2 Evenings with String Cheese Incident @ Cuthbert Amphitheater - Eugene, OR

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Clear skies and soft grass are the perfect combo for a two-evening run with String Cheese Incident at Eugene, Oregon's premiere outdoor venue, the Cuthbert Amphitheater. No openers, just four sets of String Cheese over the course of Saturday and Sunday night, July 7th and 8th.

The sets were fantastically balanced with all genres, something Cheese shows are notorious for, and the crowd was filled with a crowd as diverse in age as the songs were in style. Night one started with "Dudley's Kitchen" and ended with a heartwarming note. And as if laying on the grass in the beautiful weather didn't make the experience intimate enough, String Cheese Incident brought out Eugene's own Jarrod Kaplan, percussionist and owner of cannabis farm, Sugartop Buddery, to join for "Late in the Evening" into "Just One Story." Set two started with bassist Keith Moseley singing "Sweet Spot" and would include a mind-blowing "Jellyfish" into "Willin'" back into "Jellyfish." Jarrod Kaplan returned for the encore, "Quinn the Eskimo."

Set three, night two, kept the train going appropriately by starting with "Can't Stop Now," which was followed by a "Search" that lead into Bob Marley's "Could You Be Loved" with Guitarist Michael Kang delivering the vocals soulfully. After "Falling Through the Cracks," Cheese brought guitarist Jeff Pevar onstage with them to jam "MLT," and then they ventured "Water" into "Dirk." Set four took off with "Believe" and following a comfortingly sincere "Hotel Window," yet another guitarist was welcomed to the stage, John Kadlecik, for Tom Petty's "You Wreck Me." They ended the final set with a powerful "Texas" and gave Eugene their all for the encore, "Can't Wait Another Day," which was surely planned to reflect the feeling Oregonians will have until String Cheese's next visit.