Stevie Wonder to join President Obama at Sunday's Hillary Clinton rally in Kissimmee
A few days before the election, Hillary Clinton is bringing in yet another big celebrity to assist her campaign in Central Florida.
Legendary singer Stevie Wonder will join President Barack Obama at a rally Sunday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, her campaign announced Friday. The free "Get Out the Vote" rally takes place at 1:30 p.m., with doors opening at noon.
Members of the public can register for tickets here and pick them up from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the following locations:
-- Celebration Coordinated Campaign Office, 3375 W Vine Street, Suite 207, Kissimmee
-- Buena Vista Lakes Staging Location, 101 Bridle Court, Kissimmee
-- Kissimmee Staging Location, 2200 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Suite 203, Kissimmee
Tickets are limited, and do not guarantee admission. Click here for details.
Sunday's show comes on the heels of another hot ticket, a concert by Jon Bon Jovi at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg, featuring an appearance by Tim Kaine. But despite Bon Jovi's megawatt celebrity and intimacy of that venue, Wonder's performance in support of Clinton might be more politically significant.
Three years ago, in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting and George Zimmerman's subsequent acquittal, Wonder swore he would never again perform in Florida until the state's Stand Your Ground laws were erased.
"As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world," Wonder said.
That means Sunday's rally with Obama is an exceedingly rare occasion to see Wonder in the Sunshine State -- and for all we know, it could be his last gig here for some time.
-- Jay Cridlin