White noise: Orlando Calling full, official lineup



Melvin Benn (left) and Mayor Buddy Dyer
  • Melvin Benn (left) and Mayor Buddy Dyer

A grinning Mayor Buddy Dyer and Festival Republic's Melvin Benn convened at Gibson showroom about 15 minutes ago to announce what they'd already leaked: the first annual Orlando Calling lineup, to be played out Nov. 12-13 at the Citrus Bowl.

America the Beautiful was the theme as Benn hammered home his pride in bringing his particular expertise to yet another continent, one that, according to Dyer, "doesn't have many music festivals." Um, huh?

"The American cultural experience" is what Benn hopes to convey with this lineup that could've easily been cribbed off Dyer's iTunes playlist. "This is America," Benn declared. No, Melvin, this is Orlando. Or, actually, this is what you and the Mayor think is Orlando.  Tickets will range from $80 for a single day to $150 plus taxes and fees for both days. Reasonable? OK, sure. Because we must, let's do this:

Saturday, Nov. 12:

The Killers


The Avett Brothers

The Roots

The Raconteurs

Gogol Bordello


Iron and Wine

Pete Yorn

Gavin DeGraw

Jenny and Johnny

Drive By Truckers

Civil Twilight


Dr. Dog

Justin Townes Earle

Felice Brothers

Ben Sollee

Renee & the Translators

Sunday, Nov. 13:

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

Kid Rock

Blake Shelton

Doobie Brothers

Dwight Yoakum

Buddy Guy

Warren Haynes Band

Chris Isaak

Brandi Carlile

Robert Randolph & the Family Band

Michelle Branch

The Flatlanders

Los Lonely Boys

Blues Traveler

Justin Townes Earle (again)

The David Mayfield Parade

The Supervillains

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.