Celebrating 20 Years Of JamBase

Memorable New Year’s Eve Concerts

By Team JamBase Dec 31, 2019 1:47 pm PST

This year marks the 20th anniversary of JamBase. Part of the yearlong celebration includes the 20 For 20 series featuring 20 lists focusing on 20 notable topics and events of the JamBase era. The lists were compiled by current and former JamBase staff members and contributors, music industry professionals and other experts. Stay tuned for more, as the series continues throughout the year and we look back at two decades of encouraging fans to Go See Live Music!

Previous 20 For 20 Lists include Standout Debut Albums By Jam Acts, Pranks & Gags Played By Jam Acts, Festivals We’ve Lost, Memorable Reunions, Farewells Of The Past 2 Decades, Longest Jams & Standout Improvisations, Fan Sites, Memorable Halloween Concerts, Bands Covering Phish, Post-Grateful Dead Bands, Holiday Songs, Supergroups, Memorable Live Collaborations, Jam Acts Covering Jam Acts and New Concert Venues from the past 20 years. Next up is a look at 20 Memorable New Year’s Eve Concerts.

New Year’s Eve, like Halloween, is a particularly significant holiday for the jam scene. It’s common for bands to add extra sets, invite special guests, debut new songs, bust out old ones and add other production enhancements to their shows on December 31. The list below presents 20 outstanding New Year’s Eve concerts held over the past two decades.

Bands were limited to a single entry and we decided to let the setlists — and their notes — largely speak for themselves.

Dec 31, 1999

Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation | Big Cypress, FL

Set One: Runaway Jim, Funky Bitch, Tube, I Didn’t Know, Punch You in the Eye, Bouncing Around the Room, Poor Heart, Roggae, Split Open and Melt [1] -> Catapult, Back on the Train, Horn, Guyute, After Midnight [2]

Set Two: Meatstick -> Auld Lang Syne [3] > Down with Disease [4] -> Llama, Bathtub Gin, Heavy Things, Twist -> Prince Caspian > Rock and Roll, You Enjoy Myself[5], Crosseyed and Painless, The Inlaw Josie Wales [6], Sand -> Quadrophonic Toppling [7], Slave to the Traffic Light, Albuquerque [8], Reba, Axilla [8], Uncle Pen, David Bowie, My Soul, Drowned -> After Midnight Reprise, The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Bittersweet Motel, Piper -> Free, Lawn Boy, Hold Your Head Up > Love You > Hold Your Head Up, Roses Are Free, Bug, Also Sprach Zarathustra [9] > Wading in the Velvet Sea > Meatstick


  • [1] Unfinished.
  • [2] Phish debut.
  • [3] Accompanied by fireworks.
  • [4] Accompanied by fireworks; unfinished.
  • [5] Vocal jam based around the word “cheesecake.”
  • [6] Trey on acoustic guitar.
  • [7] Debut.
  • [8] Trey altered lyrics to reference cheesecake.
  • [9] Began with the signature Hood drum roll.

This was the second show of the Big Cypress festival. Fish was introduced as ‘Soda Jerk’ during I Didn’t Know. Split Open and Melt and Disease were unfinished. Melt contained A Love Supreme teases. After the ensuing Catapult, Trey remarked: “Only at the largest concert in the world could we get away with playing a song like that.” After Midnight made its Phish debut. The late set, also known as “The Show,” began at around 11:35. “Father Time” was on stage, pedaling on an exercise bike that powered a large clock. The sounds of the clock’s gears could be heard through the sound system. About ten minutes before midnight, “Father Time” collapsed from exhaustion and the clock stopped. Then, a large fan boat entered the concert field and approached the stage. Early in its journey, the fan boat exploded away and revealed the hot dog used in the 1994 New Year’s stunt. While the band rode the hot dog to the stage, an instrumental version of Meatstick began to play over the P.A.. The band reached the stage and fed several meatsticks to Father Time, reviving him so that the clock could continue moving toward midnight. The band then took the stage and played Meatstick to begin The Show. Dancers were on stage prior to Phish reaching it. Auld Lang Syne and Disease were accompanied by fireworks. Heavy Things was recorded live and rebroadcast as part of ABC television’s New Year’s Eve coverage. In a humorous effort to confuse the home audience, Trey instructed the crowd to yell the word “cheesecake” in lieu of cheering at the end of the song. After twice giving the example of yelling the word once, Trey changed his mind and instructed the crowd to chant it, adding for them to say it like they were pissed. Trey then introduced the band for the rebroadcast and offered a message of peace and harmony for the world where he reminded people to drive in the right lane unless passing another vehicle. Meatstick was subsequently teased as the New Year approached in the central time zone. Crosseyed included a DEG tease. YEM included a vocal jam based around the word “cheesecake” and Trey altered the lyrics to Axilla and Albuquerque to reference the word. Inlaw Josie Wales featured Trey on acoustic guitar. Quadrophonic Toppling debuted, albeit with different music than on The Siket Disc, and included My Soul teasing from Mike. Rock and Roll included an After Midnight tease. Love You included band introductions; Fish introduced Page before the song and Mike and Trey afterwards, and the band as “Phish 2000” (see November 2, 1990). Piper contained Bug teases from Page. 2001 began with the signature Hood drum roll. After the show closed with yet another version of Meatstick, the Beatles song Here Comes the Sun was piped through the crowd at sunrise. Two breakouts were played: Crosseyed and Painless (first since August 13, 1997, or 159 shows), and Love You (first since July 5, 1997, or 179 shows).

[Setlist source: Phish.net]

  • This was the largest concert in the world on New Year’s Eve 1999
  • Phish performed for over seven hours from midnight through sunrise
  • “Rock & Roll” spanned 30+ minutes
  • “Sand” was a top-shelf version that featured minimalist jamming
  • “After Midnight” (J.J. Cale) was a debut and Phish reprised the cover during their midnight > sunrise set
  • “Crosseyed & Painless” returned after a 159-show gap
  • The Siket Disc track “Quadrophonic Toppling” was performed for the first and only time
  • “Meatstick” bookended the seven+ hour set

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Widespread Panic
Dec 31, 2001

[Video Credit: Charles Fontaine]

Philips Arena | Atlanta, GA

Set One: Blight > Puppy Sleeps, Adirondacks, Morally Challenged, Scholarship, Expiration Day, Protein Drink > My Last Act > Sewing Machine

Set Two: City of Dreams, Pleas > Sometimes, Pigeons, Old Neighborhood, Pusherman, Don’t Tell The Band, One Arm Steve, Conrad

Set Three: Porch Song > Tall Boy, Old Joe, Greta > All Along The Watchtower > Arleen > Drums* > Driving Song > Disco > Driving Song, North

Encore: Visiting Day > Space Wrangler


  • First set with Vic Chesnutt on harmonica/guitar/vocals
  • * with Hunter Williams on percussion, Roy Wooten on percussion
  • [Only ‘Adirondacks’, First ‘Expiration Day’, Only ‘Morally Challenged’, Only ‘My Last Act’, First ‘Protein Drink’, First ‘Puppy Sleeps’, First ‘Scholarship’, First ‘Sewing Machine’; ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ tease by Dave before ‘Blight’; ‘Blue Jay Way’ tease by JoJo during ‘Puppy’; ‘Auld Lang Syne’ tease by JoJo before ‘Porch Song’]

[Setlist via: Everyday Companion]

  • This was the final Widespread Panic New Year’s Eve concert with co-founding guitarist Mikey Houser prior to his death in 2002
  • The first set featured brute., a collaboration featuring Vic Chesnutt and the members of Widespread Panic
  • The brute. set included songs from the side project’s debut studio album, Nine High A Pallet, as well as Chesnutt songs WSP had covered in the past and tunes from Co-Balt, an album that would be released months later
  • Chesnutt’s appearance was just his second with Panic and one of five guest spots before Vic died in 2009
  • The opening frame was the only time Vic Chesnutt would perform a full set with Panic
  • “Protein Drink”/”Sewing Machine,” a pairing debuted on this night, has been part of WSP’s rotation ever since with 19 shows the longest gap between performances since 2007
  • A cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” was one of just 14 played between its Panic debut on July 22, 2001 and March 31, 2019

Phil Lesh & Friends
Dec 31, 2001

Kaiser Auditorium | Oakland, CA

Set One (Phil & Friends): Midnight Hour* > Hard To Handle*, Viola Lee Blues (v1) > Tons of Steel > Viola Lee Blues (v2) > Dear Mr Fantasy > Viola Lee Blues (v3) > Cosmic Charlie

[Happy New Year Parade]

Crusader Rabbit Stealth Band (Phil & Friends with Bob Weir, Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann): Not Fade Away > Truckin’ > Playin’ in the Band > Space > Playin’ Reprise > The Wheel > Uncle John’s tease > Sugar Magnolia^

Set Two (Phil & Friends): Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Darkstar** > Terrapin Station** > No More Do I ** > Uncle John’s Band**

Encore: [Donor Rap/Intros], Celebration > Franklin’s Tower


  • * with Susan Tedeschi
  • ^ without Warren until the middle of the song
  • ** with Derek Trucks

[Setlist via: Philzone.com]

[Audio taped by Mike Boden]

  • Derek Trucks Band, then Ratdog opened
  • Phil & Friends “The Q” Lineup: Phil Lesh (bass), Warren Haynes (guitar), Jimmy Herring (gutiar), Rob Barraco (keyboards), John Molo (drums)
  • Crusader Rabbit Stealth Band, who was on the bill, had played a show without Haynes or The Rhythm Devils on June 10, 2001 at Sweetwater in Mill Valley, California
  • Phil hadn’t performed with The Rhythm Devils since July 25, 1998 and hadn’t played a full set with Kreutzmann since the Grateful Dead’s final show on July 9, 1995

Yonder Mountain String Band
Dec 31, 2002

Paramount Theatre | Denver, CO

Set One: Man Of Constant Sorrow, How Mountain Girls Can Love, Old Train, Pig In A Pen, Ballad of Jed Clampett, Ginseng Sullivan, Feuding Banjo’s, Fox On The Run, I Ain’t Broke, But I’m Badly Bent, Midnight Moonlight, Rocky Top

Set Two: Free To Run > Spanish Harlem Incident, Loved You Enough, California Zephyr, What’s Going On In The Head Of That Woman, Big Lights [1], Check Out Time [1], Blue Collar Blues [1], Idaho, Rambler’s Anthem, Easy As Pie, Too Late Now

Set Three: Mother’s Only Son, Auld Lang Syne > Snow on the Pines > Follow Me Down To The Riverside > Girlfriend Is Better > The Bolton Stretch, Another Day, Half Moon Rising, 40 Miles from Denver, Yer No Good, New Horizons > Suspicious Minds > New Horizons, Traffic Jam > Muppets Show Theme > Only A Northern Song > Traffic Jam

Encore: Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down [2], Roll On Blues [2]

  • [1] – with Benny Galloway
  • [2] – Encore was unplugged at lip of stage

[Setlist via: PT YMSB]

[Audio taped by Leigh Mackenzie]

  • First set was Yonder appearing as the “Cosmic Bowling League” all decked out in bowling attire
  • Benny “Burle” Galloway guested with the band for a three-song stretch in the second set
  • YMSB worked the “Muppets Show Theme” and a cover of the Beatles’ “Only A Northern Song” within “Traffic Jam”

Umphrey’s McGee
Dec 31, 2002

Vic Theatre | Chicago, IL

Set One: Nothing Too Fancy > Divisions, Smell the Mitten, The Crooked One, Ringo [1] > Prowler > Push the Pig

Set Two: JaJunk [2], Percussion [3], Drums [4] > Hurt Bird Bath [5], Get In The Van, Because [6] > You Never Give Me Your Money [6] > Sun King [6] > Mean Mr. Mustard [7] > Polythene Pam [6] > She Came In Through The Bathroom Window [7] > Golden Slumbers [6] > Carry That Weight [8] > The End [8]

Set Three: 40’s Theme, Glory [1] > Auld Lang Syne [1], Miss Tinkle’s Overture [9] -> Mulche’s Odyssey [10] -> Professor Wormbog [1], Der Bluten Kat > Glory [11] -> Hajimemashite > Dump City

Encore: Orfeo [12], Scenes from an Italian Restaurant [13], Last Man Swerving [14] > Der Bluten Kat

2nd Encore: Her Majesty [15]

  • [1] with Josh Quinlan on saxophone
  • [2] began with Good King Wenceslas (John Mason Neale and Thomas Helmore) tease
  • [3] with everyone on percussion, including Kris Myers on steel drums and piccolo snare
  • [4] Kris replaces Mike on the drum kit
  • [5] with Mike on steel drums and Kris on drum kit
  • [6] debut, The Beatles; complete second side to Abbey Road; with Jake on acoustic guitar
  • [7] with Jake on acoustic guitar
  • [8] debut, The Beatles; complete second side to Abbey Road; with Jake on acoustic guitar; with Josh Quinlan on saxophone
  • [9] with Hajimemashite (original, Tashi Station-era version) teases by Ryan and Brendan
  • [10] with ending jam featuring Mike on steel drums and Josh Quinlan on saxophone
  • [11] ended with 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) tease from Mike
  • [12] with The Little Drummer Boy (Katherine Kennicott Davis) tease by Joel
  • [13] debut, Billy Joel; with Josh Quinlan on saxophone and Jake on acoustic guitar
  • [14] began with with Fletch Theme (Harold Faltermeyer) jam
  • [15] debut, The Beatles; complete second side to Abbey Road; with just Brendan on vocals and Jake on guitar
  • between two of the sets, DJ Poser (aka Mike LeMaestri) was on turntables.
  • with Hot in Herre (Nelly) quote from Mike before 40’s Theme
  • last Mean Mr. Mustard 04.04.1998 (523 shows)

[Setlist via: All Things Umphrey’s]

[Audio taped by Jeff Kempka]

  • Second straight New Year’s Run at the Vic where they would return the following year as well
  • Final UM show with original co-founding drummer Mike Mirro
  • First appearance onstage of new UM drummer Kris Myers

the Disco Biscuits
Dec 31, 2002

Electric Factory | Philadelphia, PA

Set One: Floes > Mindless Dribble [1] > Floes, 7-11 [2] > Mulberry’s Dream, The Very Moon > Spy

Set Two: Shelby Rose [2] > Little Lai [3] > Endo [3] > Hot Air Balloon [3] > Above The Waves [3] > Biscuits Are Coming Home > Run Like Hell > Astronaut > Rock Candy > Save The Robots [2] > Rock Candy > Astronaut > Run Like Hell

Set Three: Svenghali [2] > Munchkin Invasion [4], Crickets > The Very Moon > Crickets, Home Again

  • [1] – completes 12/30 version
  • [2] – unfinished
  • [3] – excerpt only; part of ‘History of the Disco Biscuits’
  • [4] – completes 12/29 version

[Setlist via: PT tDB]

  • Second set featured the History Of The Disco Biscuits narrated medley during which the band members narrated the story of their forming, smashed instruments and projected accompanying images on a screen behind the stage

Dec 31, 2008

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Fox Theater | Boulder, CO

Set One: Lucid Awakening > Robot Rock [1] > Lucid Awakening, Behind Midwest Storefronts, Juggernaut, Sunrain > Livingston Storm > Mr. Roboto [2]

Set Two: Bellwether > Auld Lang Syne > Bellwether > Sunrain [3], I Robot [4] > Grayrigg, It’s All Clear To Me Now [5] > Wax [6], Age Of Inexperience> Paranoid Android [7] > Age Of Inexperience

Encore: Monochrome, Flower Sermon > Shimmer And Out8

  • [1] Daft Punk, first time played
  • [2] Styx, first time played
  • [3] with Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 1 tease
  • [4] Allan Parsons Project, first time played
  • [5] with We Want the Funk tease
  • [6] with Robot Rock tease
  • [7] Radiohead, first time played
  • [8] with Yoshimi tease

[Setlist via: PT Lotus]

  • Show featured a Robot Theme
  • Audio recording available via nugs.net
  • “Robot Rock” (Daft Punk) would be performed just two more times after its debut
  • “Mr. Roboto” (Styx) was played just once after its debut
  • Lotus has yet to cover “I Robot” (Alan Parsons Project) or “Paranoid Android” (Radiohead) again
  • The original “Monochrome” made its way into eight setlists in 2009 and was played on October 30, 2011 before disappearing from Lotus’ repertoire

My Morning Jacket
Dec 31, 2008

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Madison Square Garden | New York, NY

Set One: Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield)*, Evil Urges*, Off The Record, Gideon, The Way That He Sings, Thank You Too, I’m Amazed, Golden w/Will Johnson, Librarian, You’re All I Need To Get By (Marvin Gaye) w/Nicole Atkins*, Express Yourself (Charles Wright)*, Wonderful Man, Lay Low, Phone Went West, Look At You, Dondante, Smoking from Shootin > Touch Me Part 2 > Run Thru, I’m A Wanderer (Dion)*, Dancefloors*, Mahgeetah

Set Two: Countdown > Celebration (Kool & The Gang)* > Get Down On It (Kool & The Gang)*, Wordless Chorus, Highly Suspicious, Cobra, Islands In The Stream w/Nicole Atkins (Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers), Bring It on Home to Me (Sam Cooke)*, Cold Sweat (James Brown)*, Anytime, One Big Holiday

*- with NYE horns

[Setlist via: JamBase Review]

[Audio taped by Scott Bernstein]

  • Billed as “An Evening With My Morning Jacket”
  • Horn section featured Stephen Bernstein (trumpet), Jeff Coffin (saxophone), Oscar Otterstrom (trombone) and David Pietro (saxophone).
  • Centro-matic’s Will Johnson joined MMJ for “Golden”
  • “You’re All I Need To Get By” (Marvin Gaye), which was performed with Nicole Atkins, has yet to be played again by MMJ
  • “Express Yourself” (Charles Wright), “The Wanderer,” (Dion) “Get Down On It” (Kool & The Gang), Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke) and “Cold Sweat” (James Brown) have yet to be played again by MMJ
  • “Celebration” (Kool & The Gang) was played one time prior on December 31, 2006 and was played on additional time on December 31, 2012

The Flaming Lips
Dec 31, 2010

Cox Convention Center Arena | Oklahoma, OK

Set One: The Fear, Worm Mountain, Silver Trembling Hands, The Firebird Suite, (Igor Stravinsky cover, excerpt), She Don’t Use Jelly, The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power), In the Morning of the Magicians, I Can Be a Frog, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1, See the Leaves, Laser Hands, The Ego’s Last Stand, Pompeii Am Götterdämmerung, Do You Realize??, Auld lang syne, The Process

Set Two: Race for the Prize, A Spoonful Weighs a Ton (First time played live since April 21, 2007), The Spark That Bled (First time played live since December 31, 2008), The Spiderbite Song (First time played live since September 7, 2001), Slow Motion (Live Debut), Buggin’ (First time played live since September 8, 2006), What Is the Light? (First time played live since June 16, 2007), The Observer (First time played live since June 16, 2007), Waitin’ for a Superman, Suddenly Everything Has Changed (First time played live since December 31, 2006), The Gash (First time played live since April 1, 2006), Feeling Yourself Disintegrate (First time played live since April 24, 2006), Sleeping on the Roof

[Setlist via: Setlist.fm]

  • Billed as “Flaming Lips New Year’s Eve FREAKOUT 2010”
  • Second set was a complete performance of The Soft Bulletin and contained several bust outs
  • Believed to be the longest The Flaming Lips concert to date

Dec 31, 2011

Fillmore Auditorium | Denver, CO

Set: Fiesta, Take Me Away, Transdermal Celebration, Waving My Dick in the Wind, Bananas and Blow, Beacon Light, Push th’ Little Daisies, Stay Forever, Awesome Sound, Mutilated Lips, Touch My Tooter, Doctor Rock, Hey There Fancypants, I’ll Be Your Jonny on the Spot, The Goin’ Gets Tough From the Getgo, Frank, Piss Up a Rope, Help Me Scrape the Mucus Off My Brain, Buckingham Green, Reggaejunkiejew, Your Party > Little Drummer Boy (tease) > Auld Lang Syne, Let’s Dance, Don’t Laugh (I Love You), Polka Dot Tail, The HIV Song, Ohio > Tender Situation

Encore: It’s Gonna Be a Long Night, Licking the Palm For Guava > Mushroom Festival in Hell > The Blarney Stone

  • – Kid is Qual opened
  • – Dean sings the final verse of Jonny on the Spot, through the megaphone, while Gene is off stage – Gene returns for the last line of the verse
  • – brown Boognish balloons dropped from the ceiling at midnight
  • – Dean on bass for Don’t Laugh – without Dave
  • – final WEEN performance of Long Night with Dean on lead vocals

[Setlist via: BrownBase]

[Audio taped by Mike B]

  • Ween’s New Year’s Eve 2011 performance marked the band’s last show before a breakup that spanned over four years
  • Rarities included the 2011 debuts of “Stay Forever,” “Frank,” “Don’t Laugh (I Love You)” and “Ohio”
  • The quintet fit in covers of David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” and Neil Young’s “Ohio” as well as the traditional “Auld Lang Syne”
  • Bassist Dave Dreiwitz sat out for “Don’t Laugh (I Love You),” which featured Mickey “Dean Ween” Melchiondo on bass
  • Deaner sang “It’s Gonna Be A Long Night” for the last time as all future versions featured Dreiwitz on lead vocals

Dec 31, 2012

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Set One: Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers, Last Salmon Man, Golden Boy, The Pressman, Tragedy’s a’ Comin’, Hats Off, Mrs. Blaileen (Costume Contest held before the song starts), My Name Is Mud

Set Two: Extinction Burst, Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver, Fisticuffs, Seas of Cheese, Mr. Krinkle, Jilly’s on Smack, John the Fisherman (with Poetry and Prose tease), Sgt. Baker (New Year’s Countdown), Frankenstein (The Edgar Winter Group cover), Electric Funeral (Black Sabbath cover), Tommy the Cat (with The Awakening)

Encore: Harold of the Rocks

[Setlist via: Setlist.fm]

  • The show continued a streak of Les Claypool New Year’s Eve performances in the Bay Area that started in 1992 and continues through the present
  • “Frankenstein” (Edgar Winter Group) was a Primus debut and was played just one additional time on March 12, 2013
  • “Electric Funeral” (Black Sabbath) was one of just five Primus performances of the tune

Dec 31, 2013

[Video credit: Carl Cox]

The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA

Set One: Intro, MOD, Beyond Right Now, When the Dust Settles, What Is Love?, Music Us, Grow, Rent, Dance, Luma Daylight

Set Two: Monkey Music, STS9, Kamuy, Aimlessly, ABCees, March, Breathe In

Encore: 4 Year Puma, Circus

[Setlist via: PT STS9]

  • The show marked the final one for founding member, bassist David “Murph” Murphy
  • STS9’s New Year’s 2013 concert was the fifth show of a five-night New Year’s Run at The Tabernacle
  • Rarities included the first “STS9” in 85 shows and first “Luna Daylight” in 65 shows

Dec 31, 2013

Palace Theatre | Albany, NY

Set One: Shoot First [1], Blue Eyed Son [1], Willin’ [1], Backwoods [2,1], Wildflowers [3,1,4] > Drums > Water > Time > Recreational Chemistry

Set Two: Mar-Dema > Meat, White Lightning Turpentine, Four > Jazz Wank > Spine Of A Dog > Buster

Set Three: Sensory Deprivation Bank > Auld Lang Syne, Late In The Evening [5,6,7], Spaz Medicine [5] > Not Coming Down [5], The Wizard [5,8], Nebraska [5], Spanish Moon [5,9] > Threw It All Away [5], Plane Crash [5]

Encore: Bearsong, Wind it up

  • [1] – The band playing on the small stage acoustically with only a mic stand
  • [2] – Last time played 05/27/2012 (117 shows)
  • [3] – Last time played 02/03/2012 (151 shows)
  • [4] – Chuck, Rob and Al only
  • [5] – With Conehead Buddha horn section: Shannon Lynch on saxophone, Terry Lynch on trumpet, Shaun Bazylewicz on trombone
  • [6] – With Marley Amico on sax, Eddie Derhak on trumpet, Ayla Schnier on keys, Ben Schnier on percussion
  • [7] – First time played (Paul Simon)
  • [8] – First time played (Black Sabbath)
  • [9] – First time played (Little Feat)

[Setlist via: PT moe.]

[Audio taped by marcus]

  • moe. opened their second of two New Year’s Run 2013 shows at Albany’s Palace on a small stage with a series of acoustic performances in which the band gathered around a single mic
  • The acoustic portion of the evening ended with moe.’s first “Backwoods” in 117 shows and first cover of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” in 151 shows. “Wildflowers” featured just guitarists Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey and bassist Rob Derhak
  • The second set ended with the dream sequence of “Four” > “Jazz Wank” > “Spine Of A Dog” > “Buster”
  • The Conehead Buddha Horns joined moe. after “Auld Lang Syne” for a debut cover of Paul Simon’s “Late In The Evening” and the rest of the third set
  • In addition to the horns, moe. was augmented by drummer Vinnie Amico’s daughter Marley, Derhak’s song Eddie and Al’s kids Ayla and Ben for “Late In The Evening”
  • moe. third set also included debut covers of Black Sabbath’s “The Wizard” and Little Feat’s “Spanish Moon”

The String Cheese Incident
Dec 31, 2013

[Video credit: TourGigs]

1st Bank Center | Broomfield, CO

Set One: Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms [1] > Shenandoah Breakdown [1], Cold Rain and Snow [1], Birdland [2] > Wheel Hoss [2] > Birdland [2], Give Me the Love > Way Back Home, Valley of The Jig

Set Two: Water, Colliding > Sirens, Windy Mountain > Stay Thru, Las Vegas > Desert Dawn

Set Three: Rivertrance > Happy New Year, Let’s Go Outside > Smile, Drums > It Is What It Is, This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) > Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band > Jam > Just One Story

Encore: Colorado Bluebird Sky

  • [1] – with Del McCoury Band
  • [2] – with Jason Carter and Ronnie McCoury (Fiddle and Mandolin)

[Setlist via: PT SCI]

  • The String Cheese Incident teamed up with the Del McCoury Band to start the show with a run of “Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms” > “Shenandoah Breakdown” and “Cold Rain & Snow”
  • Fiddler Jason Carter and mandolinist Ronnie McCoury then joined SCI for a take on Weather Report’s “Birdland” featuring “Wheel Hoss” within
  • The band continued a tradition of jamming into New Year’s and providing a visual spectacle to start the year by using “Rivertrance” to open their third set and lead into 2014
  • SCI kicked off their New Year’s Run with a debut cover of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and reprised the song towards the end of the third set on New Year’s Eve
  • The sextet dusted off “Las Vegas” for the first time in well over a year as part of the second set
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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Dec 31, 2014

[Video credit: JRAD]

The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY

Set One: Golden Road > Viola Lee Blues > Cumberland Blues > Viola Lee Blues > Hell In A Bucket > Viola Lee Blues

Set Two: Playing In The Band > Ramble On Rose, Music Never Stopped > Unbroken Chain, Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Happy Birthday

Set Three: Uncle John’s Band > Let It Grow > Bird Song > Not Fade Away

[Setlist via: JamBase Article]

  • Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, minus bassist Dave Dreiwitz, teamed up with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh for a three-night stand to end 2014
  • The band loaded the finale with classics
  • PhilRAD paid tribute to guitarist Tom Hamilton’s birthday by ending the second set with “Happy Birthday To You”
  • The quintet took the stage after a New Year’s Eve countdown to begin 2015 with a four-song third set consisting of “Uncle John’s Band” > “Let It Grow” > “Bird Song” > “Not Fade Away”

The Avett Brothers
Dec 31, 2014

[Video credit: Chris Slaughter]

PNC Arena | Raleigh, NC

Set One: Satan Pulls The Strings, Live & Die, Laundry Room, Old Joe Clark, Another Is Waiting, The Traveling Song, Le Reel Du Pendu/Bars De La Prison, Die Die Die, Shame, Country Blues, The Ballad Of Love & Hate, Go To Sleep, Down With The Shine, Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full Of Promise, Kick Drum Heart, Murder In The City (w/ Ramin Karimloo), Bring Him Home (w/ Ramin Karimloo), Rejects In The Attic, Pretty Girl From Raleigh, Will You Return?, Morning Song

Set Two: Paranoia In Bb Major, Distraction #74, Ten Thousand Words (w/ Bonnie Avett), Down By The Riverside, Talk On Indolence, The Race Is On, Vanity, Auld Lang Syne, The Boys Are Back In Town (w/ Valient Thorr), Slight Figure Of Speech, I And Love And You

Encore: Nothing Short Of Thankful, Happy Trails (w/ Bonnie Avett, Jim Avett, Ramin Karimloo, and “Father Time”)

[Setlist via: db.nov.blue]

  • The Avett Brothers dressed in black and started the show with “Satan Pulls The Strings” as each member came to the stage from different parts of the arena
  • The Avetts kept a tradition of making their New Year’s Eve concerts family affairs by welcoming Seth and Scott’s mom and dad, Bonnie and Jim Avett, for guest appearances
  • A new tradition was started when Herbie Abernethy, a.k.a Valient Thorr, served as “Father Time” and led the group through “The Boys Are Back In Town”
  • The show was filmed and recorded for the concert film/live album Live Vol. 4

Gov’t Mule
Dec 31, 2015

[Video credit: Gary Wysocki]

Beacon Theatre | New York, NY

Set One (Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis, Steve Kimock, Lincoln Schleifer, Machan Taylor & Elaine Caswell): Watkins Glen Jam > Bird Song, Tennessee Jed, Bertha, Here Comes Sunshine, Loose Lucy, He’s Gone, Truckin, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider

Set Two (Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis, Jorgen Carlsson & Larry Campbell): The Shape I’m In, The Weight, Stage Fright, Don’t Do It, Chest Fever, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Across The Great Divide, Up On Cripple Creek, This Wheel’s On Fire

Set III (Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis, Jorgen Carlsson, Chuck Leavell, Jack Pearson, Paul Riddle & Shawn Pelton): Countdown > Wasted Words, Done Somebody Wrong, Southbound, In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed, Come & Go Blues, Trouble No More (w/o Matt Abts), Blue Sky (w/o Matt Abts), One Way Out (w/ Lincoln Schleifler), Statesboro Blues (w/ Lincoln Schleifer; w/o Jorgen Carlsson), Jessica, Whipping Post

Encore: Mountain Jam (w/ Steve Kimock)

[Setlist via: Mule.net]

  • Gov’t Mule paid tribute to the famed Summer Jam concert that was held on July 28, 1973 at Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway in Watkins Glen, New York featuring the Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band & The Band
  • Each set featured a different lineup and paid tribute to a different band
  • The first set was “Grateful Mule” as Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis, Steve Kimock, Lincoln Schleifer, Machan Taylor and Elaine Caswell played Grateful Dead covers.
  • The second set was “The Mule” as Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis, Jorgen Carlsson & Larry Campbell performed songs from The Band’s live repertoire
  • The third set was “The AllMule Brothers” as Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Danny Louis, Jorgen Carlsson, Chuck Leavell, Jack Pearson, Paul Riddle & Shawn Pelton performed songs from The Allman Brothers Band’s live repertoire
  • “Bird Song,” “Tennessee Jed,” “Bertha,” “He’s Gone,” “Stage Fright,” “Chest Fever,” “Across The Great Divide,” “Wasted Words,” “Blue Sky” and “Jessica” were among Gov’t Mule debuts

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Dec 31, 2017

[Video credit: PPPP]

Madison Theatre | Covington, KY

Set One: Circle of Life [1,2] > 20th Century Fox > Melting Lights, Walk Outside > The Lion Sleeps Tonight > Walk Outside, King Kong > Shiny [1] > King Kong, Sunny Day, Hakuna Matata [1] > Time to Ride, Somethin For Ya > I Just Can’t Wait To Be King [1]

Set Two: Too Long, Poseidon [3] > Auld Lang Syne [4] > A Whole New World [1,4] > Magic Carpet Ride [5] > Poseidon, Horizon > I Wanna Be Like You1> Bare Necessities1> I Wanna Be Like You> Horizon, When You Wish Upon A Star1,4, Dawn A New Day, Skipjack > Can You Feel The Love Tonight [1], Schwanthem > Colors Of The Wind [1] > Schwanthem > The Liquid

Encore: Couldn’t We All > M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E [1], Zydeko > Tale As Old As Time [1,4] > Zydeko

  • [1] – First Time Played
  • [2] – Intro only
  • [3] – w/ New Year’s Eve countdown
  • [4] – Instrumental
  • [5] – w/ “Arabian Nights” and “How Far I’ll Go” teases

[Setlist via: PT PPPP]

  • Pigeons presented “disNYE” featuring debut covers of songs from Disney movies
  • Members of the band dressed up as Mickey Mouse
  • “Circle Of Life,” “Hakuna Matata,” “A Whole New World” and “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” among Disney songs premiered
  • PPPP fit a few of the Disney covers within their own songs

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Greensky Bluegrass
Dec 31, 2017

[Video credit: Michelle Batson]

Riviera Theatre | Chicago, IL

Set One: What’s Left of the Night > Run or Die, Room Without a Roof, Just to Lie, Hold On > Miss September, Fo Sho, Uh Huh, Hot Dogs (On Parade) [1,2], Midnight Moonlight [3], Leap Year

Set Two: Gimme Some Lovin, Living Over > Auld Lang Syne > Living Over, Steam Powered Aeroplane > Past My Prime, Handle With Care, The Four, Hot Dogs (On Parade) [4], Tarpology > One Slip > Tarpology > Hot Dogs (On Parade) > Tarpology > One Slip > Tarpology

Encore: Hot Dogs (On Parade) [5], Gimme Some Lovin

  • [1] – All band members on acoustic guitars
  • [2] – Paul, Bont, & Anders on Kazoo
  • [3] – w/ Lindsey Lou, Billy Strings, Billy Failing
  • [4] – Paul on Kazoo
  • [5] – Kazoos handed out to crowd at encore break

[Setlist via: PT GSBG]

  • Greensky moves New Year’s Eve festivities to Chicago for first time
  • Band opens run with “Hot Dogs (On Parade)” and reprises song throughout three-night run
  • New Year’s Eve featured four rounds of “Hot Dogs (On Parade)”
  • Guests included Lindsey Lou, Billy Strings & Billy Failing
  • After members played kazoo at various points of evening, kazoos were distributed to crowd during the encore break for the final “Hot Dogs (On Parade)”

Dec 31, 2017

Palace Theatre | Albany, NY

Set One: Subconscious Prelude, Drifter, Bronze Fingers, The FRENDS Theme, Wildfire, Dr. Remidi’s Melodium > Too Many Puppies, Dr. Remidi’s Melodium

Set Two: Enter > Orlando’s [1], Lost In The Cold [1], Brick Of Barley [1], Nicodemus Portulay [1], Beehop [1], Beethoven and Greene [1]

Set Three: Atlantic Mocean > Barbeque, Auld Lang Syne [1], Grandpa Fox [1], Hatti’s Jam > When It Rains It Pours

Encore: Juggernaut

  • [1] with The Giant Country Horns

[Setlist via: PT Twiddle]

[Audio taped by EEE]

  • The Giant Country Horns consisted of Russ Remington (saxophone), Dave “The Truth” Grippo (saxophone) and Carl “Gears” Gerhard (trumpet) and were making their third appearance with Twiddle in 2017 after reuniting for the first time since touring with Phish in July 1991