Alicia Keys Will Headline Politico Event at DNC

Keys will be on a panel about civil rights the Monday of the convention week. She’ll perform afterward.

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys in 2008. (Photo by LuxTonnerre used under a Creative Commons license)

The DNC has its first big-name act – well, besides Hillary Clinton.

Today Politico announced Alicia Keys will headline a special DNC opening celebration on Monday, July 25th. The event will take place at the Politico Hub at the DNC, which per the site “will provide a top-notch destination experience for convention attendees in Philadelphia.” It’s at Commerce Square off Market Street in Center City.

Keys’ appearance is part of the We Are Here Movement, which Keys founded two years ago to advocate for various social justice causes. The evening at the DNC will open with a “thought-provoking panel discussion on criminal justice reform and civil rights featuring Alicia Keys and other thought-leaders.”

Afterwards, there will be a cocktail reception and “intimate” performance by Keys. Unfortunately, the event is invite-only, but it will be livestreamed at

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