Last night, Widespread Panic made their return to LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, VA for a single set headlining the festival’s Friday night main stage lineup. As advertised, the band was also joined by rising Nashville singer-songwriter Margo Price for the final portion of their set.
With just one set to play for the eclectic festival crowd, Panic pulled out a string of well-worn fan favorites to begin their set, including “Tall Boy”, “Sell Sell”, “Love Tractor”, “Rebirtha”, “All Time Low”, a “Driving Song” > “Greta” > “Driving Song” sandwich (the first pairing of the two songs since 7/9/01), and more. The band also busted out “None of Us are Free” for the first time since 3/7/14 in Richmond, VA (266 shows).
After a “Drums” interlude coming out of the “Driving Song” segment, the band welcomed Price to the stage. Margo joined the fray with the Tedeschi Trucks Band horn section (comprised of Ephraim Owens, Elizabeth Lea, and Kebbi Williams) in tow for a rendition of Aretha Franklin‘s “Rock Steady”, paying homage to the recently departed Queen of Soul.
After the TTB horns made their exit, Price assisted John Bell in singing Widespread Panic’s own “Up All Night”. From there, Margo strapped on a guitar and led Panic through a rendition of her own “Four Years of Chances”. Next, Price added tambourine and traded vocals with Bell on a rendition of Tom Petty‘s “Honey Bee” before closing out the set with “Piece of My Heart”, the Erma Franklin classic popularized by the late Janis Joplin.
You can watch a selection of videos from Widespread Panic’s 2018 LOCKN’ set below:
Widespread Panic – “Tall Boy”, “Sell, Sell” > “Love Tractor” [Pro-Shot]
Widespread Panic w/ Margo Price – “Rock Steady” (Aretha Franklin), “Up All Night” (WSP), “Four Years of Chances” (Margo Price), “Honey Bee” (Tom Petty), “Piece of My Heart” (Janis Joplin) [Pro-Shot]
[Video: Relix, Margo Price]
Next up for Widespread Panic is a three-night run in Nashville, TN on August 31st, September 1st, and September 2nd. For more information, or to check out a full list of upcoming dates, head here.
You can stream all of the remaining LOCKN’ sets this weekend here.
Setlist: Widespread Panic w/ Margo Price | LOCKN’ Festival | Arrington, VA | 8/24/18
Tall Boy, Sell Sell > Love Tractor > You Got Yours, North, Rebirtha > None of Us are Free, All Time Low, Driving Song > Greta > Driving Song > Drums > Rock Steady*, Up All Night**, Four Years of Chances***, Honey Bee**, Piece of My Heart**
* w/ Margo Price (vocals, tambourine); Ephraim Owens (trumpet); Elizabeth Lea (trombone); Kebbi Williams (saxophone), ** w/ Margo Price (vocals, tambourine) , *** w/ Margo Price (vocals, guitar) [‘None of Us are Free’ LTP 3/07/14 Richmond (266 shows); ‘Rock Steady’ FTP (Aretha Franklin); ‘Four Years of Chances’ FTP (Margo Price); ‘Piece of My Heart’ FTP (Erma Franklin, but popularized by Janis Joplin)]