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Chance the Rapper and Kelly Clarkson Are Playing at the National Christmas Tree Lighting

UPDATE, 11/17: The Lumineers, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have been added to the lineup, the National Park Service announced Thursday.

UPDATE, 10/6: James Taylor has been added to the lineup, the National Park Service announced.

Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, and Yolanda Adams will perform at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on December 1, the National Park Service announced September 23. 

Tickets to the event on the Ellipse will be free and distributed through an online lottery, which opens October 7. Only one entry per household is permitted.

The lucky lottery winners can look forward to a fun mix of genres, as Chance’s explosive rap joins Clarkson’s upbeat pop and Adams’ soulful gospel. In Chance’s already-immortal words, “We gon’ have a juke jam / We can have a party, just listening to music.”


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