Wilco, Sleater-Kinney and Nnamdi at Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park 08/14/21

There were an abundance of smiles from fans and bands at Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park Saturday night as Wilco, Sleater-Kinney with special guest Chicago singer Nnamdi took the stage. After almost a year and a half of no live music, fans lined up early with vax card in hand or a negative covid test (per the bands request) to get in and finally experience some normalcy of being able to hear live music. Also for future knowledge, Cadence Bank Amphitheatre has started a “clear bag” policy for all future events.

Mother Nature managed to hold on the rains as each band gave a stellar performance. Nnamdi was super happy that the weather had cooled down and thanked Wilco for having him on the tour. Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein asked the crowd if this was their first show since covid and that they were excited to play and told their fans “We see you.” Wilco played an excellent selection from their eleven albums including a quick spoken word of “Heavy Metal Drummer” before just going a little past curfew with their last song “California Stars”.

Attendance seemed close to pre-covid levels, an encouraging sign for live music as we move into the fall.

Sleater- Kinney Setlist

  1. High in the Grass
  2. Hurry On Home
  3. A New Wave
  4. Shadow Town
  5. Bury Our Friends
  6. Tomorrow’s Grave
  7. Jumpers
  8. Price Tag
  9. Down the Line
  10. The Fox
  11. Complex Female Characters
  12. What’s Mine Is Yours
  13. One More Hour
  14. Bring Mercy
  15. Modern Girl
  16. One Beat
  17. Entertain


Wilco Setlist

  1. A Shot in the Arm
  2. Random Name Generator
  3. At Least That’s What You Said
  4. Love Is Everywhere (Beware)
  5. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
  6. Art of Almost
  7. If I Ever Was a Child
  8. Impossible Germany
  9. Box Full of Letters
  10. Hate It Here -(Dedicated to Tony Sansone)
  11. Either Way
  12. Everyone Hides
  13. Dawned on Me
  14. Jesus, Etc.
  15. Theologians
  16. I’m the Man Who Loves You
  17. Heavy Metal Drummer
  18. I’m Always in Love
  19. Encore: California Stars
    (Billy Bragg & Wilco cover)

Photos and Words by Hillery Terenzi


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