The Motor City’s favorite American Bad Ass, Kid Rock, closed the show for two days of hard rock and metal at the Carolina Rebellion music festival.

The mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival, Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion, returned to the Charlotte Motor Speedway for a weekend of explosive high-energy rock n’ roll! Located in Concord, North Carolina, this annual AEG Live produced event took place during the weekend of May 3rd & 4th, 2014. Featuring on-site camping at the Rock City Campgrounds, Carolina Rebellion has quickly grown to be the Carolinas’ biggest weekend of rock.

Kid Rock took the stage at the end of day two of the rock music festival. The Kid hit the stage with his usual panache revving up the crowd, jumping about, and having a great time. His stage presence and charisma are undeniable. When you are a fan of his or not, it is hard not to like Kid Rock after seeing him live.

Kid Rock setlist:
Devil Without a Cause
You Never Met a Motherfucker Quite Like Me
American Bad Ass
Forever
Cocky
Somebody’s Gotta Feel This / Fist of Rage
Cowboy/Good Ol Boys
Only God Knows Why
Born Free
All Summer Long
Bawitdaba

Our guest photographer, Jimmy Davis, was on hand to capture Kid Rock on stage at his finest. Here are his photos:

Kid Rock:


The Carolina Rebellion included nearly 30 bands performing on three stages over two days. In addition to Kid Rock, the festival fielded names such as Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, and Anthrax. Unlike the 2013 festival, this year had perfect weather with plenty of sunshine, clear skies, and high 70s and 80s all weekend. With the weather cooperating and dozens of great bands, this turned out to be the perfect weekend of rock and metal in the American southeast. Whoever said the South will never rise again has clearly not witnessed the Carolina Rebellion!

Day One Line Up:
Monster Carolina Stage:
• Avenged Sevenfold
• Volbeat
• Anthrax
• Black Label Society
• Adelitas Way

Monster Rebellion Stage:
• Rob Zombie
• Seether
• Killswitch Engage
• Black Stone Cherry
• Trivium

Jägermeister Stage:
• Fozzy
• Thousand Foot Krutch
• Kyng
• Devour The Day
• Truckfighters

Day Two Line Up:
Monster Carolina Stage:
Kid Rock
311
A Day To Remember
Theory Of A Deadman
Hellyeah

Monster Rebellion Stage:
Five Finger Death Punch
Staind
Alter Bridge
Fuel
Nothing More

Jägermeister Stage:
Memphis May Fire
Redlight King
Twelve Foot Ninja
Gemini Syndrome

In addition to the line up above, Cadaever Dogs, Eve to Adam, and Red, White & Crue also played the event pre-party on the evening of Friday, May 2nd.

Our photographer, Sarah Dunbar, was on-hand to catch a variety of these bands in action on Day 1. Here are here photos:

Carolina Rebellion – Day 1