Saturday, June 15, 2024

In Photos: Grace Potter at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

Grace Potter and a three-piece band performed at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater Memorial Day weekend. (MoonFrog Media/Tom Dorgan)

WILMINGTON — It was a steamy night of electric heat when Grace Potter returned to the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater stage for the first time since 2009 (she did perform at Wilson Center five or so years ago).

This time around she was without the Nocturnals — her band which broke up years ago. Still, she packed a punch with powerful blues and high-rock energy.

Potter performed from her four-album catalog, including 11 Nocturnals tunes, along with tracks from 2015’s “Midnight” and 2019’s Grammy-nominated “Daylight.” She also covered Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind.”

“She easily commanded the crowd’s undivided attention,” said photographer Tom Dorgan, who was at the show capturing shots for Port City Daily.

The openers, local act Justin Cody Fox Band, also brought their own fanbase. Dorgan said a good amount of people were there pre-Potter in support.

“I didn’t realize how rockin’ his band was until I finally saw him live,” Dorgan said.

Below is the setlist and photos by Tom Dorgan of MoonFrog Media.

  • Nothing but the Water (I) (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals song) (Partial Acapella)
  • Medicine (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals song)
  • Ah Mary (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals song)
  • Empty Heart
  • Treat Me Right (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals song)
  • Apologies (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals song)
  • Every Heartbeat
  • Loneliest Soul (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals song)
  • Never Go Back (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals song)
  • I’d Rather Go Blind (Etta James cover)
  • Low
  • Desire
  • Turntable (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals song)
  • Stars (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals song)
  • Nothing but the Water (I & II) (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals song)


  • The Lion the Beast the Beat (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals song)
  • Paris (Ooh La La)(Grace Potter & the Nocturnals song)

Justin Cody Fox Band

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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