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14 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Sleep On The Capitol Theatre

Port Chester, New York's legendary concert venue is back and better than ever. This is why The Cap is where it's at.

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1. Countless legendary rock 'n' roll artists performed at The Capitol Theatre, including Eric Clapton, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Black Sabbath, Janis Joplin, and James Taylor.

3. The Captiol was a favorite venue for Jerry Garcia to play at with the Grateful Dead.


"See, there's only two theaters, man, they are the only two places that are set up pretty groovy all around for music and for smooth stage changes, good lighting and all that - the Fillmore [East] and the Capitol Theatre. And those are the only two in the whole country." -Jerry Garcia, October 10, 1970.

4. There's a kickass bar connected to the theatre called "Garcia's," rightly named after Jerry Garcia.

Via Facebook: GarciasAtTheCap

The bar has Jerry Garcia memorabilia hanging on its brick walls. Garcia's also has great artists perform like TAUK, and they host live webcasts for bands like Phish.

5. The Capitol has unique wallpaper lining the theatre. It's red and in the shape of a 45 rpm record, with rock 'n' rollers who made their mark at the legendary venue.


(From L-R: Jerry Garcia, Chuck Berry, Janis Joplin, Mick Jagger, Ozzy Osbourne, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, and Iggy Pop)

10. In the past year since The Capitol's re-opening, artists like The Black Crowes, B.B. King, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Roots, Leon Russell, Cyndi Lauper, The Monkees, and Alabama Shakes have graced the stage.

13. The theatre hosted two events called "A Dose of the Dead," where they played live Grateful Dead shows from 1971 at full-concert volume over the speakers.

Via Facebook: TheCapitolTheatre

Accompanied of course with a beautiful light show and projections. What other venue that you know does this?! It's the perfect place for Grateful Dead fans.

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