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Updated Capitol Theatre Line Up Includes Trey Anastasio Band, Sleigh Bells, Blondie

List of high-profile performers at renovated music landmark grows.

line up of acts for its re-opening season has expanded with the Trey Anastasio Band, Sleigh Bells and Blondie.

The theatre, which is located in downtown Port Chester, is set to re-open after a mulit-million renovation on Sept. 4 with a performance by and his band.

"I'm very pleased with the diversity of talent that we have been able to put together for the opening lineup," says The Bowery Presents' Anthony Makes, who is booking the theatre in partnership with Peter Shapiro. "That was our goal from the beginning. To bring the best artists who attract audiences from all different backgrounds and ages in the community. I believe we have achieved that to this point."

Designed by architect Thomas Lamb in 1926 and listed in The National Register of Historic Places, The Capitol Theatre was long a popular music venue but had fallen on hard times. With backing from the Port Chester Industrial Development Agency, the theater has been undergoing a major renovation and an update of its sound system.

Here is the lineup shows at the Capitol:

9/4/12 Bob Dylan And His Band 
9/7/12 The Roots/Bob Weir solo (A Benefit for HeadCount) (followed by DJ ?uestlove's Cap Train Party) 
9/8/12 Hugh Laurie with The Copper Bottom Band 
9/9/12 Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang 
9/14/12 The Roots/Dirty Dozen Brass Band (followed by DJ ?uestlove's Cap Train Party) 
9/15/12 Big Gigantic 
9/19/12 J Geils Band 
9/21/12 The Roots/Karl Denson's Tiny Universe (followed by DJ ?uestlove's Cap Train Party) 
9/22/12 Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Robert Cray 
9/25/12 Dirty Projectors 
9/27/12 David Gray 
9/28/12 The Roots (followed by DJ ?uestlove's Cap Train Party) 
10/3/12 Regina Spektor 
10/5/12 Sleigh Bells/AraabMuzik
10/6/12 Galactic 
10/7/12 Blondie
10/9/12 Ben Folds Five 
10/10/12 Fiona Apple 
10/11/12 Warren Haynes Weekend 
10/12/12 Warren Haynes Weekend 
10/13/12 Blues Traveler/Spin Doctors 
10/17/12 Umphrey's McGee/Conspirator
10/20/12 Psychedelic Furs w/ The Lemonheads feat. Juliana Hatfield 
10/25/12 Al Green 
10/27/12 Indigo Girls with full band 
10/28/12 Trey Anastasio Band
11/8/12 Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group 
11/9/12 moe. 
11/10/12 Justin Townes Earle 
11/20/12 Ray LaMontagne 
11/23/12 Strangefolk 
11/24/12 Strangefolk 
11/27/12 The Moody Blues 
11/28/12 The Moody Blues 
12/27/12 My Morning Jacket 
12/28/12 My Morning Jacket 
12/29/12 My Morning Jacket 
12/30/12 Steve Miller Band 
12/31/12 Steve Miller Band 
1/18/13 Guster 
2/2/13 Citizen Cope 
4/13/13 Herbie Hancock 

The Capitol Theatre on the Web: 
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The Capitol Theatre on Facebook: 
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The Capitol Theatre on Twitter: 
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Jim Byrne August 16, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Already have tickets for The Roots (9/21), Regina Spektor and Ben Folds Five. Plan on getting Galactic (amazing New Orleans funk), and two nights of MMJ! Intrigued by Sleigh Bells, especially since it will be cheaper, and am definitely tempted to get the Fiona Apple tickets. Yes, this theatre is going to make me go broke! I'll be poor and happy though!
JJ August 16, 2012 at 07:14 PM
This is absolutely terrific that this Capital Theater has made this come back. My BIG concern now is the apparent spike in crime that is being reported in the Port Chester Patch. Port Chester has a good Police Department and I understand that they can't be everywhere. However, if this village is attempting to make a "COME BACK" from the dead and using things like the Marina and the Capital Theater to do so maybe we: 1. Need MORE Police on the streets 2. A shift in Patrol Tactics 3. A beefed up Anti-Crime Unit 4. More Police leadership on the streets Any elected officials reading this? I'd like to hear your comments please.
William Demarest (Editor) August 17, 2012 at 05:29 AM
Let us know what you think of the renovated theater when you see your first show at the re-opened Capitol.

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