Dark Star Orchestra will headline their Dark Star Jubilee this summer, leading the charge with six sets from the Grateful Dead songbook.
Additional, recently-announced acts for the May 22-24 event include Oteil & Friends, Galactic (feat. Anjelika Jelly Joseph), Zero (feat. Steve Kimock, Gregg Anton, Pete Sears and Melvin Seals), The Infamous Stringdusters, Jorma Kaukonen, Keller Williams, Marco Benevento, Jeff Mattson & Friends and Holly Bowling.
Taking place in Thornville, Ohio, Dark Star Jubilee acts as a freewheeling celebration of the Grateful Dead scene as well as a family reunion of sorts.
“We don’t have ATM machines, we don’t sell warm beer for $8.00. It’s a BYOB festival and you can walk right up to the stage with your cooler and a chair and have a good time,” DSO guitarist Rob Eaton told Relix in 2018, describing the event. “We have a big family section. We have kid parades and drum circles, and we try to make it as family-friendly as we can.”
For tickets and more information visit DarkStarJubilee.com.
Check out the full lineup below:
Dark Star Jubilee 2019
3 nights of Dark Star Orchestra (6 sets)
Oteil & Friends
Galactic featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph
Zero featuring Steve Kimock, Bobby Vega, Greg Anton, & Melvin Seals
The Infamous Stringdusters
Jeff Mattson and Friends
Rumpke Mountain Boys
Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads
Dino English & The Progfusionals
Katie Henry Band