Rapper Common To Host National Tree Lighting Ceremony
The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced thatHip-Hop artist and actor Common will host the 2010 National Christmas Tree Lighting.
In addition, ten-year-old “America’s Got Talent” soprano prodigy Jackie Evancho and singer-songwriter Jim James, from rock group My Morning Jacket, will perform at the event, which will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. on the Ellipse at President’s Park inWashington, D.C.
The ceremony will usher in the holiday season in our nation’s capital and can be viewed LIVE online at http://www.thenationaltree.org or on public television throughout the month of December.
Common, Jackie Evancho and Jim James join previously announced artists including blues legend B.B. King, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and pianist Sara Bareilles, and Grammy®-award winning band Maroon 5 for the 87th anniversary of the event.
The star-studded line up will offer a diverse and entertaining program of traditional holiday music and other surprises yet to be announced.
For more information about the 2010 National Christmas Tree Lighting, visit http://www.thenationaltree.org.