On December 15th and 16th, Ween will head to the historic Capitol Theatre for a pair of performances because, as the band noted in their initial announcement, “one night in Port Chester, NY is never enough.” Now, as Ween’s trip to The Cap approaches, the band has announced that they will host a toy drive during their two-night stint.
Hosted in partnership with The Capitol Theatre, Ween’s toy drive will benefit the Port Chester Carver Center, an organization that aids children and their families in the local community. Founded in 1943, the Port Chester Carver Center provides individuals and families with the resources and support needed to lead productive, healthy, and independent lives. As the largest and longest running community center in Port Chester, the Port Chester Carver Center continues to meet people where they are and provide them with the tools and resources to help them “build brighter futures.”
Fans are encouraged to bring an unwrapped, unopened toy for children ages newborn to 14 years to either of Ween’s Capitol Theatre shows. There will be clearly-marked boxes located inside The Capitol Theatre lobby where fans can drop their donation and help make a child’s holiday dreams come true.
The Capitol Theatre has been known to make musical dreams come true even when Ween isn’t hosting a charity toy drive there. As Ween bassist Dave Dreiwitz noted in an interview with Live For Live Music earlier this year,
I mean, that place is a just a magical temple of rock music, and it’s one of the greatest venues I’ve had the fortune to play at. All the shows I’ve seen there have been amazing. All my favorite artists play there; YES, King Crimson, and Cheap Trick all played there this past fall. It’s always great—the sound, the vibe—it’s just the greatest.
Tickets for the first night (12/15) are sold-out, but a limited amount of tickets remain for Ween’s second show (12/16) here. For ticketing and a full list of Ween’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.