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The Jayhawks, a Chuck Berry tribute & Low Cut Connie @ Americana Fest (pics, setlists)

Lincoln Center Out of Doors put a cap on 2017 this past weekend with its annual Americana Fest. The first night (8/12) of the two-day celebration of country, roots and vintage rock n’ roll was headlined by Midwest greats The Jayhawks, whose deep catalog of songs made for a great pairing with the cool August evening air. Setlist is below.

Before that, Living Colour’s Vernon Reid led a tribute to rock forefather Chuck Berry, who died earlier this year, which featured a bevy of guest vocalists, including his LC bandmate Corey Glover, plus Nona Hendryx, Mikel Banks and more. The tribute ended, appropriately, with a call-and-response rendition of Berry’s only #1 U.S. hit, “My Ding-a-Ling,” which also included a gender-equality update from Nona. Video of that and “Johnny B. Goode,” as well as the setlist, are below.

Philly boogie torchbearers Low Cut Connie opened the night and pictures of their set, as well as Jayhawks and the Chuck Berry tribute, are in the gallery above.

SETLIST: Jayhawks @ Damrosch Park 8/12/2017
I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
The Man Who Loved Life
Stumbling Through the Dark
Leaving the Monsters Behind
Smile
Waiting for the Sun
Tampa to Tulsa
Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces
Trouble
Take Me With You (When You Go)
The Devil Is in Her Eyes
Save It for a Rainy Day
Nothing Left to Borrow
Angelyne
Lovers of the Sun
Blue
Tailspin
I’d Run Away

Encore:
Settled Down Like Rain
Until You Came Along (Golden Smog)

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Chuck Berry Tribute Setlist:
No Particular Place To Go (Mike Hill)
Rock and Roll Music (Mikel Banks)
Maybellene (Shelley Nicole)
Too Much Monkey Business (Derrin Maxwell)
Almost Grown (Derrin Maxwell)
Reelin’ and Rockin’ (Nona Hendryx)
School Day (Nona Hendryx)
Memphis
Let it Rock (Felicia Collins)
Sweet Little Rock & Roller (Adam Weiner)
Little Queenie (Shelley Nicole)
Nadine (Derek Day)
Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Corey Glover)
Roll Over Beethoven (Corey Glover)
Johnny B. Goode (all; Mikel Banks, Nona Hendryx, Corey Glover on lead vocals)
My Ding-A-Ling (Audience sing-along)

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