An Evening with Dark Star Orchestra
DOORS: 5:30 PM
STARTS: 7:00 PM
Live on the Outdoor StageGenre: Grateful Dead Tribute
Age Limit: Must be 12 or Older
Rain or Shine; No Refunds; Large Event Parking
Multiple Day Pass: 2-Night Passes Available
Dark Star Orchestra will be performing LIVE on the Outdoor Stage at Salvage Station for an incredible two-night run (Friday, June 16th and Saturday, June 17th)! Doors open at 5:30PM and the music starts at 7:00PM. 12+ ONLY (no exceptions)! PAID ON-SITE PARKING opens at 4:30 PM and our FREE shuttle service to our satellite lots will be available. Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul Food PLUS we will have several food trucks and FULL bars open for you to enjoy!
CDC guidelines + band requirements + our venue policies are subject to change daily, so please keep your eyes on https://salvagestation.com/covid-policy/ for updates. We do not issue refunds based on our Covid-19 policies and reserve the right to change them at any time.
These are large events, so please read our FAQ page here to learn more about paid & free parking options, our complimentary shuttle service, and more! There are no camping chairs allowed into the venue for these events.
Listen To Dark Star Orchestra:
About Dark Star Orchestra:
Performing to critical acclaim for over 20 years and over 3,000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead live concert experience. Their 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. 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 that 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 entire United States, including a sold out debut at Colorado’s Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater, plus shows in Europe and the Caribbean with the band touching down in seven different countries. DSO continues to grow its fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three-night stands, as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, Milwaukee’s SummerFest, The Peach Music Festival, Jam Cruise, Wanee Festival, SweetWater 420 Festival, Mountain Jam, and many more.
In addition to appearing at some of the nation’s top festival, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual music festival and campaign gathering, titled the “Dark Star Jubilee”, currently in its eighth year where DSO headline all three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts. Beyond the shores of the United States, DSO has taken its internationally-acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute to the beaches of Jamaica in the dead of winter for the past six years, with their event appropriately titled ‘Jam in the Sand’. Featuring an ocean-side stage, DSO sets up camp to perform shows for four nights along the tropical sands of an all-inclusive resort, selling out the event each year for hundreds of lucky attendees.
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.
“For us it’s a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years,” keyboardist and vocalist Rob Barraco explains. “We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985, 1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads
who can say they’ve been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they never got to see live.”
DAY OF SHOW INFORMATION:
We are very excited to host you for Dark Star Orchestra on the Outdoor Stage at Salvage Station today. The Salvage Station paid on-site parking lot opens at 4:30 PM and the venue doors open at 5:30 PM; Show starts at 7:00 PM.
We have some important information to share with you, so please keep reading and pass this along to any friends going to the show.
PARKING: DO NOT park along the railroad tracks, bike lanes, or at other businesses along Riverside Drive! YOU WILL BE TOWED!
PAID on-site parking opens at 4:30 PM and is first-come, first-served with a $10 cash; $12 credit card fee per car. Handicap on-site parking is available.
FREE PARKING will be available with complimentary shuttle service from 5PM to 11:30PM every 30 minutes (or faster, if traffic is good to us) just down the street at the Asheville Visitor Center at 36 Montford Avenue and at Zen Tubing at 608 Riverside Drive.
Our neighbors on the other side of Southern States will be offering paid parking today as well, which is a short walk to Salvage Station along the railroad tracks. Please be safe walking to your car after dark and get a buddy to walk with you!
As always, PLEASE carpool, Uber, Lyft, Taxi, or bike when you can to help make parking available for all who need it. Salvage Station is not responsible for stolen items, so please lock your car and put valuables in your trunk out of sight. There is NO RE-ENTRY once your ticket has been scanned and there are no exceptions to this rule.
Camping chairs and blankets are NOT ALLOWED for this event BUT handicap seating is available just outside of the main building.
This show is 12+ only. All minors must be accompanied by their guardian at ALL TIMES or their entire party will be asked to leave.
ALL guests are subject to being searched prior to entry.
EMPTY water bottles are allowed in an effort to cut down on waste. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle!
HANDICAP on-site parking and seating are available for those who need it.
FOOD TRUCKS: We will have multiple food trucks here and Root Down Kitchen will be open, so come hungry!
WHAT ELSE YOU CANNOT BRING TO SALVAGE STATION:
No firearms, knives, weapons, pepper spray, fireworks, or projectiles of any kind
No drugs, drug paraphernalia, or illegal substances of any kind
No outside food, drinks
No personal video cameras, Go-Pros, drones, or lasers
No professional audio, video, or audio recording equipment – (including detachable lenses, tripods, zooms, or commercial use rigs) without proper credentials
No tents or easy-ups
Shirts + shoes are required at all times while on property
No frisbees, hula hoops, or balls
You may bring poster tubes.
***There is NO RE-ENTRY! All humans are subject to search upon entry. Guests have the right to refuse to be searched and the venue has the right to refuse entry. If you have any items that are not allowed into the venue, you will be asked to return them to your vehicle or forgo admission.
WEATHER: Please dress appropriately for the weather on the day of the concert. SMALL handheld umbrellas are permitted. Be prepared and remember that you cannot go back out to your car once your ticket has been scanned.
Like to be pampered? Check out our NEW Step It Up Lounge next to the sound booth. This is a limited occupancy space for those who want to indulge in a private bar, brand new bathrooms, and bistro seating. This area is only available on a first-come, first-served basis and is $25 per person. Pay at the lounge host stand upon arrival. No reservations or pre-sales available at this time.
ENJOY THE SHOW!
Questions? Email: email@example.com or check our FAQ page at SalvageStation.com