NYS Music’s comprehensive guide to Phish Pre and Post Phish Shows

Planning to be in New York City for the holidays? Perhaps you’re planning to hit Phish for one or more of their four nights at Madison Square Garden, bringing their total of shows at the World’s Most Famous Arena to 17 in 2017.  With pre-shows, after-parties, art shows and more, there’s something for everybody to check out during the run. Check out NYS Music’s comprehensive list of what to see and do in NYC before and after Phish from December 28 through the end of the year!

December 28


Before Phish, get things started at American Beauty with Teddy Midnight and Uncle Stump performing. FREE SHOW! Event


Catch members of Trey Anastasio Band, Turkuaz, and Pink Talking Fish in a tribute to Michael Jackson at the Highline Ballroom! Tickets // Event

The Disco Biscuits kick off their four-night run at Playstation Theater in Times Square at midnight. Will they play a full Hot Air Balloon rock opera? You never know, and if they do, you shouldn’t miss it. Tickets

Irving Plaza is hosting a Phish After-Party featuring Matisyahu. Tickets // Event

Marcus King Band kicks off their two night run at The Gramercy Theater. Tickets // Event

At American Beauty, check out The Nth Power with Leaders of The Shift. Tickets

December 29


Join PhanArt, Polyvamp and HFPod at a Free pre-show event from 3-7pm at American Beauty. Event

Or get warmed up for a night of Phish with Hayley Jane & The Primates tribute to the 90’s at the Cutting Room. Tickets // Event     


The Disco Biscuits continue their four-night run at Playstation Theater. Come for the bleep boops, stay for Barber in a jumpsuit. Tickets

Don’t miss out on the action with The Schooley Mountain Band at Arlene’s Grocery. Tickets // Event

Vermont’s Dead Sessions will also be rocking the Cutting Room.  Tickets // Event

Get down with Particle at American Beauty post-Phish. Tickets // Event

December 30


Are you a fan of Phish-inspired art? The final Phanart show of 2017 is at Hotel Pennsylvania (across from MSG) from 12 to 6 pm. Free show – Event

American Beauty hosts Half Step for a FREE Grateful Dead Tribute Pre-party. Event

Start your day with Jazz is PHSH featuring the Chase brothers and members of Trey Anastasio Band and Snarky Puppy. Tickets


Ohio’s The Werks perform at American Beauty post-Phish. Tickets // Event

Catch an after-party at DROM featuring Formula 5 and Fondude! Tickets //Event

Blast off for night 3 of The Disco Biscuits at Playstation Theater in Times Square. Tickets

Catch members of moe., JRAD, ARU, Snarky Puppy, Trey Anastasio Band and Holly Bowling and Steve Kimock as part of Matt Butler’s Everyone Orchestra, including one set of Everyone’s Dead at Gramercy Theater!  Tickets // Event

Add some Allmans to your usual Pink Talking Fish show and you get Tied to the Whipping Post, only at Irving Plaza. Tickets // Event

Sly and the Family Stone Tribute: A Family Affair featuring The Chase Family and The Cressman Family plus members of Snarky Puppy and more will perform at The Cutting Room. Tickets // Event

December 31


An annual tradition – don’t miss a NYE Phish pre-party with Holly Bowling at Cutting Room! Tickets // Event

Electric Love Machine performs at the final Free pre-show event at American Beauty. Event

Or if you’d like some comedy before the show, come to American Beauty at 3pm for the early show of “Wokes with Jokes: Stand-Up Comedy About Phish and The Scene” in the Red Room upstairs at American Beauty. Tickets // Event


Irving Plaza is hosting a Phish After-party to ring in the New Year with The New Mastersounds. Tickets // Event

Gramercy Theater hosts post-Phish funk jams with The James Brown Dance Party! Tickets

Head back to American Beauty one final time for a NYE Phish After-Party with Kung Fu, Wyllys, Jerry Lounge Experience, & more. Tickets // Event 

Irving Plaza hosts Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles with Special Guests Michael Mwenso & The Shakes. Tickets // Event 
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