Phish Dick's Night One: Trolling With Lushington

[Photo credit: Phish Facebook] Earlier this summer, Rolling Stone asked fans to submit their favorite Phish song for a Readers Poll. Someone on PT must have had a good laugh, because the long-shelved[...]

Summer Set Music Festival: A Midwestern Ravers Dream

Being surrounded by a cloud of fur boots, glitter, and neon tutus only meant one thing: another rendition of the annual Summerset Music Festival (SSMF) in Somerset, WI. The festival boasted four s[...]

What I Learned From Performing At and Attending The Boston Urban Music Festival, 8/24

I had the unique opportunity, pleasure, and privilege of playing with the Berklee J Dilla Ensemble at this year's Boston Urban Music Festival. With seven other talented musicians, together we performe[...]

DJ Fontana Rocks At Westbury: Elvis Spectacular

The Elvis Spectacular set up residence at NYCB Theatre at Westbury on August 23rd, just like the old rock and roll shows that used to pull into town.  Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist winners Cody Ray S[...]

Rod Stewart & Santana Live at Jones Beach

Carlos Santana opened the show at Jones Beach on August 20th, which lasted for over 3 hours of music between two Hall of Fame acts.  If Rod Stewart was here to do a greatest hits package, Santana w[...]



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


Related


Comments



Ray LaMontagne Has Meltdown Over Talking Fans, Refuses to Continue Until They Leave

Things got a little awkward for the sold-out crowd at a Ray LaMontagne concert at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Wednesday night. In the middle of his set, Ray LaMontagne called [...]

Drug Dealer Charged With Electric Zoo 2013 Death

It has been almost a year since Olivia Rotundo and Jeffrey Russ (pictured above) tragically passed away during Electric Zoo 2013, but DEA agents have finally found and charged the drug dealer responsi [...]

Phish Rider For Venues On How To Treat Fans Is Awesome

The Phish concert experience is in a league of its own, and, thanks to The Smoking Gun, we now have some insight into some of the semantics behind the magic. Phish sends out a rider to every venue the [...]

Someone Broke Into The Grammys, Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Glastonbury... and He's Making A Movie

Marcus Haney describes his documentary No Camera's Allowed as "a love letter written to these festivals." This twenty-something year old began his journey after sneaking into Coachella, and has ne [...]

The Muddy Truth About The Hudson Project

Many of you have heard horror stories regarding this past weekend’s inaugural Hudson Project music festival at Winston Farm in Saugerties, NY. Whether discussing awful security execution, bad weathe [...]

Top Musical Moments From The 2014 Peach Music Festival

Much like last year, the third annual Peach Music Festival was a smashing success. Nestled on the beautiful Montage Mountain, just outside of Scranton, PA, Peach Fest brought top-notch musicians f [...]

Phish Merriweather Night 2: Tweezerfest

As soon as we saw the megaphone in Trey’s hand, we knew we were in for something special. Actually, let me back up. As soon as I walked into Jason’s Deli for lunch, hours before the show, and hear [...]

Review - Gathering of the Vibes 2014: A Family Affair

Gathering of the Vibes is a magical place where people of all ages and niches can intermingle, unite, and rejoice in positivity for a couple of days each summer. Ever since I attended my first [...]

Adam Deitch's Top 10 Most Exciting Drummers In The Scene

Adam Deitch, drummer of Lettuce, Break Science and Pretty Lights Live Band, is one of the most prolific drummers of our time. Who better to chat with about other drummers who are making waves i [...]

We Want The Funk! L4LM's Top 10 Current Funk Acts

From New Orleans to New York to the festival circuit and beyond, funk music has exploded tremendously on the music scene, and with very good reason. Whether you Live for Live Music or simply enjoy ge [...]

10 Things You Didn't Know About Jesus From Lettuce

Erick “Jesus” Coomes is a man of many talents. You may know him as the highly skilled bassist of acclaimed funk outfit Lettuce, or for his lovable goofball antics on and off stage. However, there [...]

The Highest Paid DJs And What They Are Actually Doing On Stage

Forbes released their yearly list of the world's highest-paid DJs in 2014, or "Electronic Cash Kings" as they like to call them. As you could imagine, the numbers are exorbitant. Some of these guys [...]


Help out Live For Live Music as a writer, photographer, or as a member of our street team for the chance to win awesome perks!