Just before NFL Packers – Saints season opener, there was an electrical yet magical NFL kick-off concert that definitely rocked or more like Kid-rock-ed the Lambeau district.
The concert spectacle featuring Maroon 5, Kid Rock, and Lady Antebellum crowded together around 50,000 Packers fans to see a kick-off concert like they’ve never seen before.
The performances, which took place on early Thursday night, celebrated the start of the NFL season and honored the Super Bowl Champions, the Green Bay Packers.
Led by inked pop heartthrob, Adam Levine, Maroon 5 opened the big-time event. They played for the green-and-gold clad crowd a brisk three-song set capped by radio smash Moves Like Jagger.
Maroon 5 moved off the stage for the night’s heaviest hitter Kid Rock. Armed with the night’s longest set, he was the star of the concert spectacle.
Kid Rock started off his one-hour performance with some of his hits American Bad Ass, Cowboy and All Summer Long, keeping things surprising with short interludes Ted Nugent’s Cat Scratch Fever, Sly and the Family Stone’s Everyday People and even a nod to Waylon Jennings with the Dukes of Hazzard theme Good Ol’ Boys.
Kid Rock sporting his trademark hat, sunglasses and leather vest, told the crowd:
“I know this is a family show. I’m doing the best I can.”
And he really did though.
Award-winning country goup Lady Antebellum followed with a soaring three-song set including their hits, Need You Now and Just a Kiss, before taking a short break to perform new single, We Owned the Night.
However the last word belonged to Kid Rock. He delivered one last track, Born Free, before the NBC cameras officially turned to football.
All in all, they got what they’ve predicted rock ‘n’ roll and green and gold NFL spectacle in Titletown USA.