Phil Lesh & Friends are bringing their long strange trip to New York City on Wednesday, May 28th and Saturday, May 31st as they take the stage at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield. Having played many shows in the area over the past couple of months, Phil Lesh will be playing his first shows in the park. The friends for these two shows are a great mix of past friends rolled into what should be an amazing band. Joining Phil will be Warren Haynes, John Scofield, John Medeski, and Joe Russo. This is one of the stronger lineups in recent memory for Phil.
Tickets for the shows have sold out, but there are still tickets available for his shows on Thursday and Friday at The Capitol Theatre with a different lineup of friends. Phil Lesh’s deal with Peter Shapiro have lets New Yorkers reap the rewards, continuously getting chances at seeing the 74 year old bass player with varying lineups at venues with a mix of sizes. These are being billed as the last shows in the area until the fall, so if you can make it to this run of shows, don’t think twice about it, just hop on board the train.