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President Obama to Host White House Music Festival

President Barack Obama's office announced the first ever South by South Lawn Music, a "Festival of art, ideas, and action."

By Zach McCormick | September 2, 2016 | SOURCE: GoNews | PHOTO: Mark Skrobola 

In a masterful power play to cement his legacy as the United States' Coolest President Ever, President Barack Obama's office announced the first ever South by South Lawn Music, a "Festival of art, ideas, and action."

Inspired by and developed in conjunction with Austin's South by Southwest festival, SXSL is scheduled for October 3, and will be composed of interactive panel discussions, a student film festival, and musical performances by "well-known and emerging artists." No official artist lineup has been announced, but given the President's connections to the music world, there's huge potential for a stacked roster.

In a White House press release, festival organizers described SXSL as the natural extension of Obama's keynote speech on civic engagement and youth progressivism during South by Southwest 2016. In that spirit, SXSL is accepting nominations for artists and speakers "Creating change, big or small, in your community," to help build a more diverse event. You can submit nominations now via Whitehouse.gov.

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