Concert Preview: The Concert for Valor takes over the Mall
This Veteran’s Day, the National Mall will host one of this year’s biggest concerts. The Concert for Valor honors U.S. veterans with a three-hour, free celebration featuring performances by Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Dave Grohl, The Black Keys, Rihanna, and more. The show will go from about 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.
The turnout for this is expected to be massive. The most conservative estimate for how many people will show up is 250,000. The Washington Post has a great guide for the event that advises people to be prepared for long lines, chilly weather, and bad views of the actual main stage.
Organizers have intentionally kept the set times a secret, so people can’t rush over to the event to see their favorite artist and then leave.
The stage itself is going to be at the east end of the Mall along Fourth Street, with big viewing screens and speakers running down the length of the Mall so the crowd can actually see and hear what’s going on.
This might be a one-time-only event, so don’t miss it, especially if you can’t get over how crazy Bruce Springsteen playing “Born in the U.S.A.” in front of the Capitol on Veteran’s Day will be.
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