Phish After-Party Series Initial Line-Up Announcement

CEG Announces Phish After-Party Series Initial Line-Up in New York City Including Medeski Martin Metzger Cline, The New Mastersounds, Ryley Walker, Pink Talking Fish & More


September 26, 2019 
(New York, NY) Phish will return to Madison Square Garden for four nights to celebrate the 2020 New Year, December 28-31, 2019. Once again, CEG Presents will host its traditional Phish Pre and After-Party series at multiple venues near Madison Square Garden.

For every ticket sold during the series, $1 will be donated to Phish’s non-profit the WaterWheel Foundation.

The initial line-up features performances at nearby venues including The Gramercy Theatre, Sony Hall, (le) poisson rouge, and Rockwood Music Hall. More shows to be announced elsewhere.

On Saturday December 28, John Medeski and Billy Martin (both from Medeski Martin and Wood) will come together with Scott Metzger (JRAD) and Nels Cline (Wilco) for the first time, for one night only, for an evening of improvisational music at Times Square’s Sony Hall.

Also on December 28, new to the Phish After-Party series is The New Motif, an eclectic jam/funk band that infuses deep grooves with impressive technical improvisation. The band will perform at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2.

On December 28 and 29, Pink Talking Fish will fuse together the music of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish, three phenomenal bands who have artistically inspired people with their mind-blowing live performances.  Pink Talking Fish is no stranger to late night shows. The band has been a part of the Phish After-Parties series for many years and have sold out previous shows.  This year, the band will perform two unique post-Phish shows with concepts and special guests to be announced at The Gramercy Theatre.

On December 30, Greenwich Village venue (le) poisson rouge will host Electric In The Village: Ryley Walker, Chris Forsyth, and more to comefor the first time during the Phish After-Party series. Guitarist/songwriter Chris Forsyth got his start in Brooklyn’s experimental circles in the early 2000’s, and as the bandleader of Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, channeled both the psychedelic jamming of the Grateful Dead and the precision of art-punk guitar acts like Television. Illinois-based fingerstyle guitarist and singer-songwriter Ryley Walker adds new flavor to the series; his music has been described as fingerstyle ballads, psychedelic waltzes, and raga-inspired blues. 

Celebrate the New Year with British groove squad The New Mastersounds. The band had previously announced a 9pm show at Gramercy Theatre, and a second show after-Phish has just been announced. The New Mastersounds have been delighting audiences with their infectious brand of funky soul-jazz since they formed in Leeds in 1999. For well more than a decade they have been a staple act of the late-night scene during New Orleans’ annual Jazz Fest. Though they have collaborated over the years with such musical luminaries as Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Corinne Bailey Rae, Art Neville, Bernard Purdie and Lou Donaldson, they are at their best on stage as a tightly-packed quartet – bass, drums, guitar and keyboards – firing scorching grooves off each other and feeding on the energy of the dancers in the front row. The band includes Eddie Roberts on guitar & tambourine, Simon Allen on drums, Pete Shand on bass guitar, and Joe Tatton on organ, piano, tambourine.

More shows to be announced. Make sure to act fast since many shows have sold out in the past. Sign up at www.phishafterparties.com for pre-sale access codes, announcements and special offers.

$1 For Every Ticket Sold During The Series Will Be Donated To Phish’s WaterWheel Foundation.

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