Solange is slated to perform at Busboys and Poets’ Peace Ball, a light in the tunnel event during President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration weekend.
Slated as an “alternative celebration“, The 2017 Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance will take place the night before Trump’s inauguration ceremony in the nation’s capital. It will be hosted at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will also be open to attendees of the ball.
Solange, whose album “A Seat at the Table” was nominated for a Grammy, also performed for the Obama’s farewell dinner this past week. She will be joined onstage by Esperanza Spalding and activists like Angela Davis, Danny Glover, Alice Walker, Van Jones, Eve Ensler, Ben Jealous, Melissa Harris-Perry and Ashley Judd, among others.
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“It’s not really an inaugural ball, it’s more of a gathering of folks to have some joy and camaraderie and get energized for, I think, a very long and arduous road ahead of us,” Andy Shallal, owner of Busboys and Poets — a popular of DC restaurant chain named after Langston Hughes, a DC native, who worked as a busboy at the Wardman Park Hotel in the 1920s before becoming a famous poet.
As for tickets? As one of the hottest tickets in town, they are all unsurprisingly sold-out unfortunately.
At $200 per person, the event will offer food, an open bar, live entertainment, dancing, and of course access to the always-sold-out museum.