UPDATE, MONDAY PM: Jon Bon Jovi, Jennifer Hudson and Stevie Wonder have joined the performance lineup for President Obama‘s concert fundraiser next month at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live, Deadline has learned exclusively today. More names are expected to be released soon as organizers lock down final plans for the October 7 event. Bon Jovi, Hudson and long time Obama supporter Wonder join the previously announced Katy Perry and Earth, Wind & Fire on the bill, dubbed the 30 Days To Victory Concert, which is being put on jointly by the campaign’s Entertainment Advisory Council and veteran Hollywood special events producer Ken Ehrlich. Tickets remain on sale, we’re told.
PREVIOUS, FRIDAY PM: The Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill down at LA Live will be serving President Obama and some big donors October 7, a source with knowledge of the fundraising event told Deadline tonight. Jeffrey Katzenberg will be co-hosting the now $25,000 a ticket dinner scheduled after the 30 Days To Victory Concert at the Nokia Theatre. Harvey Weinstein may also come on board as co-host for the intimate meal between the incumbent and his wealthier supporters. Both Katzenberg and Weinstein are big Obama backers and have hosted exclusive high-priced dinners for the President. Earth, Wind & Fire are confirmed to perform at the concert, Deadline has learned. So is pop star Katy Perry. This will be Perry’s first appearance at an Obama campaign event. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who gave the keynote at the Democratic National Convention earlier this month, will speak, as will Obama. More performers and speakers are expected to be announced in the next few days. Tickets for the concert at the 7100-seat Nokia have been on sale at the campaign website for the past few days. All the $44 — Obama’s number in the line of Presidents — and $100 tickets are sold out but there are still $250, $1,000 and $2,500 tickets left. Those willing to put down $10,000 can get a picture with Obama and other VIP amenities. Doors open at the event at 2:30 PM on October 7.
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