CEG Adds Five Additional Shows to Its Phish (Pre &) After-Party Lineup

As previously announced, CEG Presents will host its traditional series of Phish Pre and After-Parties at multiple NYC venues near Madison Square Garden during Phish’s 4-night run from December 28th – 31st. The series has five new additions to its lineup including the “Funkiest All-Star Tribute In Show Business” The James Brown Dance Party who will perform a NYE-late night with long-time James Brown drummer Clyde Stubblefield, plus a very rare appearance of old-school sometimes Phish horn section The Giant Country Horns featuring Dave Grippo, Carl GerhardRussel Remington and more; hybrid tribute fusion act Pink Talking Fish performing Pink Floyd Album “Animals” in its entirety while intertwining Animal-themed songs by Phish & The Talking Heads; New York’s premier Grateful Dead cover outfit Stella Blue’s Band doing a NYE pre-party; meteoric death-funk dance trio lespecial; and a heartfelt tribute to the late David Bowie by Hayley Jane & The Primates. This wave of additions will complement the initial lineup comprised of Grammy Award winning jazz outfit Snarky Puppy, VT stalwarts Dead Sessions, up-and-coming southern rockers Marcus King Band, Thankful For Amy, an Amy Winehouse tribute performed by Elise Testone and special guests, and interpretive classical pianist Holly Bowling. Stay tuned in coming weeks for additional band announcements!

All announced shows are on on sale and tickets can be purchased at —> www.phishafterparties.com <—

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Full Phish Pre & After-Party Lineup To Date

CEG Presents / Phish After-Party
Show: Thankful For Amy: An All-Star Tribute to Amy Winehouse ft. Elise Testone & very special guests TBA
Date: Wednesday December 28th, 2016
Time: 11:00pm Doors 11:55pm Show
Venue: The Cutting Room
Ticket Price: $15 Advance $20 Day Of Show
More Info: In the wake of her appearance on American Idol, Elise Testone has toured extensively performing original music with her own band as well as participating in a number of successful collaborations, including the James Brown Dance Party. Testone has also appeared on such popular TV programs as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Live with Kelly, Access Hollywood, Good Day New York, and Good Morning America. Testone’s original music has drawn comparisons to legends including Ella Fitzgerald, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, James Brown and Lauryn Hill.

CEG Presents/ Phish After-Party
Show: Hayley Jane and the Primates Do Bowie
Date: Wednesday December 28th, 2016
Time: 11:00pm Doors 11:55pm Show
Venue: Lucille’s at B.B. King’s Blues Club
Ticket Price: $12 Advance $15 Day Of Show
More Info: Hayley Jane and the Primates deliver a rich, genre-bending sound with a tantalizing live performance. Winners of the New England Music Awards’ Roots/Americana act of the year, The Primates have created a serious buzz in the music world. Their music draws inspiration from many styles including early rock and pop; old musical theater; folkadelic, bluegrass and country; along with blues, soul and reggae.

CEG Presents/ Phish Pre-Party & After-Party
Show: Dead Sessions
Date: Thursday December 29th, 2016
Time: Pre-Phish 3:00pm Doors 4:00pm Show
After-Phish 11pm Doors 11:55pm Show
Venue: American Beauty
Ticket Price: $20 Advance $25 Day of Show
More Info: The music of The Grateful Dead transcends time, age and space. Their high energy, soul touching jams and family like environment was a core part of the counter-culture experience. Over the past 16 years Dead Sessions has grown to become one of the favorite Grateful Dead experiences in the Northeast. Playing since 1998, the collective is known for their authentic but unique renditions of Grateful Dead classics, thick with heartfelt jams that make the most jaded Deadhead rejoice. Dead Sessions is composed of a rotating cast of musicians throughout the country, but the roots of origin are easily traced to the Green Mountain State. With an unmasked joy that pours off the stage and blurs any boundaries with their audience, the Sessions are beloved from both the casual fan to the dedicated Terrapin warrior. Dead Sessions have included members of Trey Anastasio Band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Grippo Funk Band, Assembly of Dust, Raq, Gordon Stone, Doug Perkins, Turkey Bouillon Mafia, Seth Yacovone Band, Liquid Dead and more. Special guests have ranged from your neighbor “down the farm” to Mike Gordon of Phish.

CEG Presents/ Phish After-Party
Show: lespecial
Date: Thursday December 29th, 2016
Time: 11:30pm Doors 11:55pm Show
Venue: DROM
Ticket Price: $12 Advance $15 Day of Show / $30 VIP Seat
More Info: Born in the woods of Connecticut and raised in the wilds of Boston, lespecial has established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. The aggressive death-funk dance trio explodes with energetic live sets, tapping into a primitive past distorted through the lens of contemporary technology. Their debut full length album “Omnisquid” captures the band (at their heaviest) interweaving dark, heavy, polyrhythmic grooves with head bobbing electronic synths and samplers augmented with fierce, precise musicianship, creating an apocalyptic backdrop for the sci-fi storyline.

CEG Presents/ Phish After-Party
Show: The Marcus King Band
Date: Friday, December 30th, 2016
Time: 11:00pm Doors 11:55pm Show
Venue: The Cutting Room
Ticket Price: $15 Advance $20 Day of Show
More Info: Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader. At only 20 years of age, Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is evident throughout The Marcus King Band, the young phenom’s 2nd full-length LP and first for Fantasy Records. Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls, “soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock,” the album highlights King’s gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting all amidst a group of masterful musicians who, together, are quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts.

CEG Presents/ Phish After-Party
Show: Pink Talking Fish: Animals
Performing the Pink Floyd album “Animals” in its entirety while intertwining Animal- themed songs by Phish & The Talking Heads throughout the album tracks.
Date: Friday, December 30th, 2016
Time: 11:00pm Doors 11:55pm Show
Venue: Gramercy Theatre
Ticket Price: $23.50 Advance $25 Day of Show
More Info: Pink Talking Fish is a hybrid tribute fusion act that takes the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music. Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands, they are phenomenons. Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. Pink Talking Fish features Eric Gould on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar. This is a band created by musicians who love the music of these acts. Its purpose is to heighten people’s passion for this music by creating something fresh and exciting for fans.

CEG Presents / Phish Pre-Party
Show: Holly Bowling
Date: Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Time: 3:00pm Doors 4:00pm Show
Venue: The Cutting Room
Ticket Price: $15 Advance $20 Day Of Show
More Info: Holly Bowling is a classically trained pianist who began playing piano at the age of five. There’s one major distinction, however, that separates her from other similarly studied musicians. That is Holly’s devotion to the legendary rock band Phish. Having attended over 300 shows by the Burlington-based quartet, she became obsessed by their famous rendition of “Tweezer” from Lake Tahoe on July 31, 2013. It led Holly to transcribe this 37-minute improvisational masterpiece note-for- note and arrange it for solo piano. The process, both painstaking and fulfilling, inspired her to transform other Phish songs and well-known live jams into solo piano interpretations. Using classical piano technique to reinterpret these jam band luminaries, Holly’s live performances infuse new with old, tradition with surreal, and creates a concert experience like nothing else in the music world.

CEG Presents / Phish Pre-Party
Show: Stella Blue’s Band
Date: Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Time: 3:00pm Doors 4:00pm Show
Venue: American Beauty
Ticket Price: $15
More Info: Stella Blue’s Band was founded in 2009 to recreate the experience of being at a Grateful Dead show. They were the first band chosen for residency at the Garcia’s Bar at the Capitol Theater in Portchester, NY. Garcia’s has become the band’s home base, and regularly hosts Stella Weekends and DeadCenter residencies at the East Coast capitol of the Deadhead world. Stella has opened for Santana at Greenwich Town Party, and was a featured band at TheCapToTheCopa series of Furthur after shows at The Cap.

CEG Presents / A NYE Late-Night Phish After-Party
Show: James Brown Dance Party: The Funkiest All-Star Tribute In Show Business feat. Clyde Stubblefield of The James Brown Band, The Giant Country Horns, Elise Testone & more
Date: Saturday, December 31st, 2016 NYE Late-Night
Time: 1:30am Doors 2:00am Show (Technically early morning Jan. 1, 2017.)
Venue: Gramercy Theatre
Ticket Price: $35 Advance $40 Day of Show
More Info: The James Brown Dance Party is a rotating All-Star cast of musicians that keeps the amazing music of James Brown alive and well by combining the old school players that shared the stage with James Brown with more contemporary musicians. Led by The Chase Brothers, The James Brown Dance Party has included members of The James Brown Band, Bootsy Collins Band, The JB’s, Snarky Puppy, Trombone Shorty, Trey Anastasio Band, Galactic, Lettuce, SNL Band, Victor Wooten Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sly And The Family Stone, Meghan Trainer Band, Jazz Is PHSH, and more!
The NYE lineup consists of Clyde Stubblefield of The James Brown Band, The Giant Country Horns (Dave Grippo, Carl Gerhard, Russel Remington), Elise Testone, Maurice Brown (Tedeschi Trucks), Adam & Matt Chase (Jazz is PHSH), Morgan Price (Charles Bradley), Matt Harnett (Lauryn Hill) & more to be announced.

CEG Presents / A NYE Late-Night Phish After-Party
Show: Snarky Puppy
Date: Saturday, December 31st, 2016
Time: 1:00am Doors 2:00am Show (Technically early morning Jan. 1, 2017.)
Venue: Irving Plaza
Ticket Price: $35 GA + Premium Options
More Info: Snarky Puppy seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical- or most carefree- audience. The convergence of musicians from white and black America, has naturally established a system of balance that instantly draws listeners to the music- raw funk and sensitive dynamics, relentless pocket and lyrical melodicism, lush harmony and soulful simplicity, and a delicate mixture of composition and improvisation.

(Snarky Puppy will also perform 8pm shows on 12/30 and 12/31 at Irving Plaza.)

All announced shows are currently on sale. Tickets & info at www.phishafterparties.com and www.cegpresents.com
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