Tom Hamilton and Leslie Mendelson at Garcia's

Article Contributed by The Capitol Theater | Published on Friday, October 20, 2017

Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre is proud to host a night of acoustic, folk, and good vibes featuring Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, American Babies), and special guest Leslie Mendelson on Thursday, November 16.

Tom Hamilton Acoustic is a project of American Babies and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead guitarist Tom Hamilton, who, with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, recently performed a six-night, sold-out run at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York. American Babies released their latest full length, An Epic Battle between Light and Dark in 2016. Hamilton’s acoustic performances have been described as “intimate, yet dynamic and psychedelic as well.”

Support will be provided by singer-songwriter Leslie Mendelson. Leslie is coming off the release of her first full length album since 2009’s Grammy-nominated debut, Swan Feathers. The album, Love & Murder, features a collaboration with Grateful Dead founder Bob Weir, and was called “one of the best records of 2017” by Glide Magazine.

Tickets are $10/Advance and $15/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 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."