Widespread Panic completed their three-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the absolute best way possible. After three nights of deep-digging through their extensive catalogue, the band returned for their final encore on Sunday night sporting “Grease” t-shirts in honor of their fallen friend Col. Bruce Hampton. The triple encore opened with Ain’t Life Grand‘s “Jack,” then featured a Col. Bruce Hampton staple “I’m So Glad,” which had not been played by Widespread Panic since 7/8/03, and closed with a cover of Blind Faith‘s “Can’t Find My Way Home.”Of course, many members of Widespread Panic were present during Col. Bruce Hampton’s 70th birthday celebration at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, when he collapsed on the stage and passed away. It’s become the norm to celebrate the “Godfather of Jam” in live performances since, especially by those who were there for the legendary occasion — but in true Widespread Panic fashion, it took them some time, as their previous festival appearances were just too soon after the unexpected death. Sunday night’s tribute proved exactly why.Jimmy Herring Talks New Band, This Year’s Losses, And The Unknown Future Of PanicIn honor of the Hampton Grease Band, the entire Widespread Panic crew wore the shirts. Photograph by Josh Timmermans of Noble Visions on WSP Facebook.Earlier in the evening, the show was highlighted by “Gelleon” in the first set, which had not been played since 7/21/01, and an Allman Brothers Band‘s “Mountain Jam” tease during “Rebirtha.” During the second set, Panic brought back “E on a G,” which had not been played since 11/16/01.Watch “I’m So Glad,” as recorded by MrTopdogger:Enjoy the first-set opener, “A of D,” below, courtesy of nugs.tv:You can also watch the second-set opener, “Greta,” below:Setlist: Widespread Panic | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 6/26/17I: A of D, Tall Boy, Shut Up And Drive > You Got Yours, Galleon*, Airplane > Take Off Jam > Rebirtha (with Mountain Jam tease) > Wondering, Good People, NorthII: Greta > All Time Low, Can’t Get High, Conrad, Saint Ex, Driving Song > Papa’s Home > Goin’ Out West > Pilgrims > Driving Song, Last Dance > E on a G^^ > Last DanceE: Jack, I’m So Glad^^^, Can’t Find My Way HomeNotes:*Last time played 7/21/01^with Mountain Jam tease^^Last time played 11/16/01^^^Last time played 7/8/03[Cover photo by Josh Timmermans on WSP Facebook]
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – The Deery Brothers Summer Series returns to a very familiar venue for its 31st opening night and ends with a Month of More Money in September.Touring IMCA Late Models start their 2017 campaign on Saturday, April 1 at 34 Raceway. That event marks the series’ 49th appearance – more than at any other track – at West Burlington and its first there since 2013.“The first-ever series race was held at 34 Raceway so we’ve got a lot of history there,” noted Tour Director Kevin Yoder. “I know a lot of our drivers as well as fans that follow the Deery Series have been looking forward to returning.”The Sept. 2 Yankee Dirt Classic main event at Farley Speedway pays $7,500 to win while a bonus of as much as $1,500 awaits the winner of the Sept. 7 show during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway.Dates April 8 at West Liberty Raceway, April 14 at Farley, April 15 at Independence Motor Speedway and April 23 at Dubuque Speedway precede the start of the track point season.The series is at Quad City Speedway on May 14 and at Boone Speedway for the traditional Memorial Day show on May 29.Doubleheaders with the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour for IMCA Modifieds follow June 6 at Marshalltown Speedway and June 13 at West Liberty.Completing the schedule are Farley’s Sept. 1-2 Yankee, the Super Nationals event at Boone and the Sept. 22-23 Liberty 100 at West Liberty, which wraps up with both points and pay-only features.All features pay a minimum of $2,000 to win and $300 to start.“The sponsorship from the Deery Brothers Automotive Group really steers this ship and entering a 26th year working with them is very significant,” Yoder said.“Casey’s General Store is back as sponsor on the nightly redraw program and Sunoco Race Fuels will give $250 to a random feature qualifier with perfect attendance each night,” he continued. “This schedule is very travel-friendly and I anticipate very competitive races on the track and in the point standings.”Champion of the 2016 series was Tyler Bruening of Decorah. Darrel DeFrance of Marshalltown has competed at all 467 events in series history.2017 Deery Brothers Summer Series Schedule – Saturday, April 1 at 34 Raceway, West Burlington; Saturday, April 8 at West Liberty Raceway; Friday, April 14 at Farley Speedway; Saturday, April 15 at Independence Motor Speedway; Sunday, April 23 at Dubuque Speedway; Sunday, May 14 at Quad City Speedway, East Moline, Ill.; Monday, May 29 at Boone Speedway; Tuesday, June 6 at Marshalltown Speedway; Tuesday, June 13 at West Liberty Raceway; Friday and Saturday, Sept. 1 and 2 at Farley Speedway; Thursday, Sept. 7 at Boone Speedway; Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23 at West Liberty Raceway.