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28 June, 2017Print

Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre Announces Inaugural Shakedown Sundays

Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre Announces Inaugural Shakedown Sundays

Series kicks off Sunday, July 9th in partnership with Caritas of Port Chester featuring up-and-coming musicians weekly

(New York, NY): Garcia's, the 250 capacity venue which shares lobbies with The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY has announced the inaugural season of a weekly concert series called Shakedown Sundays in partnership with Caritas of Port Chester - a local non-profit soup kitchen and food pantry. The free weekly event kicks off July 9th and will feature a different up-and-coming band each week in addition to regional, craft, art and clothing vendors.

Shakedown Sundays' mission is to use live music as a vehicle to rally the community to engage in local activism, awareness, and fundraising while also supporting regional bands, artists, and vendors. Each week, a representative of each of the non-profits involved will speak briefly with the attendees about the mission of their organization and how the community can become involved. Suggested items to donate listed below.

Each Sunday, doors at Garcia's open at 1PM and live performances will go from 2PM until 5PM.


Shakedown Sundays Schedule 

Sunday, July 9th 

Formula 5, from Albany 

Sunday, July 16th 

Mister F, from Albany 

Sunday, July 23rd 

Flux Capacitor, from West Reading / Philadelphia 

Sunday, July 30 

Sprocket, from Brooklyn 


Vendors on site: 

Art Vendors

Clothing Vendors

Craft Vendors

Pizza & Popcorn 

Classic Concert Posters for sale

Phil Lesh and Capitol Theatre merchandise for sale

Activism Awareness

Food Drive for Caritas of Port Chester


Suggested items for donation include:

Tuna, pasta, vegetable oil, toothpaste, tooth brush, tooth brush cover, mouthwash, shampoo, lip balm, deodorant, cleansing wipes, soap, body wash, body lotion, hand warmers, foot warmers, laundry detergent, Bandages 

About Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre: 

In partnership with the family of Jerry Garcia, The Capitol Theatre christened it's adjoining venue as Garcia’s in honor of the late Grateful Dead guitarist and singer, Jerry Garcia, who counted the Port Chester, NY rock palace among his favorite venues in the country. The exclusive club features craft beers, wine and spirits by local producers. With a focus on community and a taste for musical exploration, Garcia’s hosts local and national bands weekly. 


About Caritas of Port Chester:

The mission of Caritas of Port Chester, Inc. is to provide food, clothing, counseling and educational services for anyone in need in Port Chester, NY and the surrounding area.  We show respect for the dignity of each individual who seeks our assistance, with the goal of developing personal, economic and social opportunity for all those they serve.

Read more here: 


About The Capitol Theatre:

Designed by celebrated architect Thomas Lamb in 1926 and listed in The National Register of Historic Places, the Capitol is located 30 miles from NYC, accessible by I-95 and only one block from the Port Chester Metro North train station. The 2,000-capacity theater, known as “the original rock palace,’ showcased rock legends such as Black Sabbath, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, Derek and the Dominos, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, and The Rolling Stones. Jerry Garcia once called it his favorite venue, claiming “See, there’s only two theaters, man… that are set up pretty groovy all around for music and for smooth stage changes, good lighting and all that – the Fillmore and The Capitol Theatre. And those are the only two in the whole country.” 


In 2012, the Capitol Theatre underwent a transformative renovation under the guidance of entrepreneur Peter Shapiro (Brooklyn Bowl, Lockn' Festival, the "Fare Thee Well" Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary stadium shows, music magazine Relix, FANS). Since then, The Capitol has hosted many of music’s most prominent performers including Bob Dylan, Phil Lesh, Ringo Starr, Ryan Adams, Skrillex, Snoop Dogg, The Strokes, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, and many more. The Capitol has also welcomed comedians like Kevin Hart and Amy Schumer. The New York Times raves: “A rock theater that looks and sounds as good as the Capitol is something to celebrate." Billboard agrees: “The lavishly decorated theater -- filled with mirrors, chandeliers and painstakingly restored detail -- looks absolutely stunning, and sounds even better."


Garcia's on the Web: 

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