Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz to Headline Hillary Clinton Nomination Concert

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Pop star Lady Gaga, rocker Lenny Kravitz and DJ Jazzy Jeff are set to headline a concert at the Democratic National Convention just hours before Hillary Clinton is formally nominated as the party’s nominee for President of the United States.

According to the Philly Voice, the three artists will headline a concert titled “Camden Rising” at the 23,000-seat BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey — just a few minutes’ drive across the Delaware River from the convention in Philadelphia — on Thursday, July 28.

Democratic National Committee member George E. Norcross III told the outlet that the concert will be one of the biggest entertainment events ever put on at a major party convention.

“As the world turns its attention to the Democratic National Convention, and hours before Secretary Clinton becomes the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major party, we wanted to say thank you to the hard-working women and men who have made the Democratic Party truly representative of America,” Norcross said in a statement to Philly Voice, which is co-sponsoring the concert.

All DNC delegates will be invited to the concert along with thousands of guests. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Hillary Clinton would attend the concert herself, although she was reportedly invited along with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

Lady Gaga has been a vocal supporter of Clinton throughout the Democratic primary. Most recently, the 30-year-old singer donned an American flag swimsuit to urge her millions of social media followers to vote for Clinton in California’s presidential primary, held last month.

The Camden Rising concert won’t be the only musical event going on at the Democratic National Convention this year. Rapper Snoop Dogg is set to host a “unity party” on the last day of the convention, ostensibly to persuade supporters of Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign to vote for Clinton. The rock band Los Lobos will also play at the unity party.


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