Dark Star Orchestra :: Concert at The Refinery

Dark Star Orchestra :: Concert at The Refinery

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Charleston, SC

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Dark Star Orchestra is performing on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at 7:00 pm at The Refinery.

Tickets range from $40 – $60. Attendees can purchase food and drinks from The Refinery’s culinary tenants, including us, with the hottest draft list in town and Sweetgrass Lounge.

About Dark Star Orchestra:

Dark Star Orchestra is a Grateful Dead cover band formed in Chicago. Since 1997, the band has been “celebrating the Grateful Dead concert experience.”

Dark Star Orchestra has been playing live shows together since 1997, after guitarist John Kadlecik contacted keyboardist Scott Larned with a concept (introduced by a common friend Andrew “Tiny” Dofner): performing complete Grateful Dead shows out of history. When Scott mentioned having the same idea, John knew they were on to something. Since forming, the band has performed over 2,500 shows.

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On lead guitar and vocals, John Kadlecik used amp rigs and equipment to imitate the guitar tone of Jerry Garcia from the show being recreated. When a 70s show is being performed, vocalist Lisa Mackey provides Donna Godchaux‘s female harmonies.

Dino English delivers the rhythmic drumming sounds of Bill Kreutzmann. On the other drum set, Rob Koritz fills the Mickey Hart role. Kevin Rosen provides a style of bass playing similar to that of Phil Lesh. Rob Eaton performs rhythm guitar and vocals in the style of Bob Weir.

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