Dems certainly know how to party. The convention this week in Philly is kicking off, and tons of celebrities and musical artists are swarming to Philly to perform, protest, or speak out. If you’re in Philly and want to enjoy some tunes, here’s a list of some of the best concerts that are taking place this week at (or near) the convention.
Alicia Keys at POLITICO Hub
When: Monday at 5 p.m.
Where: Commerce Square
Before taking the stage, the singer will take part in panel discussions alongside Sen. Cory Booker, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chelsea Handler, and others to promote her organization, We Are Here. Afterwards, she’ll perform at a special cocktail event. She better sing “Girl On Fire,” because Philly is consumed in hell-like heat today.
Janelle Monae, Idina Menzel, and Cyndi Lauper at Nancy Pelosi’s Opening Party and Women’s Tea
When: Monday and Tuesday
Where: Invite Only
If you’re lucky enough to have an invitation to these events, the performances will surely be spectacular. If not, we challenge you to find a way in. Good luck.
Fergie at the Creative Coalition’s Benefit Gala
When: Wednesday at 10 p.m.
Where: The location is only available to ticketholders
Fergie just released an insane music video to her new song, M.I.L.F.$ (pronounced MILF money) with other famous moms including Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen. Here’s to hoping she brings out the milk shower during her DNC performance.
Snoop Dogg at the Unity Concert
When: Thursday night
Where: The Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.)
The rapper, who changed his name back to Snoop Dogg after a brief stint as “Snoop Lion,” will perform at a “Unity Concert” hosted by super PACs. Snoop Dogg is a big Hillary Clinton supporter, and has openly endorsed her in the past.
Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, and Jazzy Jeff at the Camden Rising Concert
When: Thursday afternoon
Where: BB&T Pavilion
This star-studded concert is open to all delegates and their guests, and aims to highlight the progress that the city of Camden has made over the years. Even though Camden is in New Jersey, it’s just across the Delaware River and a quick trip for concert-goers.
Surprise Performances at the Convention
Where: Wells Fargo Center
Although the full schedule isn’t released, a couple artists have confirmed that they will be chillin’ inside the Wells Fargo Center. This list includes Demi Lovato, Paul Simon of Simon & Garfunkel, and Katy Perry. We’ll see who gives an impromptu performance.