The Avett Brothers At The Beach destination event began Wednesday at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Day one saw a performance by renowned singer-songwriter John Prine, who was joined by members of the headlining band to sit-in during his set.
Prine welcomed Scott Avett, Joe Kwon and Bob Crawford to join his backing band at during his set. The guests participated in a performance of Prine’s classics “The Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness” and “That’s The Way the World Goes Round.” The guests, aided by Jim Avett, also assisted Prine on his beloved sing-along “Paradise.”
The Avett Brothers opened their first set of the event with the fittingly appropriate “At The Beach.” Their set was dotted with favorites such as “Colorshow,” “Down with the Shine,” a pairing of “Girl From Chile” and “Girl From Michigan,” “Will You Return?” and others. Covers of Jim Croce’s “Operator” and George Jones’ “The Race Is On” were also played and the set closed out with Avetts staples “The Ballad of Love and Hate,” ‘I Would Be Sad,” “Live and Die” and “Morning Song.”
The Avett Brothers At The Beach event continues today in Mexico and runs through Saturday. Additional acts on the bill include Old Crow Medicine Show, Langhorne Slim and the Law, The Head and the Heart, Shovels & Rope, Ian Felice, Jill Andrews and Jim Avett. Watch audience-shot video highlights from opening day captured by DCRANGERFAN below:
The Avett Brothers Setlist (via Avett Setlist Database)
Set: At the Beach, Smithsonian, Famous Flower of Manhattan, True Sadness, Colorshow, May It Last, Another is Waiting, Down with the Shine, Pretty Girl from Chile, Pretty Girl from Michigan, Swept Away, The Greatest Sum, Operator, Will You Return?, Gimmeakiss, Part From Me, Hard Worker, The Race Is On, Vanity, The Perfect Space, The Ballad of Love and Hate, I Would Be Sad, Live and Die, Morning Song