Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, Indigo Girls to Perform at Women’s March Protest
Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, Indigo Girls, and Angelique Kidjo are among the artists who will perform at a concert associated with Saturday’s Women’s March protest event in Washington, D.C., the AP reports. The remainder of the lineup includes Mary Chapin Carpenter, MC Lyte, celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson, blues and folk musician Toshi Reagon, and songwriter and violinist Emily Well.
It wasn’t yet clear when and where the announced artists will perform. Several other artists have given public support to the event, including Questlove, Grimes, Neko Case, Rakim, and Lila Downs.
The Women’s March is expected to draw large crowds the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. A separate Official March After-Party at D.C.’s 9:30 Club will feature Sleater-Kinney, the National, Ted Leo, Ronson, and comedians Tig Notaro and Janeane Garofalo. Proceeds from that event benefit Planned Parenthood.
While the Women’s March won’t feature Beyoncé, it did secure her official endorsement on Facebook: