Music, Sports and Politics meet at 2013 Green Inaugural Ball

Guest post from Shelley Cohen.

We’re just days away from the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball, and we’re excited to announce the latest in who will be sharing the night with attendees.

Will.I.Am will once again perform at the Green Inaugural Ball, following up his appearance at the 2009 Green Ball.
Making his return from the 2009 Ball, seven-time Grammy Award winner will perform at this year’s event.

Listen to Will.I.Am’s latest collaboration with Britney Spears here:


Also performing will be Camp Freddy, a band composed of established musicians: Steve Stevens (Billy Idol, Michael Jackson); Matt Sorum (Guns and Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult); Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray, “E” Network host of “Extra); Billy Morrison (Billy Idol, The Cult); Chris Chaney (Alanis Morrissette, Janes Addiction); Donovan Leitch (Nancy Boy, Actor).

More performances by: New Orleans native and master trombonist, Trombone Shorty; Nicholas David (The Voice); and music mixed by DJ Neville C.

Among those mingling in the crowd will be Washington Redskins players Darrell Green, Lorenzo Alexander, Kedric Golston and Chris Wilson; The West Wing actor Melissa Fitzgerald; entertainers Tate Donovan, Les (Survivorman) Stroud and Gina Gershon; comedian Stephanie Miller and race car driver Leilani Munter.

A Who’s Who of Politicos will also be at the Green Inaugural Ball, including Gov-elect Jay Inslee (Wash.), Senators Michael Bennett (D-Colo.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.),; and Representatives Elizabeth Esty, (D-Conn.), Tulsi Gabbard, (D-Hawaii), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) and Peter Welch (D-Vermont).

And of course, from the Obama Administration, guests will rub elbows with Rachel Jacobson, Assistant Administrator for Fish and Wildlife; Bob Perciasepe, Deputy EPA Administrator; Jason Weller, Chief Natural Resources Conservation Service, among others!

Last week, we announced Musical Director for Grammy Award-winning recording artist Alicia Keys, Onree Gill; famed Latin percussionist Sheila E.; and singer-songwriter Mayer Hawthorne will also be performing. Stay tuned for more talent to be announced in the upcoming days.

If you haven’t purchased your 2013 Green Inaugural Ball tickets, purchase them soon before the event sells out.
Heading to the Green Ball? Don’t forget to tweet using the #GreenBall2013 hashtag.

Shelley Cohen is Chair of the Greening Committee for the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball. Ms. Cohen is an urban eco-mom with eighteen years of experience in environment and energy-related fields. She currently serves as a Senior Project Developer for Ameresco where she specializes in developing renewable energy and energy conservation projects, and is responsible for developing over 15MWs of renewable energy. Prior employment included jobs with EPA, the White House, and the office of Senator Joseph Lieberman (CT). Ms. Cohen’s green home includes eco-friendly materials, 12kw of solar PV, a cool roof, rain barrel, organic garden, and has been featured in local and national media. Ms. Cohen serves on the board of the National Wildlife Federation, and in 2012 was trained as a Climate Leader through the Climate Reality Project.

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Published: January 15, 2013