B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Keb' Mo' Among Artists to Perform at White House Blues Event

Posted by Michael Mueller on February 21, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Just saw a message from Jeff Beck saying he's on his way to perform at the White House tonight (2/21), adding, "There will be some surprise collaborations tonight so make sure you watch."

Beck, along with B.B. King, Mick Jagger, and Keb' Mo', among others, will be performing as part of "In Performance at the White House: Red, White, and Blues," a program organized to celebrate blues music as part of Black History Month. The program will be live streamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live, and also broadcast on PBS stations at 9 p.m. on February 27.

President Obama will deliver remarks at the event.

The President and his wife, Michelle, have hosted several "In Performance" evenings featuring Broadway, Hispanic, and country music, among others.

UPDATE: Following the evening's star-studded performances, President Obama joined the jam to sing a chorus of "Sweet Home Chicago!" Video below!

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thirdstone on February 23, 2012 at 7:43 PM

very cool. but why was Jagger there? His performance in "five long years" was totally bogus and pitiful.