Earlier this year, the Obamas went to SXSW (or South by Southwest), Austin's annual music, film, and media festival. And they must have been impressed with what they saw because the First Couple decided to bring their own version to the White House come October 3.
The lineup for South by South Lawn (or SXSL) has just been announced and the event will see the likes of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Lumineers, and DJ Beverly Bond (with more acts to be announced). Additionally, President Obama will have a conversation with Leonardo DiCaprio and climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe about the importance of protecting the planet before screening DiCaprio's climate documentary Before the Flood. Special guests will also include the cast of Netflix's Stranger Things during the screenings of three official student short film selections.
There will also be panel discussions "throughout the day that will explore how leaders in art, technology, food, innovation and social change are helping to move the country forward."
Get the details here.
Will you be heading to D.C. next week?