The Capitol Theatre Virtual Celebration Set for Sept. 12

The Capitol Theatre, located in Port Chester, NY, will celebrate its eighth anniversary with a virtual livestream on Sept. 12 at 1:00 p.m., according to Jambands.com  

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The livestream will celebrate The Capitol Theatre’s eighth anniversary since reopening in 2012. FANS will host the daylong musical event. In a partnership with Lagunitas Brewing Company, the stream will include archival sets, live performances, staff and artist interactions, and words from the community about the importance of The Capitol Theatre involvement in New York’s music scene. More information about the lineup will be released in the coming days.

Donations to The Capitol Theatre are encouraged to help support the present and future of live music. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Independent Venue Association, whose mission is to preserve independent live music venues and promoters in the U.S.

The Capitol Theatre’s eighth anniversary Livestream Contest provides fans a chance to win the ultimate Cap experience. The grand prize includes a tour of the Capitol Theatre with Peter Shapiro, a copy of The Capitol Theatre Volume 1 forwarded by Phil Lesh and signed by Cap staff, and a Cap merch package. To enter the contest, fans can purchase a $5.00 minimum raffle ticket. Not only does a raffle ticket support The Capitol Theatre but also increases the chances of winning the grand prize. The winner will be awarded on Monday, Sept. 14.

Capitol Theatre and Conscious Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to feeding those in need with their “Art that Feeds” drive, have collaborated to create a commemorative poster fans are eligible to receive if they make a donation during the livestream.

Fans can also email a video or write up about their favorite Cap memories for a chance to be featured in the stream. Send submissions to Memories@TheCapitolTheatre.com – the deadline for submissions is Monday, Sept. 7 at 12:00 p.m.

Click here to view the upcoming livestream and click here to buy raffle tickets for The Capitol Theatre’s Livestream contest.

The lineup for the 8th-anniversary livestream on Saturday, September 12, features performances by Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Billy Strings, Bob Weir, David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band, Deep Banana Blackout, Foreigner, Galactic, God Street Wine, Hot Tuna, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Lake Street Dive, Mac DeMarco, moe., My Morning Jacket, O.A.R., Phil Lesh & Friends, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Portugal. The Man, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Taj Mahal Trio, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Black Crowes, The Marcus King Band, The Revivalists, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, Umphrey’s McGee, and Widespread Panic.  

As well as special appearances by Brendan Bayliss, Chris “Coach” Rodriguez of 107.1 The Peak, Gary Lambert of Tales from the Golden Road, James “Fuzz” Sangiovanni of Deep Banana Blackout, Jason Crosby of Phil & Friends, Terrapin Family Band, Jessie’s Girl, Jimmy Fink of 107.1 The Peak, Joe Russo of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee, Marc Roberge of O.A.R., Peter Shapiro, Richard “Fritz” Falanka (Mayor of Port Chester), Rita Houston of WFUV, Rob Barraco of Phil Lesh & Friends, The Phil Lesh Quintet, Dark Star Orchestra, Rob Derhak of moe., Ross James of Terrapin Family Band, and Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule and Allman Brothers Band.  

The free livestream will encourage donations to support our temporarily shuttered venue so that we may continue to bring musical experiences to the Westchester community long into the future. A portion of proceeds will benefit the National Independent Venue Association and its mission to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States.  

Grab a limited-edition poster commemorating the 8th-anniversary to help feed families in need! This weekend, Conscious Alliance is hosting a Virtual ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive—fans are encouraged to participate by making a cash donation for the poster created by Pete Schaw.  

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