Biden: ‘I don’t know why you’re in this’
A senior White House official says Vice President Joe Biden and President Joe R. Biden Jr. will be among the first U.S. presidents to participate in the country’s annual Bohemian Rhapsody Night, an annual celebration of the American folk song tradition.
The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a private dinner event with Biden and his wife, Jill, said Biden will sing “Halleluja” and “Swan Lake” at the celebration.
The former president will sing at the end of the evening, which will include a performance by folk singer and country icon Bob Dylan.
The two-day celebration, which is the nation’s largest annual event, is typically held on Memorial Day weekend, when it is attended by celebrities and celebrities’ families.
The president and vice president will participate in a silent auction, where each singer will sell a piece of memorabilia that will be auctioned off at the event.
Biden will be joined on stage by fellow country music legends Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Jr.
Boeing, a major sponsor of the event, said the President will take the stage on Sunday at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to sing the national anthem with other artists.
The president is expected to take the microphone at the start of the show, according to the official.
During the show he will perform the song’s traditional refrain, “Hail, hail, from the South.”
The event was initially scheduled to take place over Memorial Day, but was postponed after the first-time U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley was forced to cancel the event because of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August.
The annual event was originally slated to take over the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in 2021.