Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds on Friday kicked off the sixth edition of their Riviera Maya destination with their first of three performances on the beach at Moon Palace Resort in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Following a daytime show by Mt. Joy at the Nizuc Pool and an opening set by The War and Treaty, Matthews and Reynolds hit the stage for a 25-song set featuring a surprise appearance by guitarist Celisse on a pair of classic covers.

Among the many highlights from the opening-night performance were new tunes “Monsters” (first time played) and “Madman’s Eyes” (a Dave & Tim debut), both of which are due to appear on Dave Matthews Band‘s forthcoming LP, Walk Around The Moon. Other notable moments included an extended outro on “The Best of What’s Around”, a “Can’t Help Falling In Love” (Elvis Presley) interpolation during “The Stone”, and a pair of flowing Reynolds solo numbers (“Chatterbox” and “Manfood”).

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At the end of the set, Celisse, who had performed a “Welcome Party” set of her own by the pool on Thursday, joined Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds on the stage to add some rock and roll edge to the acoustic proceedings with scorching electric guitar solos on Neil Young‘s “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” and Bob Dylan-penned setlist staple “All Along The Watchtower”.

Below, check out the setlist from the performance as well as selection of crowd-shot videos and photos from throughout the day via Ron Valle. Dave and Tim’s Mexican vacation continues on Saturday evening alongside additional performances by The War and Treaty and Mt. Joy.

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – “Monsters” – 2/17/23

[Video: Ansley .Snapp]

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds w/ Celisse – “Hey Hey My My (Into The Black)” (Neil Young) – 2/17/23

[Video: Fuzzy Dunlop]

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds w/ Celisse – “All Along The Watchtower” (Bob Dylan) – 2/17/23

[Video: Tiffany Chiarilli]

Setlist [via DMB Almanac]: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds | Moon Palace | Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico | 2/17/23

Set: Good Good Time, Trouble, The Best of What’s Around, The Stone, Madman’s Eyes, Satellite, Don’t Drink the Water, Busted Stuff, So Damn Lucky, Monsters [1], Funny the Way It Is, Chatterbox [2], Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin), Stay or Leave, #41, Black and Blue Bird Save Me, Manfood [2], Death on the High Seas, Lie In Our Graves, When The World Ends, Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black), All Along the Watchtower

Encore: Gravedigger, Corn Bread

[1] First time played
[2] Tim solo