The Obama campaign has released details on former President Bill Clinton’s stop tonight (Saturday) in Roanoke. The Clinton event will be at Patrick Henry High School at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. You have to have a ticket to get into the event, but they are free. You can click here for a direct link on the Obama campaign website to sign up for an e-mail to get an e-ticket.
As with all campaign rallies, there will be airport-like security screening. Please do not bring umbrellas, bags, bottles, sharp objects, weapons, etc. If you have any further questions, go to the campaign website or contact your local campaign office.
The Obama campaign has asked Kianna Wade to sing the National Anthem at tonight’s event. She is the program director for one of WFIR’s sister stations. Wade is very involved in Roanoke’s urban community and recently interviewed First Lady Michelle Obama for a segment that aired on The ViBE.
Last minute event setup caused some confusion about Clinton’s Roanoke visit. The campaign did not announce full details until Friday night. Information circulating that you do not need a ticket is incorrect. Also, the campaign pushed the event up by an hour. Earlier it had been scheduled for 8:00 p.m., with doors opening at 7:00 p.m.
Previously it had been thought that Clinton would campaign on behalf of President Obama in Chesapeake and Roanoke earlier in the day. Clinton was then supposed to join the president and musician Dave Matthews in Northern Virginia at 7:00 p.m. for a grassroots event. Clinton will campaign in Chesapeake this morning and join President Obama and Matthews in Bristow late tonight. There now is a waiting list for tickets to that Northern Virginia event.