As any Dave Matthews Band fan will tell you, the band’s September 24th, 2003 performance on the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park will go down in DMB lore as one of the band’s benchmark moments. The concert, which benefited music programs in New York City schools, was recorded and released as a live album, The Central Park Concert, and then as a live DVD. Today, for the first time ever, it can be watched on the band’s YouTube channel for free.
Joined by 85,000 strong, the Central Park concert features some of the strongest material out of the DMB cannon, including a crushing “Don’t Drink The Water” opener, the classic combo of “Dancing Nancies” > “Warehouse” as well as an explosive, set-closing cover of Bob Dylan‘s “All Along The Watchtower”. Matthews & Co. were also joined by a very special guest, Warren Haynes, who sat in on Neil Young’s “Cortez The Killer” (a rare cover at the time) as well as DMB’s “Jimi Thing.”
Watch and listen to Dave Matthews Band’s The Central Park Concert in its entirety here.
Setlist: Dave Matthews Band | Central Park | New York, NY | 9/24/03
Don’t Drink The Water, So Much To Say > Anyone Seen The Bridge > Too Much, Granny, Crush, When The World Ends, Dancing Nancies > Warehouse, Ants Marching, Rhyme & Reason, Two Step, Help Myself, Cortez The Killer*, Jimi Thing*, What Would You Say, Where Are You Going, The Star-Spangled Banner > All Along The Watchtower
Encore: Grey Street, What You Are, Stay (Wasting Time)
* = w/ Warren Haynes