Dark Star Orchestra: Dead Rising

Dead Heads should assemble at the Wellmont Theatre this New Year as The Dark Star Orchestra are going to be playing two shows to close out 2011. For just over a decade, DSO has been paying homage to the Dead with over 1,900 shows, as well as performing alongside original Grateful Dead members. Their first gig at the Wellmont on Dec. 30 will be a three-set show, kicking off with a rare acoustic set while the second, on Dec. 31, will pull from decades of music by the Grateful Dead. Tickets for each range from $35 – $45, doors at 7 p.m.