Multi-award-winning players The Grascals are set to perform at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 as part of a celebration of the president's inauguration.
Per a Jan. 16 missive from the Grammy-nominated band's PR camp, the Native Nations Inaugural Ball will feature music, dancing and native cuisine. Money raised from the event will support the educational programs of the National Museum of the American Indian, which his situated on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
“I am proud of my Native American ancestry and so honored for The Grascals to be a part of the inaugural events,” Johnson said. “Native communities, past and present, are rich in cultural history and diversity. It is poignant for Native Nations to join together in celebrating the inauguration of our 44th president.”
The emcee for the event is Native American actor Chaske Spencer, who has appeared in numerous films including "The Twilight Saga," as werewolf Sam Uley. Other performers will include the Murray Porter Band, Martha Redbone, Gabriel Ayala and Gerry Barrett.
For more info about the National Museum of the American Indian Inaugural Ball, please contact NMAI@linderassociates.com or call 202-459-0868.
Video bonus: To learn more about The Grascals, please access www.Grascals.com. And to see the band perform "I Am Strong," access the music clip embedded with this post.