Lead singer Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters perform during a sound check prior to the final session of the Democratic National Convention (Photo : Reuters)
The final day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) will not only feature politicians taking the stage, but several musical performances, from rock, funk, country, to R&B.
The first two days of the DNC saw performances from Amber Riley from "Glee," "American Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez, and DJ Cassidy.
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Tonight's events will see numbers ranging back from the disco era to today's mainstream songs.
The national anthem will be sung by Marc Anthony. He previously sang for President Barack Obama's fundraiser in late June in Miami Beach. Anthony has supported Obama since his 2008 presidential run.
"The president has our back, so it's time to let him know that we've got his," said Anthony, regarding Obama's support for Latinos.
The Foo Fighters are set to rock the stage. The band, formed in 1994 by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, has won 11 Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards. They have previously performed for Obama at a fundraiser performing various hits such as “Learn to Fly,” “Hero,” and “Everlong.”
R&B singer Mary J. Blige will make another performance for Obama, previously singing at the “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in 2009. Blige has won eight Grammy Awards and two World Music Awards, among the more than 40 awards she’s won during her career.
American singer and songwriter James Taylor will also grace the stage, known for his ‘70s hit “Fire and Rain” and “You’ve Got a Friend.” He has performed for a couple of Obama’s fundraisers where $675,000 was raised, according to ABC News.
“I am so – I really love this president. I love what it says about America, that we were able to elect this man,” said Taylor, 63, during an interview with WCNC.
The North Carolina-based Delta Rae will perform for the DNC. The band, which recently signed a record deal with Warner Bros.’ subsidiary label Sire Records, is no stranger when it comes to politics. The sextet band recorded a song based on the Proposition 8 controversy in California and marriage equality.
Also set is soul, disco, funk, and R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire. Originating in Chicago by Maurice White in 1969, the band is known for being the first African-American performers to sell out at Madison Square Garden and previously performed for Obama for his first social event in 2009. The band has won six Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards.
DNC Confirmed Performers: Sept. 6:
Mary J. Blige
Earth, Wind and Fire
Inspire the Fire
Marc Anthony (national anthem)
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