WASHINGTON--The Obama campaign has been making a big push for younger supporters--their votes and their donations, even if they are on the low dollar side. What better way to capture the I-pod vote--"Generation Obama" than to provide tunes at a political rally.
The campaign, which almost never publicizes high dollar events, is splashing the headliners for two funders coming up, at the Riviera in Chicago near Lawrence and Racine and on Monday in Universal City near Los Angeles.
The Riviera, once a great movie theater in the mighty B&K chain, will host Macy Gray--just added to the show on Thursday LINK TO LISTEN as well as Jeff Tweedy, Jill Sobule, Stephan Jenkins and Leo Kremer.
At Universal City, the musical guests include Goo Goo Dolls and Ne-Yo.
These funders bracket the Iowa-South Carolina-New Hampshire swing the Obamas are taking with Oprah Winfrey--or as the Obama campaign calls her, Ms. Oprah Winfrey.
from the Obama campaign...
TOMORROW: Obama to Hold Generation Obama Event in Chicago
NEW ARTIST PERFORMING: Macy Gray Joins Tomorrow’s Generation Obama Line-Up
Including Musicians Jeff Tweedy, Jill Sobule,
Stephan Jenkins, Leo Kremer
Chicago, IL - Tomorrow, Senator Barack Obama will headline a Generation Obama Event in Chicago. He will be joined by musicians Jeff Tweedy, Jill Sobule, Stephan Jenkins, Leo Kremer, and Macy Gray.
GENERATION OBAMA EVENT DETAILS:
WHO: Senator Barack Obama and special guests Jeff Tweedy, Jill Sobule, Stephan Jenkins, Leo Kremer and Macy Gray
WHAT: Generation Obama Event
Senator Barack Obama to speak
Performing: Jeff Tweedy
Stephan Jenkins and Leo Kremer
WHEN: Friday, December 7, 2007
Doors Open at 7:00 PM
WHERE: The Riviera
4746 N. Racine Ave
Admission: This event is a fundraiser. Tickets can be purchased at http://my.barackobama.com/gochicago