Last night, My Morning Jacket kicked off the third edition of their annual Mexican getaway, One Big Holiday, at Riviera Maya, Mexico’s Hard Rock Hotel. This year’s 5-day lineup boasts three shows from the Jacket as well as performances by Gary Clark Jr., The Head and the Heart, Kurt Vile & The Violators, and much more.
Day one of One Big Holiday began with an set by Brooklyn indie five-piece Lucius and ended with a late-night set from Preservation Hall Jazz Band, but the main event of the evening was My Morning Jacket’s 2017 debut, a massive headlining performance featuring Jacket classics, Jim James solo tunes, sing-along covers, and much more.
The band kicked off the performance with a cover of Woody Guthrie‘s “This Land Is Your Land” featuring members of Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Lucius. My Morning Jacket welcomed the Lucius singers again for “Golden” (off 2003’s It Still Moves), which led into a Beatles mashup, as James sang the lyrics to “Here Comes The Sun” over “Golden”‘s instrumentals.
The sit-ins would not stop there. The Lucius girls joined the band again a few songs later for a rousing run through Pink Floyd classic “Wish You Were Here” before members of PHJB once again joined the party for a collaborative “Purple Rain.” Finally, the guests joined the band one last time for the final song of their encore, Bob Dylan‘s “Like A Rolling Stone.” You can watch a selection of fan-shot videos from the night one performance below, via YouTube user Steve Belinski:
“Golden”/”Here Comes The Sun”:
“Spring (Among the Living)”:
“Bermuda Highway” (encore opener/Jim James thanks audience):
One Big Holiday continues today with a beach-front Super Bowl party as well as sets from Preservation Hall Jazz Band, MMJ and more. For a complete schedule of performances, visit the event’s website.
[Cover photo – Josh Timmermans]
[h/t – JamBase]