SPAC 2021: Dave Matthews Band Back on the Amphitheater Stage

After a COVID-canceled 2020 season, Dave and company made their triumphant return to SPAC.

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At the Church of Dave, eating, drinking and being merry are all required. Last night marked the Dave Matthews Band’s triumphant return to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) stage, after more than a year away. And, man, did it ever feel good. In a set that included old faithfuls like “#41,” “Minarets” and “Jimi Thing”—plus, a gaggle of covers, including Huey Lewis and the News’ “I Want a New Drug” and the Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”—Dave and company blessed Saratoga with a night-one sermon among the pines.

Senior Photographer Francesco D’Amico may have had the best seat in the house, stationed down in the pit to snap shots of the band. Swipe through his work above.

Will Levith

Will Levith is Editorial Director at Saratoga Living and Capital Region Living magazine. He's a native Saratogian and graduate of Saratoga Springs High School. His work has been published by Esquire, Playboy, Condé Nast Traveler, Men's Health, RealClearLife and many others. He lives in Troy with his wife, Laura, and dog, Esopus.


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