Here’s What You Missed at the Classic West

The Eagles shine with Deacon Frey, Bob Seger offers a surprise performance, & other highlights

July 17, 2017
The Doobie Brothers perform at the Classic West at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles.


That’s a wrap on the Classic West! The West Coast’s version of the brand new bi-coastal festival was held this weekend at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium, and we’ve covered all the highlights for you below.


Day one:

On Saturday, July 15, The Doobie Brothers, Eagles, and Steely Dan performed.

The Eagles’ set, introduced by Joe Walsh, was an emotional one, with plenty of shoutouts and tributes to founding member Glenn Frey. Joined by the late frontman’s 24-year-old son Deacon Frey and country singer-songwriter Vince Gill, the band put on a memorable performance for what could be one of their last, according to their comments at the festival.

Sharing the lead on Glenn Frey’s hits, Deacon Frey sang tracks like “Take It Easy,” while Vince Gill sang heartfelt vocals on “Best of My Love.” But another classic rocker unexpectedly joined in on the fun: Bob Seger.

Surprising the audience with a tribute to Glenn, Seger sang “Heartache Tonight,” which he co-wrote with the Eagles. Watch below!



While Steely Dan founding member Walter Becker fell ill and guitarist Jon Herington didn’t perform with the band, Larry Carlton stood in, reading Steely Dan sheet music and nailing every song.

And of course, The Doobie Brothers put on an incredible set, featuring classics like “Long Train Runnin’,” “Listen to the Music,” and “Black Water.”


Day two:

The Sunday, July 16 lineup included Fleetwood Mac; Journey; and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Fleetwood Mac also contributed to the Frey love, as Stevie Nicks dedicated “Landslide” to not only the late musician but also his son for doing an incredible job the night before.

The rest of the band’s set contained classics like “The Chain,” “Dreams,” and “Go Your Own Way,” proving they’re still as amazing together now as they were over forty years ago.



Journey’s current singer, Arnel Pineda, dedicated “Lights” to former frontman Steve Perry.



Rounding out the set list were fan favorites including “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel In The Sky,” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

Keeping the energy high, Earth, Wind & Fire didn’t miss a beat with hits like “Getaway,” “Boogie Wonderland,” and “Let’s Groove."