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July 22, 2021

Saweetie and more will perform at 'Can't Wait Live' at the Mann Center

The event calls on Congress to address crises like climate disasters and unemployment

UPDATE July 30: It appears DaBaby has been removed from the lineup of "Can't Wait Live: A Concert for Job, Climate & Care" at the Mann Center after the rapper made homophobic comments during his recent set at Rolling Loud.

Original story: "Can't Wait Live: A Concert for Job, Climate & Care" will combine music and activism at the Mann Center.

The free concert will take place Friday, Aug. 13 and includes big names like DaBaby, Saweetie, Wyclef Jean, Mavis Staples, Snow Tha Product, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Beach Bunny and DJ Diamond Kuts.

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"Artists and organizers are calling on Congress to pass a legislative package that makes meaningful investments in jobs, climate, care, housing and immigration, and demand members of Congress stay in session until the package is passed," states the event.

Throughout the concert, artists, activists and other speakers will elaborate on their message to Democrats in Congress that "voters expect them to deliver on their commitments to bold, popular policies that will tackle decades of disinvestment and improve the post-pandemic lives of working people."

While "Can't Wait Live" is free to attend, registration is still necessary.

Registration does not guarantee entry. People will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

"Can’t Wait Live" is being organized and sponsored by the Working Families Party, MoveOn, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Service Employees International Union, Green New Deal Network, Patriotic Millionaires and more. 

"Can't Wait Live: A Concert for Job, Climate & Care"

Friday, Aug. 13
Free | 5:30 p.m.
Mann Center
5201 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19131

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