Phil Lesh Schedules “Phil & Friends” Birthday Run at The Capitol Theatre

January 11, 2019
Phil Lesh Schedules “Phil & Friends” Birthday Run at The Capitol Theatre

Phil Lesh’s 2018 Birthday Celebration at The Capitol Theatre


From March 14-16, 2019, Phil Lesh will once again celebrate his birthday at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY.

What makes this year so special, however, is instead of playing with his usual touring crew The Terrapin Family Band, Lesh will recruit a number of Friends including John Scofield, Jackie Greene, Benmont Tench, Luther Dickinson, Amy Helm, John Molo and Grahame Lesh.

Lesh officially turns 79 on March 15, yet between a recently announced slot at the Newport Folk Festival and his consistent gigs at his own Terrapin Crossroads, he shows no sign of slowing down.

And while collaborators like Scofield, Helm and Greene are no stranger to the bassist’s Phil & Friends format, this will mark the first time Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers keyboardist Tench will play with in this configuration with the bassist. (Interestingly, Tench’s Heartbreakers bandmateĀ Mike Campbell also had a recent brush with The Dead, opening Bill Kruetzmann and Bob Weir’s Hawaiian New Year’s Eve celebration.)

For tickets and more information on the bassist’s birthday blowout visit

Check out the specific lineups for each show below:

March 14 & 15:
Phil Lesh & Friends
feat. Benmont Tench, John Scofield, Jackie Greene, Grahame Lesh and John Molo

March 16:
Phil Lesh & Friends
Benmont Tench, Jackie Greene, Luther Dickinson, Amy Helm, Grahame Lesh and John Molo
w/ Sisters of the Strawberry Moon