PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — The Grateful Dead’s bassist, Phil Lesh, is set to play a four-night run in November at The Capitol Theatre, the venue announced this week.
Phil Lesh & Friends will headline the newly reopened Capitol Theatre from Nov. 15-Nov. 18. The shows mark a homecoming for Lesh, who performed at The Capitol Theatre regularly with The Grateful Dead during the 1970s, appearing nearly 20 times in one year alone.
According to the venue, The Grateful Dead’s late frontman, Jerry Garcia, was quoted in 1970, saying, “There’s only two theaters … that are set up pretty groovy all around for music – The Fillmore East and The Capitol Theatre. And those are the only two in the whole country.”
Lesh has played with a rotating mix of friends for the past 15 years. He began playing under the moniker Phil Lesh & Friends in 1998 when he returned to performing following the death of Garcia in 1995.
The Capitol evenings will feature a varied mixture of musicians —Jackie Greene, Joe Russo, John Kadlecik and Adam MacDougall —performing with Lesh.
Doors open each night at 6:30 p.m. and shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 28, and can be purchased online.
Additional performance dates for Phil Lesh & Friends can be found on the band’s official website.