Dark Star Orchestra opened their two-night Labor Day Weekend run in the parking lot of Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, where they treated their Philadelphia fans to songs made famous by the Grateful Dead as part of Live Nation’s Live-In / Drive-In concert series. Saturday’s performance followed DSO’s Friday performance at the Roseland Drive-In in Canandaigua, NY as they, along with other acts within the jam scene, begin returning to playing in front of actual fans amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch a fan-shot video highlighting the band’s first set performance of “Bertha” from Saturday’s show below.


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Dark Star Orchestra returns to action at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, where they will recreate the Grateful Dead’s September 6th, 1980 performance at the State Fairgrounds in Lewiston, ME.

Scroll down to check out a full gallery from Saturday’s performance, courtesy of photographer Jake Katznelson.

Setlist: Dark Star Orchestra | Live-In / Drive-In | Citizens Bank Park | Philadelphia, PA | | 9/5/20

Set Type: Elective

Set One: Jack Straw > Bertha ; Black Throated Wind ; Big Boss Man ; Loser ; Passenger ; Ramble On Rose ; Let It Grow > Eyes Of The World > Box Of Rain

Set Two: Scarlet Begonias ; Estimated Prophet > Terrapin Station > Saint Stephen > drums > space > Saint Stephen > The Eleven > The Other One > Stella Blue > Turn On Your Lovelight (Pigpen style).

Encore: It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

Show Notes: Drive in Show