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Portugal. The Man and Lucius at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Portugal. The Man returned to the area, performing on September 21 at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Taking the stage before 9 p.m., Portugal. the Man described their appreciation for Native American culture and invited local cultural music group Uptown Boyz to the stage. The group began by performing a ceremonial drum circle with Native American dances.

Portugal. The Man followed with an amazing performance showcasing creative projections, laser and strobe lights, and smoke. The set also included covers of “Another Brick in the Wall,” “Children of the Revolution” and “Hey Jude.” Their set list included 14 songs; however, the band creatively combined numbers with close to two hours of music.

Lucius joined Portugal. The Man on this tour along with the Seaweed Sisters, entertaining the crowd with creative interpretive dances while Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig harmonized to soulful music. They were the perfect opener for the evening. Photos/write-up: Shantel Mitchell Breen