Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, Colorado
Dark Star Orchestra, the Grateful Dead cover band from Chicago, Illinois is heading back to the legendary Red Rocks. Dark Star Orchestra comes to Red Rocks Amphitheater on Monday, July 5th 2021. Performing to critical acclaim for over 20 years and over 3000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead live concert experience. 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. Grab your front row seats to Dark Star Orchestra now!
Dark Star Orchestra are, Lisa Mackey, Skip Vangelas, Rob Koritz, Dino English, Rob Eaton, Rob Barraco and Jeff Mattson. Their shows are built off the Dead's extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians, 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 huge musical canon. Managing to honor 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. 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 six original Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead sound man, 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.