Phish Return to Jones Beach for First Time in 9 Years

Phish continued their 2022 Summer Tour as they performed their first shows since 2013 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach in Wantagh. The pair of shows were heaters and displayed no lack of jamming prowess or song selection, as fans got a healthy dose of deep jams and surprises over the two days.

The parking lots and beaches were full of fans, with a Lot scene that brought our vendors of food, clothing, art, merchandise, fresh coconuts with rum, and everything else you’d expect to find at a Phish show under the Long Island summer sun.

Night one began with “The Curtain” and featured a deep “Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan” well worth seeking out on “Roggae” as the sun set behind the venue hit the spot and gave way to fan favorite “Pebbles and Marbles.” The fiery “Maze” led into a set closing “Squirming Coil,” in perfect time for the sun to completely set and envelop the crowd in darkness (save for Chris Kuroda’s ever-impressive light show).

The second set provided an enormous opening segment with pandemic tune “I Never Needed You Like This Before” leading the way and giving space for “Leaves,” which to some may look like the energy was sapped out of the room but instead developed into the jam of the run, with a beautiful, ethereal mediation ensuing. The segue from “Everything’s Right” into “The Mango Song” was as smooth as they come, and a trio of high energy songs closed the set with “Most Events Aren’t Planned” > “Chalk Dust Torture” > “Julius.” An encore of “Harry Hood” was as fitting as it gets, the band extending the third section of Hood as Fishman hit his ‘Moo’ samples to drive the peak of the jam home.

Night two brought a show-encompassing “Mike’s Groove” that featured an set 1 opener of “Mike’s Song” and a show closing “Weekapaug Groove.” A hefty “Wolfman’s Brother” stood out as the highlight of the first set, along with the second ever performance of the Sci-Fi Soldiers tune “Something Living Here.”

Set 2 never seemed to let up as the energy flowed from “No Men In No Man’s Land” into “Down with Disease” for 25 minutes of fist-pumping, head-nodding grooves. Another Sci-Fi Soldiers tune, “Don’t Doubt Me” was performed for two fans in the front row wearing ‘Genuine Asshole,’ a reference to the song’s lyrics. After “Golden Age” jumped into the mix, the softest landing possible came in the form of the ever rare “Lifeboy”. Before getting back into the “Weekapaug Groove,” “Fluff(head)” came to New York, and an encore of “Slave to the Traffic Light” paid fans safe travels as they headed to the next stops in Raleigh, NC and Columbia, MD.

For those heading to Atlantic City for Phish, Anchor Rock Club has added two free, interactive daytime events to its weekend programming during Phish’s three-night Atlantic City run on Sat. Aug. 6 and Sun. Aug. 7 from 2-4 p.m. The Helping Friendly Podcast (HFPod) is hosting The Disco Biscuits’ Jon Barber on Saturday and Phish lyricist Tom Marshall on Sunday. Fans can catch it streaming live, or register for free with the venue to attend in-person.

Setlists via

Phish – Northwell Health Jones Beach – Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Soundcheck: All of These Dreams, Don’t Doubt Me -> Billie Jean, My Soul

Set 1: The Curtain > Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S. > Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan -> NICU, Roggae, Pebbles and Marbles, Bathtub Gin > Maze, The Squirming Coil

Set 2: I Never Needed You Like This Before > Leaves > Everything’s Right -> The Mango Song, Most Events Aren’t Planned > Chalk Dust Torture > Julius

Encore: Harry Hood

Phish – Northwell Health at Jones Beach – Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Soundcheck: My Soul (incomplete)

Set 1: Mike’s Song > Wolfman’s Brother > Ya Mar, 46 Days > It’s Ice > All of These Dreams, Something Living Here > Axilla (Part II) > When the Circus Comes > Run Like an Antelope

Set 2: No Men In No Man’s Land > Down with Disease > Don’t Doubt Me -> Golden Age > Lifeboy > Fluffhead > Weekapaug Groove

Encore: Slave to the Traffic Light

photo gallery by Rob Tellerman

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