Booker T, Justin Timberlake, Alabama Shakes and More to Perform at White House Tonight
Booker T. Jones, Justin Timberlake, Alabama Shakes, Mavis Staples, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Steve Cropper, Joshua Ledet and Sam Moore will perform at the White House tonight as part of a concert honoring Memphis soul. Jones, who made a name for himself with Memphis’ legendary Stax Records, will serve as musical director for the event. The show will begin at 6:55pm EST and the entire thing will be streamed live via the Whitehouse website. PBS will then broadcast In Performance at the White House: Memphis Soul, on April 16 at 8pm.
The performance will be the 10th installment of the White House’s “In Performance” series. Last year’s Red, White and Blues concert featured B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Gary Clark Jr. and Jeff Beck.