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Orlando Calling!

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Orlando Calling will be a weekend long action-packed festival set in America’s entertainment playground of Orlando, Florida at the world famous Citrus Bowl Park. Featuring four stages of American Artists, Orlando Calling will present platinum-selling marquee acts, icons from the genres of Blues, Country, Rock, Alternative, Nu Folk and R&B.  The Festival will also showcase exciting young talent emerging from the Central Florida area and across the nation.  Tickets and ticket packages are on sale now!

 November 12th & 13th!

The Festival will feature full sets from its headline artists.  The Killers, will perform a rare US show, their first public appearance in over two years, as Saturday night’s headline act.  Sunday night’s headliner, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, will perform on an outdoor festival bill for the first time in decades, and for a rare and unique Festival appearance, Kid Rock will join the bill. Other artists will include seminal indie rock acts The Raconteurs and Pixies, and the popular folk rock ensemble, The Avett Brothers.

 

New artists recently added:

Kid Cudi
Less Than Jake
Kids These Days
Parachute
Elizabeth Cook
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Deep Dark Woods
The Apache Relay
States
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
Aunt Martha
Quiet Company
Gonzo Jones

 

Local Orlando Favorites:
Hindu Cowboys
Kaleigh Baker
Thomas Wynn & the Believers
Big 10-4
Le Blorr
Jubal’s Kin
Andy Matchett & The Minks
Savannah
Danny Leggett

Stage One headliners will be the only live music during their headline set – but during the weekend, Festival fans will be able to experience all the action from multiple stages and performance areas in a way that is accessible, inclusive, and designed as a shared celebration of American music heritage and culture.  Additionally, a  ‘coffee house’ venue will spotlight traditional folk, bluegrass, jazz and other legacy artists, and will promote the work of local and regional artisans, visual artists, and craft vendors.

 

Fans will be able to enjoy a downtown music festival in a major regional hub, utilizing local hotel accommodations and free and frequent shuttle bus service directly from downtown to the festival site at the Florida Citrus Bowl Park. Additional late night shows and other activities are planned throughout the weekend in Downtown Orlando.

 

Additional information will be available at The website here!

 

 

FULL LIST OF ARTISTS PERFORMING

 

SATURDAY:
The Killers
The Raconteurs
Pixies
The Avett Brothers
The Roots
Gogol Bordello
Kid Cudi
O.A.R.
Gavin DeGraw
Iron and Wine
Jenny and Johnny
Kids These Days
Parachute
Drive-By Truckers
Dr. Dog
Pete Yorn
Lucero
Civil Twilight
The Felice Brothers
Deep Dark Woods
Less Than Jake
Kaleigh Baker
States
Le Blorr
Renee & the Translators
Jubal’s Kin
Andy Matchett & The Minks
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
Danny Leggett

SUNDAY:
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Kid Rock
Blake Shelton
Doobie Brothers
Warren Haynes Band
Hindu Cowboys
Dwight Yoakam
Chris Isaak
Buddy Guy
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
The Flatlanders
Elizabeth Cook
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Blues Traveler
Brandi Carlile
Justin Townes Earle
Michelle Branch
Los Lonely Boys
The David Mayfield Parade
The Apache Relay
The Supervillains
Thomas Wynn & The Believers
Big 10-4
Ben Sollee
Aunt Martha
Quiet Company
Gonzo Jones
Savannah

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Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando

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Ange Alex

I owe him a poem:

Here’s a story of a sad clown who one night in February was traveling through O-town. 

He brought a suitcase and a lot of gum, he brought music and videos and tons of fun.

He sang high but mostly he sang low, and he put of one hell of a good show.

He gave a bearded guy a cupcake and danced with a lady, a wolf he would make

There is no doubt he is a boss sir, he even got love from Kevin Costner.

Fans filled the plaza for a night of delight as the 7 foot clown gave us some real insight.

He sang Bowie and Queen and even some Who, also Cash, Lorde and “Let it go” too

Videos played of pets and babies crying, also beautiful artwork and people smiling.

Last night Orlando was anything but mad as we showed much love for a clown that is sad.

Ok, I’d cry too after that poem. Here’s some more info:

If you haven’t been to see a Puddles Pity Party show, you are missing out. 

The show had me smiling and laughing so hard my stomach hurt, but I was also moved so many times by the range of Puddles voice. True entertainment never gets old and I have a feeling he is going to last forever.

I loved the interaction he had with the crowd. He pulled numerous people up to help him on stage and all of them were good sports, one man even singing the entire song, “All by myself” karaoke style! The show was so well thought out and planned but with room for some hilarious improv. Especially at the end when he pulled the 3 fans from the audience dressed like clowns. At the end of them performing together, Puddles suddenly remembers that he is scared of clowns! Genius! 

Hands down one of the best performances I’ve seen in years.

 

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Kingsized Holiday Fun! Big Mike is Back at the Variety Playhouse!

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Big Mike Geier and his Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll Orchestra, along with the Dames Aflame Dancers, Lil’ Santa and other special guests, bring tidings of comfort and joy with their signature glitz and glamour in what has become a tinsel-time tradition at the Variety Playhouse. The all-ages 90-minute show features your Holiday favorites by the likes of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Heat Miser, The Grinch and more!

Photo: Emily Butler

We caught up with Big Mike to ask a few questions.

TBB: Big Mike! It’s been a couple years since we had the pleasure of seeing you perform live. We are so excited to be back in Atlanta and we are ready for this show. What can you tell us about this years event?

Big Mike: Welcome back to Atlanta, Ange! We’re also excited to be in town for another wild and wonderful Holiday Jubilee. We like to honor the tradition that the Jubilee has become and don’t mess too much with the format. You can expect the always magnificent sounds of the 12-piece Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll orchestra performing your favorite holiday classics and the dazzling Dames Aflame dancers providing the glamour. The show is all about holiday nostalgia, whatever that means to you: Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Donnie Hathaway, The Grinch, Rankin Bass, Peanuts, the Dreidel Song? It’s all in there.

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Turkuaz at Aisle 5

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Brooklyn based funk band Turkuaz played at Aisle Five in Atlanta last week and here are some shots from the show!

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