Fans of the funny pages probably noticed “Doonesbury” author Garry Trudeau recently poking fun at the Republican Party’s perceived lack of big-name entertainment supporters as both major parties prepare for their nominating conventions.
The Democratic National Convention likely won’t be facing a shortage of star wattage as
Morris told Pollstar he is merely helping out with entertainment and can’t speak for the DNC, but confirmed that
Given Morris’ relationship with the Eagles and the band’s support of Democratic candidates and causes, it was no surprise the band had been hotly rumored to be performing during the DNC. While that scenario has been shot down by sources in Denver, Bruce Springsteen’s name has surfaced and remained “an open question mark” at press time.
One need not be a delegate to see some top performers in the Mile High City during the convention week, nor be a Democratic Party supporter. City Park expects up to 20,000 people during the week for a series of concerts and protest.
Scheduled to appear with RATM are Flobots, The Coup, State Radio and MC5’s Wayne Kramer. Free tickets are available by lottery at Cuernavaca Park beginning August 24 for the show. The show starts at 11 a.m.
Meanwhile, Jesse Morreale, formerly of Denver’s Nobody In Particular Presents and now running M, Inc., is teaming with The Creative Coalition to bring a delegation of entertainment industry figures to both party conventions.
The delegations are led by co-chairs Tim Daly, Kerry Washington, Tom Fontana and Sue Kramer and include Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, Susan Sarandon, Annette Bening, Ellen Burstyn, Dana Delany and Barry Levinson.
Morreale’s restaurants – Mezcal, Tambien, La Rumba and Rockbar – will host issue-oriented luncheons, receptions and dinners during the week.