Dark Star Orchestra

Performing to critical acclaim with nearly 3000 shows under their belt, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. DSO shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these seven 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.

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 six original Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, 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. On more than one occasion, DSO’s lead guitarist Jeff Mattson has been granted the opportunity to perform on stage with three different guitars used in live performance and belonging to Jerry Garcia.

Cymbal Significance

“I bought this cymbal as a kid, probably in 1984, at the Ken Mezines Drum Shop on Olive in Creve Couer, MO. That cymbal grew up with me and went on tour with me for decades. When it cracked, I retired it and it sat at home, until now.” – Rob Koritz

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NOTE: Necklace pendant shapes are selected at random, however, you may request pendant shape styles based on availability. Several model photos use sample engraving pieces and are for demonstrating style only.


Camp Sabra is a resident camp located on The Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri whose core values inspire kindness, gratitude, courage and social responsibility.  Proceeds from this sale will help facilitate scholarships, programming and services for the entire camp community.