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‘Grateful Dead experience’ will rock Beaver Creek

Kris Sabel
Beaver Creek, CO Colorado
Special to the DailyGrateful Dead cover band Dark Star Orchestra will perform at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, Colorado Sunday
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BEAVER CREEK, Colorado “-This weekend in Beaver Creek, Colorado, we have an incredible show both for fans of the Grateful Dead and those new to their music. The Vilar Performing Arts Center is thrilled to present Dark Star Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Sunday for an encore performance. They sold out the theatre last spring and kept the entire crowd on their feet.

Dark Star Orchestra’s motto is “continuing the Grateful Dead concert experience,” and that’s exactly what they do. They recreate actual concert setlists from the Dead’s extensive touring history, song-for-song. They perform these rock anthems in the same way that an orchestra interprets the music of classical composers. The spirit of the original troupe is derived and channeled as the members of this band reinterpret the tunes for a whole new generation of Deadheads.

If you’re a close follower of Dark Star Orchestra, then you already know this ” every show is different, as DSO reaches into the depths of the Grateful Dead’s live concert vaults to come up with new shows to recreate. If you saw them last year and loved it, then don’t miss this concert ” it will be a whole new experience.



And if you’ve always heard the buzz about The Dead, but never really experienced their music, now is the time. This is the very closest thing you can get to the real deal. You’ll soon understand what all the buzz was about, and won’t look back as you become a Deadhead yourself!

Precision is king with DSO. The band members position the stage plot based on the year of Grateful Dead show to be performed, adapting phrasing, voice arrangements, and even featuring 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.

Rolling Stone magazine raves about their “fanatical attention to detail,” and the Denver Post wrote “there are cover bands … there are tribute bands … and then there’s Dark Star Orchestra.”

As we’ve done with several rock concerts this year, we will be offering general admission seating in portions of the theater Sunday night.



If you purchased GA tickets, you will not have a reserved seat, and seating will be first-come-first-served in the orchestra sections.

If you purchased reserved seats, you will not have access to the GA section of the theater, so please make sure that you buy GA tickets if you want to be close to the stage.

GA admission also earns you access to “the pit,” as we call it. However, please keep in mind that fire code and security reasons, we can only allow a limited number of audience members into the “pit,” so please arrive early if you wish to experience the show from that vantage point. Doors to the theater open at 7 p.m.


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