Sep 21, 2022 - World

Elton John to perform at White House

Elton John performs at Hyde Park on June 24 in London. Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Elton John is set to perform at an event hosted by President Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Friday, the White House announced.

The big picture: Celebrities like John are returning to the White House after refusing to visit during the Trump administration, per AP.

Details: The performance, which will take place on the South Lawn, is part of an event called "A Night When Hope and History Rhyme."

  • The event is celebrating the "unifying and healing power of music," and will honor the "everyday history-makers in the audience," including teachers, nurses, frontline workers and LGBTQ+ advocates, per the White House.

Flashback: John previously performed at a White House state dinner during the Clinton administration but declined to perform at Trump's 2017 inauguration, NPR reports.

Editor's note: We corrected the spelling of the last name for Jill Biden.

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