Article Contributed by The Capitol Theater | Published on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Westchester’s own Stella Blue’s Band will celebrate 5 years of honoring the music of the Grateful Dead with a special anniversary performance at Garcia’s on Friday, June 8.

Members of Stella Blue’s Band graced the Garcia’s stage on June 5, 2013 in what would begin a 5 year, over 50 show-plus history with the Garcia’s and Capitol Theatre family. What was first a Grateful Dead tribute act has quickly become the crown gem of Garcia’s, keeping the music of the Grateful Dead alive for the next generation of fans.

“[It] seems like Stella and Garcia's have grown up together except it seems like we're both waiting for the grown-ups to show up and ask us what exactly we're doing in their living room and ‘what is that strange music you're playing?’” says guitarist Steve Liesman.

Having played The Capitol Theatre stage with Phil Lesh, founding bassist for the Grateful Dead, and Melvin Seals of the Jerry Garcia Band, Stella Blue’s Band has helped ensure Port Chester’s place as the East Coast mecca of the Dead. Together, Garcia’s and Stella Blue’s Band have established a relationship that ensures the music never stops.

“Garcia's has become home for us and the staff at The Capitol and Garcia's are part of our music family. I like to call it the Mothership. It’s been an amazing 5-year run” adds vocalist Marc Loponte.

Tickets are $15 advance and $20 day of show and can be purchased by calling Ticketfly at (877) 987-6487, ordering online at, 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 Stella Blue’s Band

Stella Blue's Band has been lighting up the New York area with the music of the Grateful Dead for nearly a decade. Stella features dynamic jams with lots of improvisation, seeking to fulfill the musical magic that the Dead achieved. They play tunes from all stages of the Dead's 30-year run, capturing the unique sound and adventurous spirit of the music. With love and reverence for the music, they recreate that special feeling and community unique to Grateful Dead Shows.

Individually or as a band, we've played with Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Melvin Seals, Jeff Chimenti, Joe Russo, John Kadlecik and many others.