Win Tickets ($100+): Dark Star Orchestra @ Crystal Ballroom | Grateful Dead Tribute Concerts

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to Dark Star Orchestra on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Crystal Ballroom. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed Thursday, April 18.

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Dark Star Orchestra @ Crystal BallroomDark Star Orchestra
April 18-19, 2013
7 p.m. doors | 8 p.m. show
Tickets are $25-27 | All Ages
Purchase Tickets HERE

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside St Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0047 | More Info:

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for over 13 years and more than 1800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It’s about a sense of familiarity. It’s about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It’s about a contagious energy … in short, it’s about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the United States and Europe. They continue to grow their fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three nightstands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Wakarusa and 10,000 Lakes. In addition, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual gathering, Gratefulfest, where they headline three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts.

Fans and critics haven’t been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and many more…

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38 Responses to Win Tickets ($100+): Dark Star Orchestra @ Crystal Ballroom | Grateful Dead Tribute Concerts

  1. Jessica S. April 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    I would love to take my husband to this show. I’m trying to get him to appreciate some amazing music.

  2. MIchele Goosen April 11, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    I’d beat it on down the line and be sittin’ on top of the world because the music never stopped, it was built to last. I don’t need a miracle, just tickets to listen to the fire on the mountain.

  3. Becky April 11, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    This would take me back to my teen years… yes please

  4. Chloe April 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    I’d like to go because I’ve never had the pleasure and have a sneaking suspicion it’s probably pretty magical!!

  5. Devinnie C April 11, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Soo fun I gotta go!

  6. Jessica April 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm #

    GD, Always a great time.

  7. josh April 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    This ones for you mom!

  8. Lindsay_E April 11, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    This would be a great birthday surprise for my hubbie – he’s a big GD fan!

  9. max April 11, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    old grateful dead throwdown!

  10. Becky Richied April 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    I would love to attend this with my daughter, I think she would totally enjoy this and spending time with me, we don’t seem to get to do that much anymore.

  11. Jennifer April 11, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    I’d love to attend Dark Star because after seeing the Grateful Dead numerous times, it’s always amazing to see a band that can recreate what the GD did.

  12. liza russ April 11, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    Sound Super Cool!

  13. lizzzzzzz April 11, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    because my good friend is obsessed with the Grateful Dead, and she’d love it if i surprise her with tickets

  14. nick April 12, 2013 at 6:59 am #

    The DSO put on one of the most compelling shows that I’ve seen. Not only do they play Dead tunes, They play full shows from specific dates. They’re so good and not to be missed!!! I would love to go and take my son to share in the experience of seeing such a rad cover band.. It would be an epic evening for us both..

  15. Leonard April 12, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    never been, would love going

  16. Jeremy Russell April 12, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    DSO is awesome and my wife thinks so too… Let’s go tickets!

  17. Kent April 12, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    This would be great to go to with my friends. Thanks for picking MEEEeeeeee!!!!!

  18. Jim April 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    Grandparents are in town which means free sitter and a night out!!!

  19. Kyle April 13, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    My girlfriend never had a chance to see the Dead. I would love to take her to ths show just so she could get a taste of the experience.

  20. Ari April 13, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    I’d love to go to Dark Star because yesterday was my birthday and it was a total bust (so many cancellations because of sick children and weekend work). I love DSO, but only got to see them once before. Any chance you guys could give me a late present.

  21. Paula April 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Would love to take my friend from Yakima and show her a good time in Portland.

    Thanks(: xoxoP

  22. Ben April 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Dark Star is keepin the Dead vibes ALIVE! I have never had the opportunity to see Dark Star Orchestra before , but 2 nights for my love and I would surely get us quiet well acquainted ;) It would be so much fun to dance away to the songs we know and love!! Thanks PDX Pipeline

  23. Cari April 14, 2013 at 3:21 am #

    I would love to win these tickets because I’m a Grateful Dead fan who was too young to know them before Jerry died. It would be so fun to see the Dark Star Orchestra play, I haven’t seen them before!

  24. Jennifer April 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Pick Meeeeeeeeeeee Pretty Please

  25. sierra April 15, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    Even though we are quite young, being only 19 years old and all, my boyfriend and I are huge fans of the Dead and have been following whatever great cover band we come across. I really want to go and surprise my boyfriend for our two year anniversary coming up. I’d be so grateful to win these tickets! Hope to make it to the show!
    peace & love

  26. Brenna McGrath April 16, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    My friend moved to Portland not to long ago and would love to see this show. I think it would make him want to stay:)

  27. Jadd T. April 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    What better way to impress a spring cutie from Eugene. Must win!

  28. MARK April 16, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    I have so many happy memories dancing to the music of the Grateful Dead. I’d love to dust off my rusty feet just one more time and make them shine…

  29. Tyler W April 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    I’ve heard good things and I would love to see these guys perform. Hopefully I get to see them

  30. MartayPdx April 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    please o please o please

  31. Chris April 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    It would be a miracle to win tiks and get this show!

    Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy WI (7/19/89)

    Hell in a Bucket
    Mama Tried
    Mexicali Blues
    Victim or the Crime
    West L.A. Fadeaway
    Desolation Row

    Box of Rain
    Foolish Heart
    Looks Like Rain
    Terrapin Station
    The Other One
    The Wheel
    Morning Dew

    Turn on Your Love Light

  32. Tim April 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Love the dead and dso.

  33. Josh April 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    Holy schnikeys I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this. Not only do I friggin LOVE the dead but I’m also turning 30!!!! I can think of no better way to celebrate than this.

  34. Tasha April 18, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Not sure if it is too late for this..but I would sure love to go to this Friday show!! Have never had the pleasure of seeing them, but sure want to. Pick me, pick me, pick me :-)

  35. Nate April 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    Would be so sweet to go to this! I saw a couple of the DSO players in Felton two weeks ago… major fun!

  36. Kathryn April 11, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    I love shows at the Crystal! And the Greatful Dead would be the best show to see there this spring!! :)

  37. Kellie February 14, 2015 at 8:52 am #

    My sister is visiting me from Madison, WI and celebrate 4/20 proper! We are BIG fans and just want to groove and show her how amazing west coast vibe is.

  38. Thomas Allain February 7, 2017 at 10:05 am #

    Flying into Portland Oregon from Portland Maine to visit my son. Would love to be able to catch a show while we’re in The Rose City.

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