Michelle Obama To Appear By Video At Georgia Drive-In Voting Event

Michelle Obama

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is on a list of prominent figures taking part in a drive-in get-out-the-vote concert to help mobilize voters in Georgia ahead of state’s Senate runoff elections next month.

Obama’s nonpartisan When We All Vote organization announced the event on Monday. The organization partnered with Live Nation Urban, ONE Musicfest, The New Georgia Project, BET, More Than A Vote and other groups.

The name of the concert is “Celebrate Georgia!,” and is set to take place at the Cellairis Amphitheatre in Atlanta on Jan. 3.

The event will include performers from local and national talent. Obama’s organization announced hosts for the event which include Monica, Rick Ross, DJ Drama, Jack Harlow, Pastor Troy, Kenny Burns and Su Solo.

Michelle Obama will appear in a video segment during the event, as will Janelle Monáe, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington and Chris Paul.

There are also some celebrity ambassadors, including Jeezy, Common, Jidenna, Darren Criss, Sophia Bush and Tommy Dorfman.

According to The Hill, the group said the concert aims “to celebrate those that voted early and build momentum to get those who have not voted yet voted out to the polls on Election Day.” 

“Through the drive-in concert and early voting and Election Day activations across the state, Celebrate Georgia! will remind voters of their power, inspire voters to make their voices heard again, encourage volunteers and shine a light on the work happening on the ground in the Peach State,” the group added.

Former President Obama has also been cutting digital ads for Democrats in Georgia with just weeks until the runoffs.

He also went to Georgia earlier this month to campaign for Democrats Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock in Atlanta, who will be squaring off against incumbents Sens. David Perdue (R) and Kelly Loeffler (R) in their respective races in about two weeks.