Orlando Calling: Day 2

Singer/songwriter Bob Seger took over the main stage as Orlando Calling’s second day headliner with The Silver Bullet Band, a group of Detroit musicians which he put together.

For old fans, as well as new ones, this was a special show since Seger has not performed an outdoor concert in over a decade.

Filling his setlist with some of his biggest hits from “Night Moves” to “Against the Wind” to “Hollywood Nights,” Seger made sure to bring a fan-friendly show that kept the show moving through his 90 minute set.

A special surprise was in store for Seger and Kid Rock fans as the two artists came together to perform “Real Mean Bottle” from Seger’s 2006 album “Face the Promise.”

Kid Rock kept with his eclectic mix of southern rock, hip hop and country throughout his performance. “Cowboy” and a song about turning 40 titled “Forty,” which opened up with birthday greetings from comedians Conan O’Brian, Jon Stewart and Jimmy Kimmel, were performed by the Detroit rapper/singer-songwriter.

CMA’s 2011 Male Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton mixed it up by adding covers along with songs from his albums. This made for an interesting set list that included “Play That Funky Music,” “Centerfold,” and “My Prerogative” along with Shelton’s “Hillbilly Bone,” “Honey Bee,” and “God Gave Me You.”

Listed as number 13 on Rolling Stones list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time, Buddy Guy played the Authentic Stage, letting everyone know when they weren’t singing along to his liking during the song “Hoochie Coochie Man.”
“I played this song in India three weeks ago, and guess what? They didn’t f–k it up!”

St. Cloud natives, The Supervillains, took the Festival Republic Stage as the biggest local act at the festival. The ska/reggae group added songs from all 5 of their albums to their set list but was focused on their new album “Postcards From Paradise” which debuted at number 1 on Amazon and number 3 on iTunes.