Democratic National Convention 2016: Everything You Need to Know

Now it is the Democrats’ turn in the spotlight.

— -- The Republican National Convention wrapped up this week, and now it is the Democrats’ turn in the spotlight.

Here is everything you need to know about the convention:

Why Philly?

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell began vying back in 2014 for the chance to host the DNC.

The City of Brotherly Love was officially chosen as the 2016 DNC host city last February, beating out Brooklyn, New York; Columbus, Ohio; and Phoenix, Arizona among others.

While it’s not the first time Philadelphia will host a presidential convention, it has been over a decade since the city’s last gig. In 2000, Philadelphia hosted the Republican National Convention, at which then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush became the party's nominee.

Schedule Sneak Peek

The convention is shaping up to be a star-studded event featuring big names in politics alongside Hollywood celebrities.

Tuesday night will be the roll call vote that will officially nominate Clinton.

Chelsea Clinton will help her mother wrap up the convention on Thursday, and Hillary Clinton is expected to speak about her vision for the country that night.

Throughout the convention, actors and singers who are Hillary supporters will grace the stage, including Katy Perry, Eva Longoria, Alicia Keys, Demi Lovato, Tony Goldwyn, and Lena Dunham.

Backing for Bernie

Sanders’ presidential campaign may have come to an end, but the movement he started continues. The City of Brotherly Love will “feel the Bern,” as supporters hold a week of rallies to show their support for the Vermont senator.

“We want a YUGE demonstration/march at the convention in Philly as well as YUGE solidarity marches across the country to send a clear message to the establishment,” the Facebook page created for, “March for Bernie at DNC,” reads.

Philadelphia approved four pro-Sanders rallies during convention week

Superdelegate Fight Spills Over Into Philly

Superdelegates -- unbound delegates who typically hold or have held elective office Congress, as a governor or the like -- are free to vote for the candidate of their choice during the formal nominating process.

It is the support of these unpledged delegates that, when combined with bound delegates distributed as a result of caucus and primary vote totals, pushed Clinton over the threshold to clinch the nomination.

Some are seeking to eliminate the influence of superdelegates during future primaries and conventions. The DNC Rules Committee is meeting Saturday to vote on the suspension of the superdelegate system.

“It is time for the DNC and its Rules Committee to ensure that the voices of voters -- not party insiders -- will always be the deciding factor in our nominating process,” said Aaron Regunberg, a Rhode Island state representative and DNC Rules Committee member.