C6 for live performance

I’m looking for a DAW that will let me use midi sequencing and audio tracks to augment a live band. Years ago, I used Cakewalk which had a playlist function where I could pick songs or “projects” and they would play in my specified order. I have Cubase 5 Essential now but I’m not finding any reference to using this product live. The arranger track seems to be an awkward way to create a playlist. Anyone have any ideas on how to use Cubase for live or which DAW I should use? Thanks!