Democratic National Convention's Star-Studded Guest List Includes Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato, Lenny Kravitz
The convention takes places in Philadelphia July 25 to 28.
By LIZ KREUTZ
July 14, 2016, 8:47 AM
• 4 min read
-- Public figures spanning the political and celebrity spectrum — from well-known Democrats to Hollywood heavyweights and chart-topping musicians — will head to Philadelphia later this month for the seemingly star-studded Democratic National Convention.
According to a convention scheduling document obtained by ABC News, "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston, Lady Gaga and Lenny Kravitz are among those slated to appear at events in Philadelphia during the week of the DNC, which runs July 25 to 28.
Although the official program for the convention, which is being held at the Wells Fargo Center has yet to be released, the document — which lists roughly 170 events planned throughout the week — gives an indication in to who will be in and around the city for the event.
According to the schedule, on July 24, singer Janelle Monáe will be the special guest performer at a concert reception hosted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The following day, actress Idina Menzel and singer Cyndi Lauper will perform at a DCCC women's luncheon, which will also feature "Scandal" actor Tony Goldwyn, who has become a semiregular surrogate for Clinton.
Gabby Giffords is hosting a concert for her gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, later that night with appearances by southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, "Pitch Perfect" actress Elizabeth Banks and "Star Trek" actor George Takei.
On the fourth and final day of the convention, Cranston will be the special guest at a private DCCC luncheon "honoring the Democratic nominee and Democratic ticket."
Kravitz, Lady Gaga and DJ Jazzy Jeff will perform at the DNC's "Camden Rising" concert that night.
Demi Lovato and Grace Potter are also scheduled to perform at parties throughout the week.
Politicians listed as attending events include Sens. Chris Murphy, Brian Schatz, Martin Henrich, Richard Blumenthal and Jeanne Shaheen, along with a number of members of Congress and local elected officials.
The Democratic National Convention will start four days after the end of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which begins next week.