Phil Lesh Makes Outlaw Music Festival Debut At Hollywood Bowl

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Images by: Steve Rose

Outlaw Music Festival :: 10.21.18
Hollywood Bowl :: Hollywood, CA

The 2018 season of the Outlaw Music Festival closed out with the traveling festival’s first-ever West Coast date at the famed Hollywood Bowl on Sunday. Yesterday’s concert marked Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh‘s Outlaw Music Festival debut. Lesh performed as part of a Phil Lesh & Friends lineup that also featured multi-instrumentalists Jackie Greene and Jason Crosby as well as drummer Nathan Graham and guitarist Cris Jacobs.

The action started at Hollywood Bowl with a set from Micah Nelson’s Particle Kid before Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real took the stage at the iconic venue. Country singer Margo Price then led her band at the Bowl ahead of a set from Sturgill Simpson. Next, Phil Lesh & Friends delivered a nine-song set that saw Jacobs and Greene trade vocal duties and guitar riffs for the majority of the performance. Jackie shined in particular on “Shakedown Street,” while Cris showed off his powerful pipes on “Sugaree.” Lesh welcomed Margo Price to help on the “Turn On Your Love Light” closer. Willie Nelson & Family ended the night with a set that included many of his most beloved songs. Nelson, wearing a Dodgers jersey, brought out Phil Lesh and Margo Price for a medley of “I Saw The Light,” “I’ll Fly Away” and “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” to end the evening. Check out photos by Steve Rose and assorted videos:

A Particle Kid Steve Rose (1)
A Particle Kid Steve Rose (2)
A Particle Kid Steve Rose (3)

Phil Lesh & Friends w/ Margo Price – Turn On Your Love Light Captured by rb1229

Phil Lesh & Friends – Sugaree Captured by Lisa P

Phil Lesh & Friends – Candyman Captured by Rich Saputo

Sturgill Simpson – Machine Gun (Excerpt) Captured by mano1971music

Sturgill Simpson – I’m Goin’ Down Captured by Rich Saputo

Margo Price – 9 To 5 Captured by Rich Saputo

Willie Nelson & Family Set (Last 45 Minutes) Captured by Deadheadland

Setlist

Phil Lesh & Friends at Hollywood Bowl

  • Althea  
  • New Minglewood Blues  
  • Brown-Eyed Women  
  • Candyman  
  • China Cat Sunflower  
  • Shakedown Street  
  • Viola Lee Blues  
  • Sugaree  
  • Turn On Your Love Light