[Recap] 2015 Dark Star Jubilee – a fulfilling weekend in Thornville!
Jun01

[Recap] 2015 Dark Star Jubilee – a fulfilling weekend in Thornville!

Photography by Steven Philips, Story by Megan Slater This Memorial Day weekend of 2015, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to attend my first Dark Star Jubilee in Thornville, Ohio.  I checked it out online Wednesday night and the line up looked good. Got packed up Thursday afternoon and headed out Friday morning around 7. I was not a very good co-pilot and slept the whole 7 hour trip, waking occasionally to demand we stop at...

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Moonalice Artist Preview – DSO Jubilee 2015
May21

Moonalice Artist Preview – DSO Jubilee 2015

I know where I will be this Saturday at 3:00pm (5/23 Memorial Day weekend). Right in front of the main stage at Dark Star Orchestra Jubilee in Thornville, OH, photographing and then dancing to Moonalice. Having seen them recently at Ardmore Music Hall, I can say that this band is on top of their game, but that’s not a surprise, as they have been putting out consistently good music since their debut in 2007. They’ve had five million...

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Jam On The River 2015, A taste of summer in May
May20

Jam On The River 2015, A taste of summer in May

Photography by Steven Philips We’ve had some lovely spring days recently, but none of them felt like summer until Saturday at Jam On The River. It was solidly in the 80’s, and except for an evening storm that rolled through, it was like a sunny day on the beach. For this show, the Festival Pier concrete floor was almost entirely covered with sand, and the main stage viewing area was covered with mats, which made for a really nice...

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2015 Dark Star Orchestra Jubilee Preview- Memorial Day Weekend!
May15

2015 Dark Star Orchestra Jubilee Preview- Memorial Day Weekend!

A couple miles from the Eastern shores of Buckeye Lake in central Ohio, is the storied music venue called Legend Valley. From it’s beginnings in the ’70’s, there has been a diverse mix of musical entertainment, from the early Dixie Jams with the likes of the Allman Brothers, Charlie Daniels and Pure Prairie League, to the ’80’s with Willie Nelson, Marshall Tucker Band, Willie Nelson and Leon Russell. New ownership in the mid ’80’s...

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[Show Recap] Tweed and Turquaz at Ardmore Music Hall
May01

[Show Recap] Tweed and Turquaz at Ardmore Music Hall

Photography by Steven Philips, Story by Megan Slater April 17 was another of the many recent fun nights at Ardmore Music Hall. It was a good sized enthusiastic crowd. Tweed, one of our local jam bands, opened with a great set of dance music.  Electronic rock and funk was the style, and it was filled with good energy, and some great playing by each of the four members. The rhythm section of Joe Vela on drums and Dan McDonald on bass is...

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