Tribute Band Brings Grateful Dead Experience To Rahway

Photo credit: Dark Star Orchestra

RAHWAY — For over 13 years and 1900 shows, Dark Star Orchestra has embodied the Grateful Dead’s live experience for fans both old and too young to have ever seen their own Grateful Dead show.  On Wednesday, March 9, the band will be bringing its critically acclaimed live show to Rahway fans at the Union County Performing Arts Center.

Over their many years together the Grateful Dead only released 13 studio albums, but countless live recordings are still rabidly sought after, traded and collected for reissuing. It was always about the live performance, the euphoric blurring of the line between audience and band, and Dark Star Orchestra is doing its part to keep that alive.

Recreating historic Grateful Dead set lists, and intermittently crafting their own, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead’s musical canon. Matching equipment, stage layout and even members (various eras could include female vocals or multiple drummers), Dark Star Orchestra’s determined commitment to ‘raising the Dead’ has earned them high praise.

Tickets are $28 in advance and $30 at the door. Call 1-732-499-8226 or visit

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