Music is all around us—in the wind, the rain, and the weird sounds that children make. Listen to something that's actually been rehearsed with this GrouponLive deal to the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball at the Newseum on Sunday, January 20. Choose between the following options:
- For $250, you get one general-admission ticket for entry at 8 p.m. (a $400 value). The ticket includes open bar and unlimited dishes and desserts.
- For $1,300, you get one VIP ticket for entry at 7 p.m. (a $1,950 value). VIP admission includes the following:
- VIP-only Green Carpet entrance and photo op
- Admission to seventh-floor cocktail lounge with an full bar, specialty dishes, and a terrace with views of the Capitol
- Access to acoustic performances and a presidential-campaign exhibit on the sixth floor
- Access to the VIP-only second floor with a photo booth, an interactive NBC News exhibit, and a balcony with unobstructed views of the stage
- Name displayed on the big screen as a VIP supporter
On the eve of the presidential inauguration, the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball corrals political leaders in the fields of conservation, clean technology, and renewable energy to celebrate the environmental successes of the last four years and inspire continual progress. At the black-tie affair––which in 2009 featured celebrity guests Maroon 5, Al Gore, and Melissa Etheridge––attendees can brush elbows with current members of Congress, including Massachusetts House member Ed Markey and Minnesota Senator Al Franken, as they brainstorm about oil alternatives and clean technology.
Later in the evening, guests flock to Newseum’s stage for a plethora of live musical entertainment, including sets by Black Eyed Peas member Will.i.am, who unleashes his smooth lyrical flow on songs from his upcoming album, #willpower. Legendary percussionist Sheila E. unleashes infectious beats using her multipiece drum set and the megaphone installed over her heart, and soul singer Mayer Hawthorne croons tunes such as “The Walk” and “No Strings.” Renowned music producer Onree Gill—who has worked with Alicia Keys, Sade, and Annie Lennox—performs a soulful set with the help of Keys’ band. Rounding out the lineup, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath and Guns N’ Roses’ Matt Sorum incite slow dancing and deep contemplation with their acoustic guitars.
Other familiar faces scheduled to attend include Washington Redskins football players Darrell Green, Lorenzo Alexander, Kedric Golston, and Chris Wilson, who will be available for autographs, photos, and shoestring tackles. Throughout the event, visitors also can investigate Newseum’s myriad political exhibits, and sample appetizers and libations from the open bar.