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In photos: Widespread Panic at Live Oak Bank Pavilion

WILMINGTON — A popular American rock jam band made an appearance at Wilmington’s Live Oak Bank Pavilion for the third year in a row.

READ MORE: Widespread Panic to perform 2 nights on riverfront this fall

Widespread Panic took the Riverfront stage for a two-night show Friday and Saturday with a unique take on its setlist. Its second set on Friday started with songs that went in alphabetical order, “Airplane,” “Blight,” and carried the theme into Saturday’s sets.

John “JB” Bell (guitar, vocals), Jimmy Herring (guitar), Dave Schools (bass, vocals), Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz (percussion), Duane Trucks (drums), and John “JoJo” Hermann (keyboards, vocals) have been returning to Wilmington the last two years since helping open downtown’s Riverfront Park venue in 2021.

The group has had a long-standing relationship with the Port City, often playing local clubs in the early ’90s and returning in the mid-aughts for Azalea Festival shows.

The Athens, Georgia-based band has been touring for three decades with its Southern rock blues and improvisation.

Friday night WSP kicked off with “Stop-Go,” and also played a cover of Warren Zevon’s “Lawyers, Guns and Money.”

The second set was comprised of fan favorites including “Disco,” “Holden Oversoul” and a cover of Bloodkin’s “Can’t Get High.” The group closed out the encore with a cover of Guess Who’s “No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature.”

For the hearing impaired, Edie Jackson was on stage signing with American Sign Language throughout the course of both nights.

Tom Dorgan of MoonFrog Media captured photos from the first night of WSP’s show.

Friday, Sept. 15 set list:

Set One

1. Stop-Go
2. Let It Rock
3. Greta
4. Shut Up and Drive
5. Proving Ground
6. Sewing Machine
7. Barstools and Dreamers
8. Blackout Blues
9. Lawyers Guns and Money

Set Two

1. Airplane
2. Blight
3. Can’t Get High
4. Disco
5. Entering a Black Hole Backwards
6. Flat Foot Flewzy
7. Goin’ Out West
8. Holden Oversoul
9. I Walk On Guilded Splinters
10. Jam
11. King Baby
12. Last Dance
1. May Your Glass Be Filled
2. No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature

Saturday, Sept. 16 set list:

Set one

One Arm Steve
Pigeons, Quarter Tank of Gasoline, Rebirtha
Space Wrangler, Thought Sausage, Up All Night, Vacation, Walkin’ (For Your Love) – 73 minutes

Set two

Saint Ex
You Got Yours, Zambi (I’m So Glad), Tackle Box Hero, Use Me, Fishing
Fishwater, Surprise Valley
Henry Parsons Died, I’m Not Alone, Tall Boy – 92 minutes
Blue Carousel, You Wreck Me, End of the Show

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