Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Funk Party at Garcia’s

Article Contributed by The Capitol Theater | Published on Monday, January 29, 2018

Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre is excited to host a Fat Tuesday Funk Party on February 13 with performances by Jen Durkin and the Business and Tracy Jo & the Toads.

Jen Durkin and the Business is bringing New Orleans to New York with their funk-filled NOLA inspired set. The band is fronted by Jen Durkin, vocalist for the legendary Connecticut funk/jamband Deep Banana Blackout that dates back to 1995. Jen Durkin and the Business also features Rich Zurkowski on bass, Darian Cunning on guitar, Kris Yunker on keyboards, and Johnny Durkin on drums.

Following a successful debut at a Garcia’s after-party for recent Grammy nominee Robert Randolph, the band released a self- titled full length album in 2015. Having established themselves as a powerhouse in the tri-state area funk scene, the band is excited to enter another year with this unique Mardi Gras performance.

Tracy Jo & The Toads features Tracy Recalde on vocals/acoustic guitar, Jon Kamal on guitar, Tony Molina on bass, Gene Leone on organ, Nick Yost on keyboards, and Josh Lindblad on drums. The Connecticut blues, soul and roots-rock ensemble formed in 2016 after lead singer Tracy relocated to Connecticut from New Orleans. While studying music in New Orleans she performed with members of the Grateful Dead, The Disco Biscuits, and Lettuce, among others. Blending sounds from decades past with modern blues and soul, Tracy Jo & The Toads is a high energy act that can’t be missed.

Tickets are $10/Advance and $15/Day of Show and can be purchased by calling Ticketfly at (877) 987-6487, ordering online at www.thecapitoltheatre.com, or visiting The Capitol Theatre Box Office at 149 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, New York, Monday through Thursday from 2:00PM-6:00PM or Friday and Saturday from 12:00PM-6:00PM.

About Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre:

In partnership with the family of Jerry Garcia, The Capitol Theatre christened its 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 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."