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Dark Star Orchestra (Photo by Bob Minkin Photography // courtesy of Buffalo Waterfront)
Dark Star Orchestra (Photo by Bob Minkin Photography // courtesy of Buffalo Waterfront)

Dark Star Orchestra to bring Grateful Dead concert experience to Outer Harbor on Aug. 3


Wed, May 10th 2023 10:20 am

The Rich Entertainment Group (REG) and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (BWMG) announce Dark Star Orchestra will bring its critically acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute performance to the Outer Harbor at 6 p.m. Aug. 3.

Dark Star Orchestra joins previously announced shows for the Seneca Casinos Outer Harbor Concert Series, including The Gaslight Anthem, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with The Strictly Hip, Jimmy Eat World/Manchester Orchestra, Alter Bridge – “Pawns & Kings Tour,” and Arkells. All concerts take place at the Lakeside Event Lawn presented by Upstate Honda Dealers.

A press release stated, “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 talent. 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.” 

General tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 12. General admission tickets cost $18, plus fees. VIP tickets are available for $38 and include two drinks, access to the Upstate Honda Dealers' VIP tent, priority seating section and front-of-stage access. Tickets and show information are available at https://www.tixr.com/e/70000.

An exclusive presale for Seneca Gaming Club members opens at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11.

Future shows will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets to the Seneca Casinos Outer Harbor Concert Series are available at https://www.tixr.com/groups/buffalowaterfront.

The Lakeside Event Lawn presented by the Upstate Honda Dealers is located at 825 Fuhrmann Blvd., on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. The parking lots adjacent to the venue are free to event ticketholders and will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking lots open for this event at 5 p.m. Additional street parking is available along Fuhrmann. The venue strongly encourages ride-sharing and alternate modes of transportation when possible.

The BWMG reminds all ticket buyers to purchase only from verified sellers. Only tickets issued directly through TIXR will be accepted at the door. For more information, view the list of frequently asked questions (FAQ).

More About Buffalo Waterfront

Buffalo’s Waterfront is a growing regional destination and entertainment district encompassing Canalside and Outer Harbor. The Buffalo Waterfront hosts large events and daily activities of all types, and strives to provide public access to the land and waterways on the Lake Erie shoreline. Operated by the Buffalo Waterfront Management group, part of Rich Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Rich Products, the Buffalo Waterfront is a go-to place for locals and out-of-towners of all ages to learn, play and relax.

For more information, visit www.buffalowaterfront.com.

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