PLAY: Garcia's (NY)

Posted by:  Garcia's at the Capitol Theater  | When:  –  | Where: Port Chester, New York, USA

  Booking 3 Sonicbids bands
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In partnership with the family of Jerry Garcia, The Capitol Theatre christened its lobby bar as Garcia's in honor of the late Grateful Dead guitarist and singer. Jerry, an iconic musical figure counted the Port Chester, N.Y, rock venue among his favorite venues in the country. Garcia's is currently looking for Sonicbids artists to play!

Availability and open slots change consistently, apply to play and we'll find out a day and time that works best for everyone!

The Opportunity

Garcia's at The Capitol has become a place to pay respect and honor a long and illustrious history with the Grateful Dead and the jam scene. Garcia's is a live music venue with a lobby bar filled with Grateful Dead singer Jerry Garcia's mementos. In partnership with concert promoter The Bowery Presents, A multimillion-dollar renovation took place and a state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, video systems, and new carpets repainted walls and upgraded bathrooms were installed to the theater in 2011.

Capital Theater Owner and legendary club promoter Peter Shapiro is thrilled to build a home for the next generation of jam bands and other genres to spread their wings. This is a great opportunity to become a part of a community and build a long-lasting relationship with Port Chester's #1 music venue.

The Band

  • Open to all genres. Very interested in funk, reggae, rock, jazz, latin, and jam bands
  • Looking for bands that can promote and bring a crowd
  • We're looking for bands who live within 40 miles of Port Chester, NY 

  • Bands must be actively playing shows 

  • Acts must have a solid online presence 

  • All acts applying must meet the criteria that we look for, lyrics, stage presence, style and artists must have a fanbase

  • Bands must be willing to heavily promote the show if chosen to play

  • Past acts include Blondie, Billy Idol, Neil Young, Herbie Hancock, BB King, Wille Nelson, The Roots, Al Green and many more...

The Gig

  • Backline is provided
  • Most of the shows are door deals
  • The capacity of Capitol Theater 1800+
  • The capacity of Garcia's Lobby 150+
  • Bands are able to sell merch on-site
Compensation Details:
  • Depending on bands and draw, some shows have guarantees
  • Pay will be determined at the time of booking
  • Bands get drink tickets
  • We have more dates available than those listed. If you're interested in playing our venue, apply and we'll send you availabilities that we think fit your band!


  • Compensation Amount: Determined at time of booking


Apply by Apr 03, 2023

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