Photo by Josh Timmermans via WSP on IG

Widespread Panic kicked off their summer tour on Friday night, paying tribute to the late, great Dr. John with teases of the NOLA legend’s “Such A Night” within live favorite “Greta.”

The party continued at Brandon Amphitheater on Saturday night, with WSP opening the first half with “Stop-Go” (which was teased the previous night in “Cotton Was King”).

Later in set one, the band appropriately revived their Ball track “Thin Air (Smells Like Mississippi),” nodding to Brandon Amphitheater’s location. The tune hadn’t been performed by the band since June 27, 2014 at Red Rocks, with a show gap of 270.

Saturday’s second set went jam-heavy with an opening “Junior”> “Ribs and Whiskey” segue and a standout “Surprise Valley”> “Airplane”> “Drums” segment. Widespread Panic closed the show with “Last Dance,” before encoring with “Nobody’s Loss” and “You Wreck Me.”

WSP’s next gigs will be their traditional three-night outing at Red Rocks, scheduled for June 28-30.

Listen to Saturday’s show via PanicStream here.

Check out each night’s full setlist, as it appears in our Box Scores section, below:

Widespread Panic
June 7, 2019
Brandon Amphitheater, Brandon, MS

Set I: Little Kin, Weak Brain Narrow Mind, Pleas > Greta > Cotton Was King, Time Zones, Hope In A Hopeless World, Me and the Devil Blues, Makes Sense To Me

Set II: It Ain’t No Use, Papa’s Home > Old Neighborhood > 1 x 1 > Climb To Safety, Diner > Party At Your Mama’s House > Stop Breakin’ Down Blues, Holden Oversoul

Enc: Chainsaw City*

Notes: *with Steve Lopez on percussion


Widespread Panic
June 8, 2019
Brandon Amphitheater, Brandon, MS

Set I: Stop-Go, And It Stoned Me, All Time Low, Hatfield, Papa Johnny Road, Sundown Betty, Who Do You Belong To?, Can’t Get High, Thin Air (Smells Like Mississippi)*, Imitation Leather Shoes

 Set II: Junior > Ribs and Whiskey, Honky Red, Surprise Valley > Airplane > Drums, Bust It Big, Last Dance

Enc: Nobody’s Loss, You Wreck Me

Notes: *Last time played 6/27/14