Widespread Panic kicked off a three-night Florida run at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Friday night, and the band nodded to the recent birthday of late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia by covering a couple of Dead tunes, including one they hadn’t played in years.
Last night’s first set, which featured a cover of Curtis Mayfield’s classic “Pusherman,” closed out with Panic’s rendition of early Dead cut “Cream Puff War. Set two kept the night going with Panic staples like “Tall Boy,” “Driving Song” and “Climb to Safety,” before the group returned to the stage for a two-song encore that rounded out with Panic’s first cover of the Dead’s “New Speedway Boogie” since March 2015.
Check out the full setlist below, along with fan-shot video of the night’s closer. Widespread Panic return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre stage tonight for round two of three.
St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
Set I: Papa’s Home, Don’t Be Denied, Rock, Henry Parsons Died, Chilly Water, Happy > Pusherman > Travelin’ Light, Cream Puff War
Set II: Walk On, Hatfield, Cotton Was King, Tall Boy, Pigeons, Junior > Driving Song > Blue Indian > Driving Song, Climb To Safety
Enc: Heaven, New Speedway Boogie*
Notes: * last time played 3/28/15