Written by Bill Whiting
Dark Star Orchestra has announced the Friday lineup for their second annual Dark Star Jubilee, May 24-26 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio. Friday, May 24, starts out with Greensky Bluegrass on the Dark Star Stage. Moving the festivities over to The Other One Stage, The Ark Band is set to return, followed by two full sets of Dark Star Orchestra. The Jubilee dates will be the last chance to catch bassist Kevin Rosen with DSO in Ohio. The longest running member of the band, Rosen is leaving Dark Star Orchestra to attend to the health issues of his aging mother. After Dark Star Orchestra leaves the stage on Friday night, there will be late night sets by both Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and the Mickey Hart Band. Yonder Mountain String Band, The New Orleans Suspects featuring Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat, The Wailers, Melvin Seals & JGB, The Werks, Donna Jean Godchaux Band featuring Jeff Mattson, John Brown’s Body, Marco Benevento, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Elephant Revival, The Pimps of Joytime, and David Gans will also be playing the Dark Star Jubilee on May 24-26. Dark Star Orchestra is offering volunteers a chance to work in exchange for their Dark Star Jubilee ticket.
Tickets and camping packages can be purchased at http://www.darkstarjubilee.