On Saturday, September 8th, Tedeschi Trucks Band hopped on Willie Nelson‘s traveling Outlaw Music Festival for their first of five dates with the tour. The band arrived at the first day of their Outlaw stint in mid-season form, having just finished up a busy summer headlining their 2018 “Wheels of Soul” tour with The Marcus King Band and Drive-By Truckers and a big weekend at LOCKN’ Festival. At the rainy Hershey stop, in addition to Willie Nelson and Tedeschi Trucks Band, the day’s festivities included performances by Sturgill Simpson, Van Morrison, Particle Kid, and Willie’s son, Lukas Nelson, with his band, Promise of the Real.
Tedeschi Trucks made a big showing on their first night with the Outlaw festival. In addition to delivering their own powerful set, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi joined Willie for the last two numbers of his set, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” and “I’ll Fly Away”. Willie’s set also saw him welcome his son, Lukas, for a rendition of “Texas Flood”, written by Larry Davis and Joseph Wade Scott and popularized by the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Outlaw Music Festival continues today in Toronto with Willie, Tedeschi Trucks, Sturgill Simpson, and Terra Lightfoot. For a full schedule of upcoming Outlaw Music Festival stops and artists, head here.
Below, you can watch videos of Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sturgill Simpson, Van Morrison and more from Outlaw Music Festival’s Hershey, PA stop via Sean Roche.
Sturgill Simpson – “The Promise” [When In Rome cover]
Sturgill Simpson – “Call to Arms” > “The Motivator”
Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Laugh About It”
Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Show Me” [Joe Tex cover]
Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Midnight In Harlem”
Van Morrison – “Baby Please Don’t Go”
Van Morrison – “Warm Love”
Van Morrison – “Ballerina”
Van Morrison – “Brown Eyed Girl”
Setlist: Sturgill Simpson | Hersheypark Stadium | Hershey, PA | 9/8/18
Set: Welcome to Earth, It Ain’t All Flowers, The Promise, Breakers Roar, Brace for Impact, You Don’t Miss Your Water, Some Days, Turtles All the Way Down, Keep It Between the Lines, All Around You, Going Down, Call to Arms
Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Hersheypark Stadium | Hershey, PA | 9/8/18
Set: Laugh About It, High & Mighty, Show Me, Down in the Flood, Don’t Know What It Means, Night Time Is The Right Time, Going, Going, Gone, Let Me Get By, Midnight In Harlem, How Blue Can You Get?, Part of Me, Shame, Space Captain
Setlist: Van Morrison | Hersheypark Stadium | Hershey, PA | 9/8/18
Set: The Way Young Lovers Do, Sweet Thing, Benediction, Magic Time, Baby Please Don’t Go / Don’t Start Crying Now / Here Comes the Night, How Far From God, Days Like This, Moondance, Have I Told You Lately, Carrying a Torch, Wonderful Remark, Warm Love, Vanlose Stairway, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Wild Night, Broken Record, Ballerina, Did Ye Get Healed?, Brown Eyed Girl, Gloria
Setlist: Willie Nelson | Hersheypark Stadium | Hershey, PA | 9/8/18
Set: Whiskey River, Still Is Still Moving to Me, Good Hearted Woman, Down Yonder, Texas Flood*,Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, It’s All Going to Pot, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, Still Not Dead, On the Road Again, Always on My Mind, I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train, Jambalaya (On the Bayou), Hey Good Lookin’, Move It On Over, Nuages, Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, Twelfth Street Rag, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?^, I’ll Fly Away^
*with Lukas Nelson
^with Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks