Big Eyed Phish headlines UPH benefit at Saratoga Auto Museum

Sick of waiting a whole year between Dave Matthews performances at SPAC? Head to the Saratoga Auto Museum this Saturday for the next best thing.

The Dave Matthews tribute band Big Eyed Phish will perform at the Auto Museum Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. to benefit the museum and Universal Preservation Hall. The performance will be in the museum’s main showroom and is described as a “party concert” by Teddy Foster of UPH.

“We think it’s going to be different and fun,” Foster says about the concert’s unconventional venue. “We work with fantastic sound engineers from SAVI in Clifton Park, so we know the music will sound great.”

Big Eyed Phish is self-described as “the only regionally touring full seven-piece Dave Matthews Tribute in the country.” Based out of Rochester, the band covers 75 songs – a blend of mega-hits, lesser-known DMB songs, and songs that Dave Matthews is known to cover.

Along with music, the evening will feature a cash bar and raffle prizes, including third-row tickets to see former Vice President Joe Biden speak at Proctors Nov. 20, and an overnight stay at the newly renovated Adelphi hotel.

“We teamed up with the Saratoga Automobile Museum because UPH is now closed and being prepped for construction,” Foster says. “We needed a place for an event, and SAM offered their space for the concert and we were thrilled to do it there.”

UPH is being transformed into a year-round performing arts and community events venue, and proceeds from the concert will go toward that restoration.

This event is the first collaboration between UPH and the Auto Museum. The two organizations will partner again Nov. 4 for a Dance Party featuring Alta Havana.

Saratoga Living magazine is sponsoring the event.

For more information, go to universalpreservationhall.org/events.

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