Maggie Rogers and Leon Bridges performed at last night’s Democratic National Convention, which took place virtually for the first time.
Presented by Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), the week-long event’s first instalment featured speeches from former first lady Michelle Obama and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who both urged viewers to vote for Joe Biden in the US presidential election this November.
Rogers played her track ‘Back In My Body’ from an outdoor coastal setting in Scarborough, Maine. Introducing the performance, Sara Gideon – who’s running to represent Maine in the US Senate – hailed Rogers as one of her favourite artists, who’s “reminding all of us to keep fighting through”.
.@maggierogers wants you to vote.https://t.co/sRyMFHiAbI pic.twitter.com/UKI8vtcuK6
— 2020 #DemConvention 🇺🇸 (@DemConvention) August 18, 2020
Why is there a DNC at a Leon Bridges concert? 😍 #DemocraticConvention pic.twitter.com/zPOhiFwNwh
— julianna (@JuliannaKChang) August 18, 2020
.@SaraGideon for senate 😎https://t.co/2vn9WHruMO https://t.co/xkkRwrLWlg
— Maggie Rogers (@maggierogers) August 18, 2020
Bridges, meanwhile, performed his recent song ‘Sweeter’ alongside Terrace Martin and a socially distanced backing band. You can watch both videos above.
Taking to Twitter, Rogers subsequently directed her followers to a donation page aiming to help Gideon defeat Maine’s Republican Senator, Susan Collins. “Sara Gideon for senate,” she captioned the post.
Elsewhere, viewers saw Bruce Springsteen’s classic track ‘The Rising’ soundtrack a new advert supporting Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. The clip features stirring images of health care workers, empty US streets, and citizens wearing masks to reflect the current coronavirus crisis.
Other acts due to perform at the Democratic National Convention this week include Billie Eilish, The Chicks, John Legend, Common and Jennifer Hudson.
Back in April, Maggie Rogers teamed up with a number of her peers to launch The Isolation Journals, which aimed to assist fans in remaining creative throughout the coronavirus-enforced lockdown.
Leon Bridges, meanwhile, joined forces with John Mayer for their collaborative single ‘Inside Friend’.