After spending two glorious nights in Asheville, The String Cheese Incident brought their summer tour to the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA for an all out party last night. The first of the two night Atlanta run was on point, as the band opened up with a “Close Your Eyes” that jammed its way into Flatts & Scruggs’ “Doin’ My Time” to get the show rolling.
The jams continued throughout the night, including lengthy versions of “Betray The Dark,” “Xai Xai,” “Rhythm of the Road,” and the set closer “Stop, Drop, Roll.” It was only more of the same heat in the second frame, with a great “Bumpin’ Reel” to kick things off. Almost every song in the second set clocked in past 10 minutes, including “Dirk,” “Windy Mountain” > “Freedom Jazz Dance,” a great jammed out “Shine” that went into Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For The Devil,” and a set-closing “Rosie.”
For their encore, the band welcomed out banjoist Tony Furtado to join them on a great “Restless Wind” to close the night! Listen to full audio from the show, courtesy of taper Dillon Fries.
Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA – 7/3/16
Set 1: Close Your Eyes > Doin’ My Time, Betray The Dark, Xai Xai, Rhythm of the Road > Stop, Drop, Roll
Set 2: Bumpin’ Reel, Dirk, Windy Mountain > Freedom Jazz Dance, Shine > Sympathy For The Devil > Rosie
Encore: Restless Wind1
1 with Tony Furtado
[Setlist via FriendsOfCheese.com/Photo via SCI Instagram]