February 8, 2012 -- Today, Dark Star Orchestra is thrilled to announce the band’s first Jamaican excursion entitled ‘Jam in the Sand.’ The event is anchored by a partnership with Island Gigs, who will be hosting the event at the five-star, adults-only, all-inclusive Breezes Grand Resort in Negril, Jamaica, March 1-5, 2013. After performing in Japan in 2011 and with their quickly approaching March 2012 shows in London and Amsterdam, Dark Star Orchestra continues their international touring with this announcement of their first ever land-based shows in the Caribbean.
Having performed to sold out audiences at home and abroad, Dark Star Orchestra is the world’s most talented and acclaimed Grateful Dead tribute act. Over their nearly 15 years and more than 2000 shows together, the band has performed with many talented artists, including five original members of the Grateful Dead, and their live performances have been acclaimed by Rolling Stone, USA Today and National Public Radio. Esteemed looping soloist, Keller Williams, will be joining DSO on the sandy beaches and performing three sets at Jam in the Sand.
Breezes Grand Negril is the flagship of the Breezes fleet of super inclusive resorts and commands an impressive stretch of Negril's breathtaking beach. During the daytime the unbelievable beach invites lovers of water sports to windsurf, scuba dive, sail a sunfish or simply do nothing at all. At night attendees will be treated to intimate concerts by Dark Star Orchestra and Keller Williams - right on the beach, under the stars and moonlight. Other amenities include six classic restaurants offering French, Italian, Japanese, Jamaican cuisine, and continental menus, plus breakfast and luncheon buffets galore. From great live music and bottomless booze to all the meals, snacks, and watersports, it will be an amazing experience Deadheads will never forget.
Now one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean, the seven-mile beach of North Negril offers laid back charm for people looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Uncover Negril's best kept secret, five miles of winding coral cliffs. Spend a free day cliff-diving, snorkeling and exploring underground caves at places like Rick's Cafe and The Rock House. Then, be ready for one of the most impressive sunsets you've experienced as you kick back with a Jamaican rum punch and watch the sky turn pink before it falls dark. The magic of Negril is that it still has kept its laid back charm after all these years.
Island Gigs is the producer of such noteworthy music events in Jamaica including Gov’t Mule’s ‘Island Exodus,’ Little Feat’s ‘Feat Fan Excursion,’ and many more.
For more sound clips, photos, interview request and any further information on Dark Star Orchestra, please visit www.darkstarorchestra.net and www.dsojaminthesand.com. For any Dark Star Orchestra & Jam in the Sand publicity requests, please contact Dave Weissman at firstname.lastname@example.org / 614-396-7000.