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Published: 2013/03/20

Dark Star Orchestra Confirm DSO High School, Additional Dates

Dark Star Orchestra have announced DSO High School, a week-long retreat at Full Moon Resort in the Catskills from August 5 –9. The event will offer an exclusive curriculum with workshops, activities and lessons as well as three Dark Star Orchestra shows. DSO classes include:

Touring with the Dead

Donna Jean Godchaux sharing stories of playing and touring with the Grateful Dead during her years with the band from 1972-1979.

Grateful Dead Pianists

Go in-depth with Rob Barraco on the various piano styles of Ron “Pigpen” McKernan,Tom Constanten, Keith Godchaux, Brent Mydland, Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick.

Tapers 101

An in-depth listening session led by Grateful Dead recording engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson, along with archivist and DSO member Rob Eaton, where never-before-heard master reel tapes will be unearthed, played and discussed.

In addition, the DSO High School will feature music lessons and interactive jams with members of Dark Star Orchestra and Godchaux.

In other news, the Grateful Dead tribute project have confirmed a series of additional dates. The band will near 2,200 performances by the end of the summer. The Grateful Dead ended somewhere in the mid-2300 range during their 30 year career.

Here’s a look at Dark Star Orchestra’s upcoming dates

June 28 Mishawaka Amphitheater – Bellvue, CO
June 29 State Bridge Lodge – Bond, CO
June 30 State Bridge Lodge – Bond, CO
July 2 Crossroads Kansas City – Kansas City, KS
July 3 Simon Estes Amphitheater – Des Moines, IA
JUly 4 Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
July 5 Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater – Minneapolis, MN
July 6 Park West – Chicago, IL
July 8 Veteran’s Park Amphitheater – Springfield, OH (free show)
July 20 Great South Bay Music Festival – Patchogue, NY
July 25 Gathering of the Vibes – Bridgeport, CT
July 26 Showboat Atlantic City – Atlantic City, NJ
July 27 The Hamilton – Washington D.C.
July 30 Bottle & Cork – Dewey Beach, DE
July 31 Bottle & Cork – Dewey Beach, DE
August 1 Bear’s Picnic – Laurelton, PA
August 2 NorVa – Norfolk, VA
August 3 Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park – Chesterfield, VA
August 5 DSO High School – Full Moon Resort – Big Indian, NY
August 6 DSO High School – Full Moon Resort – Big Indian, NY
August 7 DSO High School – Full Moon Resort – Big Indian, NY
August 8 DSO High School – Full Moon Resort – Big Indian, NY
August 9 DSO High School – Full Moon Resort – Big Indian, NY
August 10 Pier Six – Baltimore, MD
August 11 Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
August 14 Greenfield Amphitheater – Wilmington, NC
August 15 iggy’s – Winston Salem, NC
August 16 Pisgah Brewing – Black Mountain, NC
August 17 Pisgah Brewing – Black Mountain, NC

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