Artists Announced for ‘Dark Star Jubilee’ Festival at Legend Valley Labor Day Weekend


Today, Dark Star Orchestra announces the first round of artists to perform at The Dark Star Jubilee – a multi-day, multi-stage music festival happening August 31 – September 2 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio. Featuring three nights of Dark Star Orchestra, the debut Jubilee is taking place at the former home to some of the most legendary outdoor Grateful Dead concerts (at the venue formerly known as Buckeye Lake Music Center) and includes over 20 bands, nearly 40 hours of music, no overlapping sets and features three of the original members of the Grateful Dead.

The Jubilee features:
3 full shows by Dark Star Orchestra

With Very Special Guests:
Mickey Hart Band
7 Walkers featuring Bill Kreutzmann
Donna Jean Godchaux Band with Jeff Mattson
Keller Williams
Jorma Kaukonen
The Infamous Stringdusters
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Donna the Buffalo
Perpetual Groove
Cornmeal (2 Sets)
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
David Gans
Jahman Brahman
Rumpke Mountain Boys (2 Sets)
The Spikedrivers
& more to be announced

Dark Star Jubilee 3-Day Early Bird Tickets are available now for $89, which is over $40 off the gate price. For those interested in a VIP experience at the Jubilee, the ‘Rising Star’ Festival Passes are available. Each Rising Star Festival Pass includes private entrance to the festival grounds, camping next to your vehicle, extremely close proximity to the stages, as well as a Rising Star goodie bag and are available for $199. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. All Dark Star Orchestra Jubilee tickets are available now at

The Jubilee will have designated camping areas for ADA, families and those wishing for a quiet camping area. Children 12 and under are admitted free, and the festival is an all ages event. Three nights of general admission camping are included in the ticket price, where the camping will be within the concert venue and be separate from parking.

The Dark Star Jubilee is the fourth major music festival this summer to be hosted within one of the most beautiful concert settings in the U.S. The comfortable confines of Legend Valley’s soft hills and mellow woods is where DSO’s six guys and a girl will celebrate the end of summer with three nights of Dark Star Orchestra, as well as plenty of food and artisan vendors, on-site camping, and two alternating stages to keep fans of all ages rockin’ all weekend long. Make plans to wrap up the summer festival season at the Dark Star Jubilee August 31 – September 2.

Tickets and complete information is available now at