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Bob Dylan at Revived Capitol Theatre Tonight in Port Chester

Iconic musician kicks off re-opening of famed music venue.

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

10/6/12 Galactic

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

11/9/12 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

1/11/13 Roger Hodgson of Supertramp

1/18/13 Guster

2/2/13 Citizen Cope

4/13/13 Herbie Hancock

Anne Latella September 04, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Very nice lineup. Would like to see Ray Davis & The88.Any possibility?
Racman63 September 04, 2012 at 04:55 PM
The theatre looks fantastic, and the sound system is awe inspiring. (I was at the party last night) The people who put this together did it right and did it well! This is going to be big for P.C. My advice to the world: Buy tickets to a show, any show, you won't be sorry.
William Demarest (Editor) September 04, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Thanks for the update ... Glad to hear you liked the work done to the Capitol Theatre. Sounds like the show will be exciting tonight.
Dan Thaler September 04, 2012 at 11:08 PM
This is great! I hope to see a show there soon. The last one I saw was John Mayall in the early 70s
Rob September 05, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Bob Dylan ? This guy was a sleeper 30 years ago. Can't imagine what he is like in his old age...probably over 70 ?
carol September 05, 2012 at 11:01 AM
Bob Dylan was on fire last night. He was full of youth and vitality. Great time!
NorthCountyHound September 05, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Dylan is a great song writer but his voice is a grating as fingernails on a blackboard. Other people's covers of his songs are much better than the originals. I saw the Dead do a cover of a Dylan song once. The only thing worse would have been if little Bobby Z showed up to sing it himself.
Alice Hoffman September 19, 2012 at 08:44 AM
Would love to see him soon! just found good seats http://www.ticketsinventory.com/concert/bob-dylan-tickets/ Cai't wait to be there!

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