Setlist Spoilers From Dark Star Orchestra's 2020 Drive-In Shows

Dark Star Orchestra brought the magic back into a Dead-less summer. Deadheads have been feeling the void of Dead shows this year due to the pandemic, but DSO, a Grateful Dead tribute band hailing from Chicago, brought some light back into our lives with several drive-in concerts this past month.
The latest was a three-night stint on the East Coast, with two nights taking place at the Yarmouth Drive-In in Massachusetts, and the last at Cheshire County Fairgrounds in New Hampshire. Nerd out on the setlists from these three nights with our spoilers below!
Which nights did they perform?
They played September 25-26 in Yarmouth, and September 27 in Massachusetts.
How many songs did they perform each night?
Sept 25: 21 songs
Sept 26: 19 songs
Sept 27: 17 songs
Which setlist stood out the most?
Each one was unique, but on September 26th they did a recreation of the October 28, 1979 Grateful Dead Concert at Cape Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth.
Which song did they open the concert with each night?
Sept 25: Jam into "Corrina"
Sept 26: "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo"
Sept 27: "Big Boy Pete"
Did they do encores?
Yes! Each night they did one encore, except for September 26 where they did two. See the encore songs below:
  • Night 1: "Honky Tonk Women" by Rolling Stones
  • Night 2: "U.S. Blues" and "One More Saturday Night"
  • Night 3: "Ripple"
Which other artists did they cover?
  • Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
  • Tampa Red
  • John Phillips
  • The Young Rascals
  • Merle Haggard
  • Ma' Rainey and Her Georgia Jazz Band
  • Jesse Fuller
  • Cannon's Jug Stompers
  • Bob Dylan
  • Junior Parker
  • Eric Clapton
  • King Radio
  • Johnny Otis
  • The Rolling Stones
Note: Night 1 had the most covers from different artists.
Can I see the setlists?
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Will they play another drive-in show?
Yes! Their drive-in tour will pick back up on September 29th. And to end it all in a big way, DSO will be putting on a pair of socially-distanced shows for Halloween on October 30 and 31 at Showtime At The Drive-In in Frederick, Maryland. Check out all the dates and ticket info over on their website.
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Last updated: 24 Oct 2020, 17:14 Etc/UTC