Dark Star Orchestra‘s annual celebration of all things Grateful Dead, Dark Star Jubilee, announced its 2020 lineup on Tuesday. The festival will return to its home at Legend Valley Music Center (formerly known as Buckeye Lake) in Thornville, Ohio May 22nd-24th. The ninth incarnation of the festival features a lineup including six sets from Dark Star Orchestra, Oteil & Friends, Galactic (featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph), Zero (a supergroup featuring Steve Kimock, Greg Anton, Pete Sears, and Melvin Seals), The Infamous Stringdusters, and more.
The Dark Star Jubilee 2020 lineup also includes Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane), Keller Williams, Marco Benevento, Jeff Matson & Friends, Holly Bowling, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Mystic Bowie’s Talking Heads, Dino English & The Progfusionals, and Katie Henry Band. Early bird tickets for Dark Star Jubilee are available here.
Dark Star Orchestra is getting ready to wrap up the year with their Cosmic New Year’s Run featuring two shows at the Palace Theatre in Albany Dec. 28th-29th, the latter of which will revisit a Grateful Dead show from 1977. Then comes two nights at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ on Dec. 30th-31st. In early 2020, Dark Star Orchestra will host the 8th annual Jam in the Sand festival in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, Jan. 14th-18th, which is now sold out. After that, the band resumes touring the west coast in February. Tickets for the Cosmic New Year’s Run and the West coast tour are available now. For a full list of upcoming Dark Star Orchestra dates and ticketing details, head here.