GLENS FALLS -- Glens Falls Mayor John “Jack” Diamond hopes a healthy portion of culinary creativity will stir up rave reviews of downtown hospitality when the jam-band Phish performs at the Glens Falls Civic Center this fall.
Diamond said city officials are working with downtown Glens Falls restaurant owners to plan a promotion the week of the Oct. 23 concert featuring “Phish” specials.
About 7,500 tickets to the show have already sold out.
Chefs would come up with recipes that include fish as an ingredient — a play on the band’s name — or could be made from any other ingredients that would be popular with Phish fans.
The goal is to make the band’s fans feel welcome in Glens Falls, and hopefully generate publicity that would get back to members of the band, Diamond said.
“We certainly are going to put our best foot forward,” he said during an interview Monday at City Hall.
Phish last performed at the Civic Center in 1994, in a Halloween night concert that lasted more than five hours.
— Maury Thompson