John Legend, Jennifer Hudson to Perform at Democratic National Convention

John Legend and Jennifer Hudson will perform at the Democratic National Convention ahead of the 2020 Election. (Credit Deposit Photos)

Some of the biggest names in music are set to perform at the Democratic National Convention.

Among the performers booked to take the stage are John Legend, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Hudson, Common, Billy Porter and The Chicks. Along with the star-studded talent, Monday night’s lineup will include a performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” featuring youth choir members from across America.

The gathering runs from Aug. 17-20, and will make the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ticket official. The four day event will feature speakers every night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m ET, and is set to take place at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. However, some delegates and speakers will send in their votes and give their addresses virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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According to convention planners, the music at the event will showcase a mix of both new and old, while mobilizing Democratic voters.

“These incredible artists will help us tell the story of where we are as a country today under Donald Trump’s failed leadership, and the promise of what we can and should be with Joe Biden as president,” Stephanie Cutter, 2020 Democratic National Convention Program Executive, said in a press release. “These artists are committed to engaging with, registering and mobilizing voters to get us over the finish line in November.”

Keynote speeches will be given by Michelle Obama on Monday, Jill Biden on Tuesday, former President Barack Obama on Wednesday night, and Joe Biden will take the stage on Thursday evening to address the nation and formally accept the Democratic party’s presidential nomination.

A convention schedule can be found here.