The Capitol Theatre Will Open in September
Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre will officially reopen in September. The classic venue hosted performances by the likes of Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, the Grateful Dead and Santana in the ’70s and had a second life as the home to jambands like Phish, Aquarium Rescue Unit, moe., Blues Traveler and others in the ’90s. The club’s last major public show was Strangefolk in ’98.
As previously reported, Relix/Jambands.com publisher and Brooklyn Bowl founder Peter Shapiro is the driving force behind the recently renovated theater. Though the Cap has not confirmed its opening lineup, Shapiro has stated that the venue will honor its past and include a mix of current jam, rock, indie, hip-hop and electronic artists.