American Beauty Has Your Phish 'Baker's Dozen' Parties Covered July 21, 2017 16:07

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As we all gear up for Phish's 'Baker's Dozen' run at Madison Square Garden, it's essential to know of your best options for both before and after the shows. While the options are nearly endless in New York City, very few will offer the convenience and caliber of talent that American Beauty has line up. First off, the multi-room venue is literally one block away from The Garden. More importantly, you will be setting yourself up to catch a variety of established national acts, as well as many of the hottest up-and-comers from across the country. Oh yeah, they serve a slice of free pizza with every drink purchased.

Their line-up of bands is impressive, and includes scene favorites like The WerksElectric BeethovenZach Deputylespecial, as well as rising bands like West End Blend, 13-year old Brandon “Taz” Niederauer’s bandMister FAtlas Road Crew, Maradeen. Plus there will be special one-night only collaborations of amazing musicians such as the J-Dilla tribute featuring Borham Lee (Break Science), Daru Jones (Jack White), Maurice ‘Mobetta’ Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Nate Edgar (Nth Power) & other very special guests.

In addition to the amazing line-up of shows, American Beauty has unique and fun activities planned for the entire 13 night run:   

  • The Jerry Lounge -- a hang out space on the second floor, designed to replicate the lot scene from outdoor Phish shows. Entry is free, and the lounge will feature vendors curated by PhanArt, a Grateful Dead DJ, grilled cheese, and other entertainment.
  • Free personal pizza served with each drink purchased, and an affordable and diverse craft beer & cocktail selection that’s otherwise impossible to find in Midtown Manhattan.
  • Phish and Grateful Dead Trivia Night --  held on the two off-night Mondays (7/24 & 7/31), the jam band trivia is especially perfect for out-of-town Phriends in NYC for the run and looking for affordable and fun things to do.
  • Grateful Dead Related Shows & Jerry’s Birthday Celebration Shows -- A number of post and pre shows will focus on the Grateful Dead’s music, and all shows on August 1st will celebrate the life of Jerry Garcia. (Full details below).  

Named after the Grateful Dead’s 1970 studio album, American Beauty has made a serious connection with the jam band community over the fourteen months it’s been open. The bands booked for the pre & post show run resonate with the scene, and with the venue’s proximity to Madison Square Garden, affordability, and general chill vibe -- oh and free pizza! -- it’s a refuge in Midtown for fans looking for something to do before and after Phish. 

American Beauty Show Schedule:
7/21 After-Party: The Werks
7/22 After-Party: The Werks
7/23 Pre-Party: Polyvamp & Dorsia
7/23 After-Party: West End Blend & DJ Logic
7/25 Pre-Party: The Mallet Brothers Band
7/25 After-Party: John Kadlecik Band
7/26 Pre-Party: Escaper
7/26 After-Party: John Kadlecik Band
7/28 Pre-Party: Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band
7/28 After-Party: Big Mean Sound Machine
7/29 Pre-Party: PhanArt art show with Space Carnival
7/29 After-Party: J-Dilla Tribute ft. Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights Live Band), Daru Jones (Jack White), Maurice ‘Mobetta’ Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Nate Edgar (Nth Power) & Very Special Guests
7/30 Pre-Party: Wig & Bee
7/30 After-Party: ShwiKus Play P-Funk  (downstairs)
7/30 After-Party: lespecial (upstairs)
8/1  Pre-Party: Jerry’s Birthday Jam: Half Step
8/1 After-Party: Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven - Celebrate Jerry’s Birthday
8/2 Pre-Party: Mister F & Of Clocks and Clouds
8/2 After-Party: Zach Deputy
8/4 Pre-Party: Maradeen
8/4 After-Party: Atlas Road Crew
8/5 Pre-Party: Yellow Dubmarine
8/5 After-Party: Midnight Bluegrass (Members of Yonder Mountain + more)
8/6 Pre-Party: Grateful Dead Pizza Party with Steve Urban, Josh Kates, Ray Kairy & more
8/6 After-Party: Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven

All Pre-Parties are 3pm Doors, 4pm Show
All Post-Parties are 11:30 Doors, 11:55 Show
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