The String Cheese Incident returned to Dillon Amphitheater in Colorado to kick off a five-night run of Rocky Mountain concerts. Though the start of the show was delayed by lightning, dedicated fans waited out the storm and were rewarded with a memorable performance.

With this marking only The String Cheese Incident’s second concert since beginning an ill-timed hiatus on 12/1/19, the band appropriately opened with “Can’t Wait Another Day” as the Colorado-bred genre-benders were eager to return music to our lives. The following “Give Me The Love” bled into “Outside Inside” before a solid run of “Look At Where We Are” and Bob Marley‘s “Could You Be Loved” cultivated a chilled-out mood for set one. The “Dirk” that followed kicked off a nice movement that traveled through a “Love Is Like A Train” jam and ended up in “Rivertrance” to close the set.

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Returning for set two, SCI opened up with “Sometimes A River” ahead of an appropriately spaced-out “MLT”. “Banghra Saanj” kept set two moving right along before a bluegrass breakdown of “Midnight Moonlight” and “Purple Strains”. To close out set two, String Cheese Incident paired up “Water” with a wild “Howard” before stepping off for an encore break. Returning to the stage, The String Cheese Incident wrapped up the show with “Nothing But Flowers”.

Check out a gallery of images from night one of The String Cheese Incident at Dillon Amphitheater in Dillon, CO on Tuesday courtesy of photographer David Gray.

Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | Dillon Amphitheater | Dillon, CO | 7/13/21

Set One (7:04-8:19): Can’t Wait Another Day, Give Me the Love > Outside Inside, Look At Where We Are, Could You Be Loved, Dirk > is Sorta Like a Train Jam > Rivertrance

Set Two (8:54-10:16): Sometimes a River, MLT, Banghra Saanj, Midnight Moonlight, Purple Strains, Water > Howard

Encore: Nothing But Flowers