Dark Star Orchestra at Old National Centre – WIN TICKETS Dark Star Orchestra at Old National Centre – WIN TICKETS

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Dark Star Orchestra returns to Old National Centre!

 

IndyMojo Presents and Live Nation Indiana present:

* Dark Star Orchestra
– Celebrating 20 years of the Grateful Dead Experience

http://www.darkstarorchestra.net/

Using entire shows from the Grateful Dead’s decades of touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates song for song performances straight from historic set lists. Not merely mimicking the Dead, DSO instead seeks the individual style of each era and offers its own interpretations and improvisations for a group famed and loved for their interpretations and improvisations.

Having toured worldwide to the tune of over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra’s determined commitment to ‘raising the Dead’ has drawn them much critical acclaim.

Critics aren’t the only ones singing Dark Star Orchestra’s praises. Five original members of the Grateful Dead have played alongside DSO and have had this to say:

“Playing with Dark Star Orchestra is something that feels just exactly like it felt when I was playing with the Grateful Dead.”
– Donna Jean Godchaux, Grateful Dead vocalist, frequent DSO guest

Made up of Jeff Mattson (lead guitar/vocals), Lisa Mackey (vocals), Dino English (drums), Rob Koritz (drums), Skip Vangelas (bass), Rob Eaton (rhythm guitar/vocals) and Rob Barraco (keyboards), Dark Star Orchestra does not try to match Grateful Dead live songs note for note. Anything more formulaic would quickly dispel the free spirit embodied in the music.

Precision is king with DSO, which position the stage plot based on the year of Grateful Dead show to be performed, adapting phrasing, voice arrangements, and even arranges specific musical equipment for the various eras of Dead music performed. At the end of every performance, the band announces the date and venue where the original show just covered took place. Dark Star Orchestra dips into every incarnation of the Dead, so most fans can “see” shows that happened long before they were born.

Dark Star Orchestra isn’t a cover band. Its shows are not even meant as tributes. What Dark Star Orchestra achieves is a continuation of the spirit of what has now become over forty years of the Grateful Dead’s timeless music.

ALL AGES

Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
502 N. New Jersey
Indianapolis, IN

 

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Want to win free entry to this show? All you have to do is follow these easy steps:

1. Reply with your full name in the comments below why YOU deserve to win! Bonus points for creativity! Make it good people!

2. Repost this blog to your Facebook and/or Twitter – TAG 3 friends you think should enter the contest as well! Be sure to make it public and tag IndyMojo’s page so we can see it! Find us: Facebook!

Winners will be Announced by Tuesday, June 27th! Be sure to check back to see if you’ve won! Good luck!

Matt Ramsey

  • John Jones

    June 22, 2017 #1 Author

    May have missed the original go around but rest assured I am very much on the Bus. Shout out to the loving, hippy parental units that created this lean, mean, 22 year old groovin’ machine.

    Need to win these tickets to save some cash so that maybe I can finish my time machine and warp back to boogie with the rents’.

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    • Matt Ramsey

      June 28, 2017 #2 Author

      WINNER! Ticket will be at will call!

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  • William Stephens

    June 22, 2017 #3 Author

    DSO was my very 1st concert I’ve ever been to and got me started into the genre of music. Having seen many Dead tribute shows and cover bands, I have not had the privilege of seeing DSO again, and it happens they are playing in my same neighborhood! The best vibes and the sauciest of dance moves will be contributed to the crunchy scene that is a DSO show. A friend of the devil is a friend of mine, brother! Yee yee!

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    • Matt Ramsey

      June 28, 2017 #4 Author

      WINNER! Ticket will be at will call!

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  • Thomas Michael Armstrong

    June 22, 2017 #5 Author

    This will be my first DSO concert. I’ve only heard great things about DSO shows, and honestly I just want to tune in with some great people and drop out to some soul moving jams.

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    • Matt Ramsey

      June 28, 2017 #6 Author

      WINNER! Ticket will be at will call!

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  • Angela Leap

    June 22, 2017 #7 Author

    So…. I just got off this bus from El Paso. Me and Pearly Baker, we got a touch of grey. We are the eyes of the world, truckin’ with the walkin blues. The operator told me about the other ones coming to town. Big boss man got me workin so hard every time I come home I feel like a stranger. I really need to get dancin in the streets: I need a miracle, can me and my uncle get some tix to see them boys playin in the band?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      June 28, 2017 #8 Author

      WINNER! Ticket will be at will call!

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  • Heather Havlin

    June 23, 2017 #9 Author

    I would love to win these, haven’t seen them in a while and really need a great show in my life!

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    • Matt Ramsey

      June 28, 2017 #10 Author

      WINNER! Ticket will be at will call!

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  • Cody Bearden

    June 24, 2017 #11 Author

    Ive been a Dead fan since my stepmom who was on the bus 81-95 took me to my first show in 2004 during the Wave That Flag summer tour at Deer Creek.. I’ve been to hundreds of jamband shows.. I recently served 2 years in jail for selling a simple key to open your eyes :) me and my girlfriend are struggling to stay afloat at moment due to slow business.. I haven’t been able to make a show since Ratdog o

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    • Cody Bearden

      June 24, 2017 #12 Author

      Played the Louisville Palace!! Couple years ago now.. I love Dark Star and The Murat is one of my fave places to see them. Wish the Jubilee would go back to Nelson’s Ledges but other than that.. 😉 WE WANNA GO!!!

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    • Matt Ramsey

      June 28, 2017 #13 Author

      WINNER! Ticket will be at will call!

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  • Leigh Runkle

    June 25, 2017 #14 Author

    I deserve to win these tickets because I love Jerry Garcia…I am 55 years old, and since his death, I haven’t been able to ever see The Grateful Dead as they were before he passed away.

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    • Matt Ramsey

      June 28, 2017 #15 Author

      WINNER! Ticket will be at will call!

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  • Dave Gordon

    June 26, 2017 #16 Author

    Dave Gordon deserves to win! I had open heart surgery just over 6 months ago, and I have a lot of catching up to do :).

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  • Ellie Searles

    June 28, 2017 #18 Author

    John Jones, William Stephens, Thomas Michael Armstrong, Angela Leap, Heather Havlin, Cody Bearden, Leigh Runkle, and Dave Gordon CONGRATS YOU’VE EACH WON 1 TICKET TO TONIGHT’S EVENT! Tickets will be left at will call at the box office :)

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