DARK STAR’S PISGAH JUBILEE (N1)with California Kind, The Lil Smokies, Captain Midnight BandOutdoor Stage
Gate: 4:30 pm / Show: 5:15 pm
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$49.50 in Advance
$85.00 Two Day Pass
$149.50 Hopster VIP
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Food Vendor: Mountain View BBQ, Green Light Cafe, Purple People Feeder, Root Down
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Pisgah Brewing Company and All Good Presents bring you Dark Star’s Pisgah Jubilee, featuring 2 Nights and 4 sets of Dark Star Orchestra with special guests Peter Rowan, Midnight North, California Kind, The Lil Smokies, Josh Phillips Feel Good, Captain Midnight Band, Campfire Reverends and The Snozzberries. 

On Friday, August 16th, DSO will recreate the 5/3/79 show from Charlotte Coliseum, celebrating the 40th anniversary of this epic concert in GD history. 

Dark Star Orchestra has long enjoyed finishing their summer tour at the Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage with a 2-night run, nestled amongst the WNC mountains. This year Pisgah Brewing has teamed up with All Good Presents to create Dark Star’s Pisgah Jubilee, an expansive weekend with 2 stages of music, special VIP packages and beer offerings, local food and vendors and so much more!

Good Lovin’ VIP Package – includes early entry, preferred parking, a guided brewery tour and tasting, private viewing area, private cash bar, private port-a-lets, VIP laminate, commemorative event poster, and poster signing with all members of Dark Star Orchestra.


Performing to critical acclaim for over 20 years and over 2800 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.

CALIFORNIA KIND (5:00pm Outdoor Stage):

Jam-Veterans John Molo (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, Phil Lesh & Friends, John Fogerty), Barry Sless (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Moonalice), Rob Barraco (Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh & Friends), and Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Rod Stewart) team up with singer/songwriter Katie Skene, blending uninhibited jams, swamp blues, old style twang, traditional roots music, and southern soul into a musical truth that pushes forward the tradition of the California Jam Band movement.

THE LIL SMOKIES (6:00pm Taproom Stage):

The first incarnation of The Lil Smokies got together in Missoula, Montana, during the winter of 2009. Through the years, the band transformed and settled into the current lineup – Scott Parker on bass; Jake Simpson on fiddle; Matt Rieger on guitar; Matt Cornette on banjo and Andy Dunnigan on dobro. Previously, the band has won the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass Band competition and took home the 2016 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year award. They’ve also wowed fans at the High Sierra, FreshGrass, Telluride Bluegrass, Grey Fox, Del Fest, Floyd Fest and String Summit festivals, to name a few.

CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT BAND (11:05pm Taproom Stage):

Internationally-ignored superstar, Captain Midnight is the world’s only known purveyor of “Waterbed Rock & Roll”.  Crunchy Rock Guitar Riffs, Thick R&B Grooves, and Soaring Vocal Harmonies combine to create a unique, yet familiar soundscape for jammy anthems, sci-fi imagery, and humorous adult situations.