This fall, Central New York music lovers are in for a treat. Phish tribute band the Lawn Boys are set to recreate Phish’s 1996 Halloween show on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Westcott Theater in Syracuse.
In ’96, Phish started at the Omni in Atlanta with a set full of Phish tunes, then they came back for the second set in their “musical costume” to play the Talking Head’s fourth studio album, Remain in Light, in its entirety. After that, they came back for a third set of Phish originals to complete the epic night.
This year, the Lawn Boys will play the first and last sets of Phish originals, and they’ll welcome Talking Heads tribute band Start Making Sense for the second set to play the Remain In Light portion of the show.
Fans will also have the pleasure of witnessing both bands jam together in a special fourth set.
The Lawn Boys posted on their Facebook page about the upcoming show,
“We’ve been working on this idea for a while and we’re very excited to see it finally come to fruition. We will be recreating phish’s legendary 96 Halloween show at the The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, N.Y. … Please spread the word. Lots more to come on this!”
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 day of show. The show starts at 8 p.m.