students, Senior, Military: Students 18 years or younger, college students with valid ID cards, adults 65 years and older and members of the military with valid ID qualify for special half-priced tickets to selected Center-presented shows indicated below, on the day of the performance, 30- to 90-minutes before curtain, availability permitting. Limit one ticket per ID, cash only. Not valid with other discounts. Tickets already purchased for events may not be exchanged or refunded.

Pursuant to s.817.36, Florida Statutes, no Straz Center ticket may be offered or resold for more than $1 over the face value of the ticket.

Ticket surcharges waived for annual members of $400 and above.
 

What to Expect

For all ages

About the Show

Touring nationwide for eleven years to the tune of over 1800 shows since forming, the band's determined commitment to "raising the Dead" has drawn national media attention.
 
"Fanatical attention to detail." -- Rolling Stone

"Dark Star Orchestra takes its act to a level of detail that befits a rock band famous for its fanatical following." -- Associated Press

"The hottest Grateful Dead tribute act. A cover band for people who don't like cover bands." -- The Washington Post

Critics aren't the only ones singing Dark Star Orchestra's praises. Five original members of the Grateful Dead have played alongside DSO and have had this to say:

"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, frequent DSO guest

Precision is king with DSO; the band adapts their stage positioning, vocal arrangements, specific musical equipment and instruments to fit the era of the show they are performing. Following each performance the band announces the date and venue of the original performance. Dark Star Orchestra could dip into any incarnation of the dead at any of their shows, allowing fans to experience shows that happened long before they were born.

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