Bob Dylan is back in Port Chester tonight.
The Capitol Theatre has scheduled the legendary musician to headline the first show at the refurbished concert venue when it re-opens today. The 8 p.m. show is sold out.
In the past, Dylan has used the Capitol for rehearsal space. After a multi-million renovation, the iconic musician kicks off the that is expected to bring many music fans back to Port Chester.
"It's a great gift for the Capitol Theatre and fans of live music," said music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro, who's leading the Capitol's revival. "It's going to give the theatre a lot of positive momentum from the beginning, and I think that is something that will benefit all of the shows that come after September 4th."
Port Chester Mayor Dennis Pilla cheered the news of Dylan coming to Port Chester.
"Wow, that's impressive," Pilla said. "That clearly shows how iconic the Capitol Theatre is."
Confirmed Shows at the Capitol Theatre:
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
10/9/12 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
10/20/12 Psychedelic Furs w/ The Lemonheads feat. Juliana Hatfield
10/25/12 Al Green
10/27/12 Indigo Girls with full band
11/8/12 Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group
11/10/12 Justin Townes Earle
11/20/12 Ray LaMontagne
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
1/11/13 Roger Hodgson of Supertramp
2/2/13 Citizen Cope
4/13/13 Herbie Hancock