The 4th: KC to Sioux City

by | Jul 5, 2002

String Cheese Incident, Galactic, Widespread Panic, and Blues Traveler

Kansas City’s Starlight Amphitheatre was the scene for The Cheese on Saturday, 6/29 and then again for Galactic>Panic on Friday, July 5th. Great venue! Starlight is located in a huge city park next to the Zoo and the staff has a very tolerant attitude toward the heads. KC itself is a humid, greasy pit of a place for music. Hence, the legendary nights of jazz and blues at 18th and Vine with the likes of KC native Charlie Parker. While the Cheese got it going in the first set, they left me flat in the second. Galactic and Panic on the other hand shredded the place from the get go. Saturday, July 6th brought Blues Traveler to Sioux City’s Grandview Park to headline a free day of music featuring Sonny Landreth, John Hiatt, and others. BT came out (fresh on the heels of two nights at Red Rox) juiced at the size of the crowd or perhaps just enjoying the welcoming Midwestern vibe…whatever the motivation BT proceeded to throw down Black Cat style for the masses. And damn, Popper looks good these days!