Premier progressive jamgrass band Greensky Bluegrass will return to perform at Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre this Saturday, on October 6. Opening up the night will be rock and roll bluegrass quintet The Lil’ Smokies. Tickets for the show are on sale now and can be purchased by heading to the venue’s website.
Greensky Bluegrass have been experiencing a banner year for musical experiences, filled with some true bucket-list live performances. Late spring this year saw the debut of the band’s self-hosted music festival, Camp Greensky, where they played three nights beside a lineup including Mike Gordon, Jeff Tweedy, and more. Last month, they headlined the western mecca of rock music, Red Rocks Amphitheater, jamming out with members of Turkuaz and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Just this past weekend, Greensky invited Holly Bowling and Tom Hamilton (both veteran Greensky collaborators), of the breakout jamband sensation Ghost Light, up for an incredible rendition of “Don’t Lie.”
The year’s not hardly over, of course, and Greensky has plenty more experiences in store for themselves and their fans. The Cap show, followed by a cool performance at Stratton Mountain in Vermont, will end their coast run before the start of many fall tour dates out west. Their extensive upcoming tour includes a two-night Halloween run in Portland, Oregon as well as shows at other historic venues like San Francisco’s The Warfield, Stubb’s in Austin Texas, and more. You can see the whole list of dates by heading to the band’s website. The Capitol Theatre should be a standout notch on Greensky’s belt, even in the context of such an epic year.
The band has left their mark on the mighty theatre before, back in September of 2016. At that epic debut, they played a special, “Capitol Theatre Breakdown,” dubbed such by the band themselves, that was composed on the spot and dedicated to the venue. Greensky Bluegrass, along with many other celebrated acts, shares an honorary badge of sorts with the Port Chester venue, an earning of the following reputation: whatever your expectations might be of the show ahead—double them.
Openers The Lil’ Smokies are seeing their own stealthy climb to popularity of late. The progressive bluegrass group will be touring with Greensky for many dates this fall, and will also play shows with progressive americana band Fruition as well as take the stage at big events like The Festy Experience and Strings and Sol (where Greensky will also be rocking out as well). Saturday night at The Cap should be a grand way for both bands to kick all of this off.