|The legendary Capitol Theatre has opened its doors to some of the world’s biggest rock stars, comedians, and performers. The iconic venue also hosts a number of diverse special events, from wedding proposals to symposiums and benefits.
Off the heels of “The Cap Cares” volunteer rewards program, the theater continues to go above and beyond to help and bring awareness to local charities, and organizations.
The Capitol Theatre will be hosting the following special events in the coming months:
March 4 – The Cap is hosting a benefit for Pathways, before the Marcus King show. Pathways is a private, non-profit agency that provides services for adults who suffer from severe and prolonged mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
March 10 – 914Cares will be having their annual Westchester Poverty Symposium. The Westchester Poverty Symposium is an event where community members, nonprofit leaders, elected officials, policymakers, funders, and others join to share innovative ideas about community-driven partnerships. 914Cares is a local organization working to ensure the people of Westchester are cared for by collaborating, supporting and providing resources to local organizations, educating the community about poverty and encouraging actionable generosity.
April 28 – Will be the ninth annual Rock the River Concert to benefit Sunrise Day Camp-Pearl. Honoring Allison & Larry Fehrenbaker and featuring Back to the 80’s Show with everyone’s favorite cover band Jessie’s Girl. Sunrise Day Camp brings the simple pleasures of childhood back to children struggling with cancer, changing months of loneliness and isolation into summers filled with sunshine, laughter and happiness.
ABOUT THE CAPITOL THEATRE
Designed by celebrated architect Thomas Lamb in 1926 and listed in The National Register of Historic Places, The Capitol Theatre is located 30 miles from NYC. The 2,000-capacity theater, known as “the original rock palace,” showcased legends such as Traffic, The Grateful Dead, Black Sabbath, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, and The Rolling Stones. Jerry Garcia called it one of his two favorite venues in the USA. In 2012, the theatre underwent a major renovation under the guidance of music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro. Since then, it has hosted major performers including Bob Dylan, Phil Lesh, Ringo Starr, Joan Baez, Skrillex, Bonnie Raitt, Snoop Dogg, Kacey Musgraves, The Strokes, Tom Petty, Cyndi Lauper, and Willie Nelson, as well as 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.” The Capitol’s inner-sanctum bar and music club, Garcia’s, was named for Jerry Garcia in partnership with his family. A venue of its own, Garcia’s showcases local artists and nationally touring acts across the musical spectrum.