White House to Host the Blues: B.B. King, Mick Jagger to Perform

The next In Performance at the White House will be devoted to the blues, with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger and Keb Mo among the artists who will be performing.

The Feb. 21 event — to be shown on PBS six days later — will be the eighth “In Performance at the White House” hosted by the Obamas. The event will be streamed live on the White House website.

Also scheduled to perform will be Try “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Shemekia Copeland, Warren Haynes, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. Taraji P. Henson will be the host and Booker T. Jones will be music director and band leader.

First Lady Michelle Obama will host a daytime event for 120 middle and high school students with a workshop, “At the Crossroads: A History of Blues in America.”

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