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Joe Biden Fundraiser at Radio City Music Hall to Feature Barack Obama, Lizzo, Cynthia Erivo, Queen Latifah and More

On March 28, the Biden-Harris campaign is hosting a fundraiser at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, featuring former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton in addition to prominent figures from the entertainment industry. Described by Biden’s campaign as “historic” and the “most successful political fundraiser in American history,” the event is set to raise more than $25 million.

Mindy Kaling will host the event, which includes musical performances by Queen Latifah, Lizzo, Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo and Lea Michele. More than 5,000 people are anticipated to show up at the iconic venue, with donations ranging from $225 to $500,000.

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First Lady Jill Biden will kick off the evening, which leads up to an armchair conversation with the president, Obama and Clinton moderated by “The Late Show”‘s Stephen Colbert. Additionally, Biden-Harris campaign manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez will lead a grassroots virtual conversation with Biden, Obama and Clinton. Photographer Annie Liebovitz will be taking portraits of the highest-paying donors alongside the presidents.

The fundraiser was put together by Biden-Harris campaign co-chair Jeffrey Katzenberg, Biden-Harris campaign finance chair Rufus Gifford, Biden Victory Fund finance chair Chris Korge and Anna Wintour. Jordan Roth and Alex Timbers are the producers of the event.

Katzenberg spoke of the campaign’s fundraising efforts in a statement: “This historic raise is a show of strong enthusiasm for President Biden and Vice President Harris and a testament to the unprecedented fundraising machine we’ve built,” he said. “Unlike our opponent, every dollar we’re raising is going to reach the voters who will decide this election — communicating the president’s historic record, his vision for the future and laying plain the stakes of this election.”

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