As per tradition, Phil Lesh hosted his 77th birthday party at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. After two nights at the Brooklyn Bowl, the original Grateful Dead bassist was joined by vocalist Joan Osborne, guitarists Stanley Jordan and John Kadlecik, keyboardist Jason Crosby, and drummer Mark Levy as “Friends” for the first of three nights at the Cap.
The night mostly celebrated the music of the Grateful Dead, with a covers of “After Midnight,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Stairway To Heaven.” The evening closed with a “Turn On Your Lovelight” > “Happy Birthday Phil” > “Turn On Your Lovelight” complete with psychedelic patterned, terrapin turtle and dancing bear birthday cake, courtesy of promoter Pete Shapiro and the rest of the Capitol Theatre staff.
Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 3/15/17
I: After Midnight, Mr. Charlie, Bertha, Broken Arrow, Sound Of Silence Jam > Jam > Eleanor Rigby Jam, What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted, Box Of Rain
II: Shakedown Street, New Speedway Boogie > The Other One > Stairway To Heaven Jam > Sugaree, Terrapin Station > I Know You Rider, Not Fade Away
Encore: Phil Thanks, Happy Birthday Phil, Phil Donor Rap, Turn On Your Lovelight > Happy Birthday Phil > Turn On Your Lovelight, Band Introductions