Win 2- Tickets To: Dark Star Orchestra (Pompano Beach Amphitheater- Pompano Beach)
This article first appeared on October 30, 2015.
* Win 2-Tickets To: Dark Star Orchestra.
Real simple story…
Dark Star Orchestra-one of America’s premier Grateful Dead “tribute bands” is coming to the Pompano Amphitheater on Friday Night- February 12, 2016.
Jeff Eats has 2 tickets for the 50th reader who posts a comment. Just so you know, 1- comment per reader per day- Your IP Addresses don’t lie! Last date to submit a comment, February 9, 2016. If 50 comments aren’t received, 49-48-47-46 so on and so forth- will be the winner!
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Dark Star Orchestra
Friday, February 12, 2016
Concert: 7:30pm | Doors: 6:30pm
The Amp (Pompano Beach Amphitheater)
“The Dark Star Orchestra re-creates Grateful Dead shows with a flashback-inducing meticulousness.” – The New Yorker
Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 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 that 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 night stands 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, Dark Star Jubilee, 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 five 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. Visit their website- darkstarorchestra.net.
Take I-95 and get off on Atlantic Blvd. and head east. Turn north onto N. Dixie Hwy / 811. Take a right onto NE 10th St. Follow concert signs.
Take US-1/N. Federal Hwy to NE 10th St. and head west. Follow concert signs