Ghosts of the Forest with Trey Anastasio & Jon Fishman (Phish), Jen Hartswick, Ray Paczkowski, and Others Coming to The Anthem

By Jason Herman / January 22, 2019
Ghosts Of The Forest

On December 11th, 2018, Trey Anastasio, Phish's frontman, announced he was creating a new side project - Ghosts of the Forest. This new formation will perform nine times in April 2019. Because of high ticket demand and a faithful following throughout the United States, the tour was extended to include two West Coast tour dates from the original seven dates.

This band features several familiar faces that are easily recognizable in the Phish landscape and constellation of stars in the Phish universe.

Joining Anastasio is Jon Fishman (of Phish on Drums), Tony Markellis (of the Trey Anastasio Band on Bass), Ray "The Milkman" Paczkowski (of the Trey Anastasio Band on Keyboards), and two powerhouse vocalists Jennifer Hartswick (the Trey Anastasio Band) and Celisse Henderson

As of the time of this article, if you want to see this band perform anywhere on the East Coast, you will have to buy tickets for their Anthem performance in Washington DC on April 6. While this indoor venue has a huge capacity of 6500 individuals, tickets for reserved seats have already sold out, and we expect the show to sell out.

Trey Anastasio

If anyone on the East Coast who does not have tickets to this event yet and wants to hear Anastasio's piercing Languedoc guitar, perfectly delivered bass lines of "The Milkman" Paczkowski, incredibly layered texture of Fishman's drumming, and jaw-dropping vocals of Hartswick, you are going to have to come down to The Anthem at the District Wharf and see this band.

A portion of every ticket sold at The Anthem will benefit the Seven Below Fund, part of the Vermont Community Foundation.

DC Music Review can say with full confidence that we expect tickets to this performance to sell out. Please purchase tickets before they are gone and you miss this memorable nine-performance run.

Performance Details

Performance Details



Saturday, April 6, 2019

Doors: 6:30 PM

Show: 8:00 PM

The Anthem


901 Wharf Street SW

Washington, DC 20024

(Google Maps Link)

$75 - Reserved Seats are SOLD OUT

$49.50 - General Admission

About the author

Jason Herman

A 24x7 member and Photo Editor of DC Music Review. Jason has been passionate about music since his earliest days and is especially excited about the music scene around his adopted hometown, Washington DC. With over 35 Grateful Dead and 80+ Phish shows, and countless music festivals under his belt, you can find him at concerts around the country but especially in his adopted hometown of Washington, D.C. Before turning his lens to music, Jason followed professional cyclists around the U.S. Domestic Circuit to the tallest mountains in Europe.