Chance the Rapper to Perform at White House Christmas Tree Lighting
Lil Chano is going back to the White House.
Chance the Rapper will join Kelly Clarkson and Yolanda Adams at the 2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Dec. 1, according to Billboard.
The Magnificent Coloring Day maestro has deep ties to President Barack Obama. His father, Ken Bennett, was once an Obama aide and more recently the POTUS included “Acid Rain” on his summer playlist. Plus, according to Chance, the Obamas are “bumping Coloring Book hard” at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Beyond that, Lil Chano was also part of Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper event in April where several artists spoke with the prez about criminal justice reform. Now, he’s excited for his return to the White House.
“Proud to announce I’ll [be] giving a private performance at the @WhiteHouse Christmas Tree Lighting,” he tweeted. “One of the biggest honors as an artist.”
Proud to announce I'll giving a private performance at the @WhiteHouse Christmas Tree Lighting. One of the biggest honors as an artist.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) September 28, 2016
Clarkson also has White House ties. In 2013, she sang “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” for President Obama’s second inauguration. Meanwhile, Adams was part of the White House’s “In Performance” in honor of Ray Charles earlier this year.
Want to attend the lighting ceremony? Free tickets will be given to the 94th annual event through an online lottery on Oct. 7 via The National Tree’s website.
The show will be broadcast on the Hallmark Channel on Friday, Dec. 2.