Phish Announces Clifford Ball ‘Dinner And A Movie’ Thanksgiving Weekend Broadcasts

Phish Announces Clifford Ball ‘Dinner And A Movie’ Thanksgiving Weekend Broadcasts

Phish “Dinner And A Movie” returns for Thanksgiving weekend livestream broadcasts in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Clifford Ball, a two-day festival held at Plattsburgh Air Force Base in Plattsburgh, New York on August 16 and 17, 1996. The quartet’s three sets from August 16 air this Friday, November 26 starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT with Phish’s three sets from August 17 to begin at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT this Saturday, November 27.

Both “Dinner And A Movie” live archival video broadcasts can be viewed via or through the band’s YouTube channel below. While the shows will air for free, those tuning in are encouraged to donate to Meals On Wheels of America. Contributions made to The WaterWheel Foundation will benefit an organization, “focused on keeping older Americans safe and nourished in communities across the country.”

Phish’s announcement was accompanied by recipes from Betty Frost. The “Longtime Phish Staffer” shared recipes for Leftover Turkey Meatballs in a Thai Coconut Curry broth, Chocolate Dipped Coconut Balls and a Kale Caesar salad with Roasted Squash and Rosemary Focaccia. Head here for the recipes designed to utilize Thanksgiving leftovers.

Clifford Ball was the first major festival organized by Phish. The event drew approximately 70,000 fans to upstate New York and served as a prototype for many festivals that followed including Bonnaroo. “There’s no underplaying the significance that Phish had, as a band and as an organization, in the direct development of Bonnaroo,” the Manchester, Tennessee-based festival’s co-founder Rick Farman told The Tennessean in 2019 interview.

Watch both shows this weekend and check out the setlists below: