By Anthony Donatelli

A little country, a little rock and a lot of dancing was the recipe for success Saturday night as Darius Rucker brought his 2016 Good For A Good Time summer concert tour to Irvine Meadows.

The weather on this particular evening provided a perfect night for family and friends to sing along in the historic amphitheater for Rucker’s final appearance.

“Since this is our last night in Irvine ever, I wanna know where all the country music fans are at!” he exclaimed.

The 50-year old Rucker pleased all ages in attendance, from playing a steady dose of Hootie and the Blowfish covers to his recent and newer Nashville hits.

One of those new hits is a song called “If I Told You,” which has Rucker playing a man that has many flaws, asking his lover to accept him.

Related: Lauren Alaina vs. Darius Rucker: Frog Wars

The South Carolina native made sure to bring his #1 songs with him as well as he led a giant Orange County sing-a-long with “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” “This” and his very first number one single “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It.”

Then there were songs that Rucker totally let loose with. One in particular was a crowd roaring mashup of Garth Brook’s “Friends In Low Places” with Blackstreet’s “No Diggity.”

Shortly following that was a performance featuring Rucker’s tour mates Dan + Shay and Michael Ray. The team got together and belted out an extremely fun rendition “Hold My Hand.”

Related: Dan + Shay Rock Out At Irvine Meadows Amphitheater [SETLIST]

As Rucker came back out for his encore, things got more personal as he sang the heartfelt “So I Sing.” Then, after a euphoric rendition of “Wagon Wheel,” Rucker roared out an emotional rendition of Prince’s “Purple Rain.”

From top to bottom, Rucker put on a very organic show that had plenty of us relating to his real life songs. It was a show that reminded us what summer is all about. Dancing, singing and having fun underneath the Southern California stars.

Lighter Up
Southern State of Mind
Time (Hootie & the Blowfish cover)
If I Told You
Good For A Good Time
True Believers
It Won’t Be Like This For Long
Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It
Friends In Low Places (Garth Brooks cover)
No Diggity (Blackstreet cover)
Let Her Cry (Hootie & the Blowfish)
History In The Making
Hold My Hand (Hootie & the Blowfish cover)
Thank God I’m A Country Boy (John Denver cover)
Homegrown Honey
Only Wanna Be With You (Hootie & the Blowfish cover)
Come Back Song
So I Sang
Wagon Wheel (Old Crow Medicine Show cover)
Purple Rain (Prince cover)


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