Like virtually every major act, Phish remains off the road for the remainder of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And like virtually every amphitheater around the world, Alpine Valley Music Theater won’t have shows this summer.
But on Tuesday, you can catch Phish’s final show at the historic East Troy Amphitheater on the group’s Facebook page and to webcast.livephish.com, starting at 7:30 p.m. central time. The band encourages viewers to donate to the Waterkeeper Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the world’s water clean.
The online broadcast is the last episode of Phish’s “Dinner and a Movie” Streaming Series which started three months ago, in the absence of live performances. In addition to showing concert films online, the group encourages fans to cook dinner and share photos of their meals using the hashtag “#phishdinnerandmovie” on social media.
The band even shared recipes from drummer Jon Fishman and tour leader Jim Hamilton for fans to try. This week’s recipe comes from Hamilton, Thai coconut yellow curry with a side of blistered shishito peppers.
The Alpine Valley show airing on Tuesday took place on July 14, 2019, the last concert of a three-night residency. The Journal Sentinel reviewed the first broadcastbut the third show was arguably the most praised of the bunch among aficionados, culminating with a 38-minute rendition of “Ruby Waves”.
And Alpine’s latest show isn’t the only one Phish shares with his fans. The band’s latest archive release is from an August 1, 1998 show in Alpine Valley, available for purchase on livephish.com.
Piet also talks concerts, local music and more on “TAP’d In” with Jordan Lee. Listen to it at 8 a.m. Thursdays on WYMS-FM (88.9), or wherever you get your podcasts.