Written by Live Nation Staff • Photography by Eric Tsurumoto, One Nation • January 10, 2017
Washington D.C. and celebrities are packing as many parties and performances as they can under Obama’s administration. Between party thrown by the Obamas themselves and the events scheduled on Inauguration Eve, D.C. has had a lively kickoff to 2017.
With Solange’s recently announced sold out performance and this concert, the night before the inauguration is about to be (dare we say it?) "LIT" (yeah, we said it). The National and Common will be headlining Show Up! which — according to Consequence of Sound — is “an event supporting reproductive health, freedom, and justice.” Taking place January 19, the concert is one of the many ways the music and arts community are taking their stand for certain rights that we may see change in the upcoming months under new leadership in the U.S.
Show Up! is being put on as a partnership between All Access and Planned Parenthood. All Access is an activist organization that held a series of pro-choice concerts in September. Taking place at the famous 9:30 Club, the artists involved are voicing their opinions about the future state of how legislation may favor pro-life agendas.
The National frontman Matt Berninger had much to say on the subject: "Women should be able to make their own decisions about their bodies and health. This is a basic human right, and we’re at the very beginning of a long and tough battle to defend these basic rights. A concert in DC, inspiring people to take action, seems like a pretty good way to kick it off.”
While we look forward to seeing all the artists come out to support a great cause, we are also looking forward to see them continue to fight the good fight once January 20 has come and gone.