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Spirit of the Grateful Dead Returns to Legend Valley

May 24, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

THORNVILLE, Ohio - The spirit of the Grateful Dead will return to the legendary Legend Valley this Memorial Day Weekend for the second Dark Star Jubilee.

The world's most renowned Grateful Dead tribute band - Dark Star Orchestra - and All Good Presents will bring three days of live music today through Sunday at the outdoor music center, located 30 minutes east of Columbus on Interstate 70.

The Dark Star Jubilee made its debut last Memorial Day weekend, and despite a torrential downpour that threw a technical curveball at festival organizers, the celebration went on to be a success.

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Once again former members of the Grateful Dead will be joining in the festivities: percussionist Mickey Hart and vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux will perform with their bands. This spring's lineup also includes festival favorites such as Yonder Mountain String Band, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, The Wailers, The New Orleans Suspects featuring Paul Barrer and Fred Tackett of Little Feat, Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band, The Werks, Greensky Bluegrass, John Brown's Body, Marco Benevento, Elephant Revival, David Gans, The Pimps of Joytime, Rumpke Mountain Boys, BigEar, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Folkadelics, African Showboyz, Twiddle, The Ark Band, My Sisters and Brothers, Matt Reynolds and more.

Dark Star Orchestra will headline all three nights of the festival, which will include more than two dozen artists and more than 36 hours of music with no overlapping sets.

The three-day Jubilee includes primitive camping inside the concert venue, car-side camping just outside the venue, RV camping, family camping and VIP camping options.

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