08/06/12Posted in News by L4LM

Capitol Theatre Gets Ready to Reopen Doors


With a confirmed list of 40+ artists schedule to perform over the coming months, Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre will reopen its doors on September 4th.  Though no artist has been confirmed for that date as of yet, artists currently scheduled to perform include Bob Weir, The Roots, My Morning Jacket, Umphrey’s McGee, Fiona Apple, Warren Haynes, Galactic, moe., The Moody Blues, Buddy Guy, amongst others.

The iconic theatre has hosted legendary acts such as the Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin, Derek and the Dominos, and David Bowie, and has acted as a practice space for Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel.  It originally opened in the 1920’s as a vaudeville theatre, and was revamped as a performance space in the 1960’s, only to be closed shut down in 1976 after a village ordinance banned live music after 1am.    It was reopened by local developer Marvin Ravikoff in the 80’s and used mainly for musicals and plays, but did host a few concerts in the 90’s, one of those shows being a Phish concert.

Brooklyn Bowl co-founder and publisher of Relix magazine, Peter Shapiro, is the driving force behind the renovation of this historic theatre.  He approached Mr. Ravikoff two years ago, had the vision of what this venue could once again become, and after massive renovations and installations of state-of-the-art light and sound equipment is set to have some of the best acts in music grace this stage once again.  The Bowery Presents, which has partnered up with Shapiro, will be handling booking of the 1,835-capacity theatre.

Though the venue doesn’t currently have a confirmed lineup for the opening night on September 4th, it is safe to assume that whichever act gets booked to do the honors will be the right one, as this project has been carefully planned and well thought out.  Stay tuned for more details.  For now, take a look at the current schedule.

Capitol Theatre Schdule, thus far:

09/4 TBA
09/7 The Roots/Bob Weir solo (A Benefit for HeadCount)
09/8 Hugh Laurie with The Copper Bottom Band
09/9 Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang
09/14 The Roots/Dirty Dozen Brass Band
09/15 Big Gigantic
09/19 J Geils Band
09/21 The Roots/Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
09/22 Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Robert Cray
09/25 Dirty Projectors
09/27 David Gray
09/28 The Roots
10/03 Regina Spektor
10/06 Galactic
10/09 Ben Folds Five
10/10 Fiona Apple
10/11 Warren Haynes Weekend
10/12 Warren Haynes Weekend
10/13 Blues Traveler/Spin Doctors
10/17 Umphrey’s McGee
10/20 Psychedelic Furs w/ The Lemonheads feat. Juliana Hatfield
10/25 Al Green
10/27 Indigo Girls with full band
11/08 Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group
11/09 moe.
11/10 Justin Townes Earle
11/20 Ray LaMontagne
11/23 Strangefolk
11/24 Strangefolk
11/27 The Moody Blues
11/28 The Moody Blues
12/27 My Morning Jacket
12/28 My Morning Jacket
12/29 My Morning Jacket
12/30 Steve Miller Band
12/31 Steve Miller Band
01/11 Roger Hodgson of Supertramp
01/18 Guster
02/02 Citizen Cope
04/13 Herbie Hancock


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