To aid conventioneers in their revelry, local elected officials are expected to pass legislation that will allow some establishments to stay open later the areas currently 2 a.m. last call deadline.
Among the many day, afternoon and evening parties hosted by corporate sponsors is a recently announced concert feature Lady Gaga, Lenny Karvitz and DJ Jazzy Jeff. The event named “Camden Rising,” will be held in Camden, NJ, just across the Deleware River from Philly.
Camden, once identified as “the Most Dangerous Town in America,” is using the concert as a way to bring attention to the effort the city has taken to rebuild.
Tickets for the Thurs., July 28, event will be made available to all convention delegates and thousands of invited guests. Secretary Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, Democratic elected officials and party leaders from across the country will be invited to join thousands of convention delegates and local supporters at the concert.
“As the world turns its attention to the Democratic National Convention, and hours before Secretary Clinton becomes the first woman to be the presidential nominee of a major party, we wanted to say thank you to the hard-working women and men who have made the Democratic Party truly representative of America,” said George E. Norcross III, a member of the Democratic National Committee and the chairman of Camden’s Cooper University Healthcare and the MD Anderson Cancer Center at Copper.
Norcross is the brother of Congressman Donald W. Norcross who represents Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties in the U.S. House, will attend the concert as a special guest.
President Barack Obama speaks at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, Monday, May 18, 2015, in Camden, NJ. Obama traveled to Camden to visit with local law enforcement, meet with young people in the Camden community and tour the Real-Time Tactical Operation Intelligence Center at the Camden County Police Dept. headquarters.
According to George Norcross, “Camden Rising” is believed to be one of the biggest entertainment bashes in the history of Democratic conventions and will energize delegates and supporters. Live Nation will host and produce the concert at the 23,000-seat BB&T Pavilion in Camden, which will begin in the early afternoon.