A Special Lunchtime Interview

Overseeing a Game-Changing Revival: Restoring the Capitol Theatre

In 2012, Port Chester’s The Capitol Theatre underwent a game-changing restoration 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, Skrillex, Snoop Dogg, The Strokes, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, and many more. The venue, which dates back to its opening in 1926, is known as “the original rock palace,” which showcased rock legends such as Black Sabbath, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, Derek and the Dominos, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, and The Rolling Stones, Phish, and the Grateful Dead, from 1970 to the late 1990s. Peter Shapiro and Relix Magazine‘s Editor-in-Chief Dean Budnick will discuss the venue’s revival and its impact on the Hudson Valley.