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Jay Z to headline voter mobilization concert in Ohio in support of Hillary Clinton

Jay Z to headline voter mobilization concert in Ohio in support of Hillary Clinton
Rapper Jay Z, shown recently taking in a Los Angeles Clippers basketball game, is due to stage a voter mobilization concert in the battleground state of Ohio ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. (Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times)

Jay Z is gearing up for a get-out-the-vote concert in Ohio ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election, a Clinton campaign aide has confirmed.

The rapper would be targeting his message to black voters in the state with the idea of mobilizing Democratic voters on election day.

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The event will take place Nov. 4 in Cleveland at a venue still to be identified, according to a statement issued by the campaign for Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Other outlets have named Cleveland Cavaliers star player LeBron James as a possibility for a guest appearance after the Ohio native endorsed Clinton earlier this month. He outlined his support in an Op-Ed piece published Oct. 2 by Business Insider.

Election analysts have said that strong turnout among black voters in Ohio would strongly benefit Clinton's presidential campaign against Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Elsewhere, Katy Perry, who sang at the Democratic National Convention in July, is set to rally Clinton supporters in another battleground state, Pennsylvania. The singer will perform at a free concert in Philadelphia on Nov. 5, while Jon Bon Jovi will headline similar shows on Thursday in Pittsburgh and Nov. 5 in Tampa, Fla., with Jennifer Lopez slated to stump for Clinton on Saturday in Miami.

Tickets for Jay Z's show will be distributed first-come, first-served near the Cuyahoga County Board of elections at 3030 Euclid Avenue from Friday, Oct. 28 to Sunday, Oct. 30, and beginning on Monday, Oct. 31 at Hillary for Ohio campaign offices.

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UPDATES:

Oct. 26, 10:16 a.m.: This post has been updated with the date of the Jay Z concert and information on ticket distribution.

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This article was originally published on Oct. 24 at 12:05 p.m.

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