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Published: 2012/08/06

Bob Weir, The Roots, Warren Haynes, My Morning Jacket and More to Help Reopen the Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY has confirmed a list of 40 shows set to reopen the iconic venue this fall. Among the acts scheduled to perform at the Cap are Bob Weir (solo) and The Roots, Buddy Guy and Johnny Lang, My Morning Jacket, Al Green, Warren Haynes, Steve Miller Band, moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors, Galactic, The Moody Blues and many more. The venue is slated to official open on September 4, however, that evening’s performer is still to be announced. See below for the full performance schedule.

“It all starts with the lineup,” says Shapiro (Brooklyn Bowl, Wetlands, U23D, Relix), one of the forces behind the venue’s reopening. “Combining this eclectic group of incredible musicians, this historic and influential theatre, and the most state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and visual projection technologies in the world should create a pretty amazing experience.”

In its distinguished history, the 1,835-capacity theatre has hosted concerts by the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Derek and the Dominos, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, David Bowie, Santana, Black Sabbath, Iggy Pop, and many more. Beneath a 65-foot domed ceiling, the concert hall features a general admission floor, a seated balcony including VIP seats, and six presidential box suites.

The theatre is currently undergoing a transformative renovation from the ground up, which will feature a d&b audiotechnik V-Series line array sound system (the first install of its kind in the country); a full house projection system featuring ten HD cinema-quality projectors; content created by Mark Brickman (Pink Floyd, Roger Waters’ ‘The Wall’ Tour) and the NYC-based team of Batwin and Robin; and an arena sized lighting rig designed and installed by Chris Ragan and BML/Blackbird.

For more information and on-sale dates, visit the Capitol Theatre website.

The Capitol Theatre Performance Schedule

09/4 TBA
09/7 The Roots/Bob Weir solo (A Benefit for HeadCount)
09/8 Hugh Laurie with The Copper Bottom Band
09/9 Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang
09/14 The Roots/Dirty Dozen Brass Band
09/15 Big Gigantic
09/19 J Geils Band
09/21 The Roots/Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
09/22 Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Robert Cray
09/25 Dirty Projectors
09/27 David Gray
09/28 The Roots
10/03 Regina Spektor
10/06 Galactic
10/09 Ben Folds Five
10/10 Fiona Apple
10/11 Warren Haynes Weekend
10/12 Warren Haynes Weekend
10/13 Blues Traveler/Spin Doctors
10/17 Umphrey’s McGee
10/20 Psychedelic Furs w/ The Lemonheads feat. Juliana Hatfield
10/25 Al Green
10/27 Indigo Girls with full band
11/08 Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group
11/09 moe.
11/10 Justin Townes Earle
11/20 Ray LaMontagne
11/23 Strangefolk
11/24 Strangefolk
11/27 The Moody Blues
11/28 The Moody Blues
12/27 My Morning Jacket
12/28 My Morning Jacket
12/29 My Morning Jacket
12/30 Steve Miller Band
12/31 Steve Miller Band
01/11/ Roger Hodgson of Supertramp
01/18 Guster
02/02/ Citizen Cope
04/13 Herbie Hancock


There are 7 comments associated with this post

Greg K. August 6, 2012, 10:46:46

Amazing! Kudos!

TCinNYC August 6, 2012, 11:14:45

Great news. Congrats to Pete Shapiro & all the others who made this happen. I look forward to getting back in that great room. & dear Phish, please release the 2 nights in Nov 92 as an official release. They are worth it!

Irish Rover August 6, 2012, 11:41:47

MAX CREEK weekend please.

Grey August 6, 2012, 13:31:12


John August 6, 2012, 17:27:49

Wow, wish I still lived in downstate NY

Smathy August 6, 2012, 18:34:31

What’s with the 21+???? It’s not like the tickets aren’t expensive enough?

Akasha August 24, 2012, 15:21:37

Looking forward to Roger Hodgson of Supertramp!! :) I’ve seen him a couple times over the past year, both as a solo act and with a full band, he never ceases to surprise me with his passion & energy for the music! He has so many timeless hits that I grew up listening to over the years- Give a Little Bit, Dreamer, Logical Song, Take the Long Way Home, Breakfast in America, Fool’s Overture…When Roger first steps on the stage he hooks your heart and reels you in for a wild musical journey, taking you back through time and allowing you to reminisce, dream, and immerse yourself in soul-nurturing music. Roger’s voice packs a lot more punch today than in the days of Supertramp!
He’s adding tour dates for 2013 through his official facebook page, also a fun way to connect with other fans of Roger! Check out
It will be an unforgettable night! :)

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