Atkins performs at Xmas tree lighting event
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
– Rodney Atkins will perform at the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting festivities on Thursday, Dec. 1 in Washington, D.C. Atkins will join television and radio personality Carson Daly who is hosting the event with additional musical performances from OneRepublic and singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius.
The evening will also feature a special appearance by Kermit the Frog along with several other special guests. Additional performers and special guests for the event will be announced shortly.
The ceremony can be viewed live online at www.thenationaltree.org beginning at 4:30 p.m. eastern.
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