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White noise: Orlando Calling full, official lineup

July 21, 2011
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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

Pixies

The Avett Brothers

The Roots

The Raconteurs

Gogol Bordello

O.A.R.

Iron and Wine

Pete Yorn

Gavin DeGraw

Jenny and Johnny

Drive By Truckers

Civil Twilight

Lucero

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

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