North Carolina icons highlighted as part of entertainment at Bank of America Stadium
CHARLOTTE, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling it a "tribute to the dynamic convention host state," the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today announced part of the lineup for festivities that will precede President Obama's nomination acceptance speech at the Bank of America Stadium on Thursday, September 6. Five-time Grammy award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee James Taylor; local performing arts group and stars of America's Got Talent, Inspire the Fire; and genre-bending rock band Delta Rae will perform for delegates, convention guests and tens of thousands of Americans who registered for, and received, free community credentials to attend President Obama and Vice President Biden's acceptance speeches on the final night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
"I'm all fired up to take the stage at the Democratic Convention for President Obama right here in North Carolina," said James Taylor, who penned and performed "Carolina in my Mind" – the iconic song that many people from North Carolina consider to be the state's unofficial anthem. "I think it's so important that he have a second term to keep this country moving forward."
"Highlighting such amazing talent from North Carolina as part of the entertainment at the convention's closing event is just one way that convention organizers are working to bring the flavor of North Carolina to all Americans," said DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan. "Whether you're one of the tens of thousands who received community credentials to attend this historic event in person, or tuning in remotely, you will have a taste of the wonderful region that is home to this year's convention."
The DNCC will unveil additional convention program details in the coming days. The first two days of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5, will be held at Time Warner Cable Arena.