Thursday’s Convention Lineup Features Obama, Stevie Wonder

Posted August 28, 2008 at 12:26pm

A look at the schedule for the final day of the Democratic National Convention. All events will be held at Invesco Field at Mile High.

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. MDT

Live Performances (before gavel)

Yonder Mountain String Band with group members Jeff Austin, Adam Aijala, Ben Kaufmann, Dave Johnston

Voter Registration Presentation

Remarks

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.)

David Plouffe, Obama campaign manager

Ray Rivera, Obama state director, Colorado

Call to Order

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Democratic National Convention permanent chair

Invocation

Rabbi David Saperstein, director of Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism – Washington, D.C.

Presentation of Colors

Disabled American Veterans

Pledge of Allegiance

Shawn Johnson, U.S. Olympic gymnast

National Anthem

Jennifer Hudson, Academy Award-winning singer and Broadway performer

Welcome

Elbra Wedgeworth, Denver Host Committee president

Presentation of Resolutions

Democratic National Committee Vice-Chairs Mark Brewer, Linda Chavez-Thompson, Mike Honda, Lottie Shackelford and Susan Turnbull

Remarks

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter Jr.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter (Colo.)

Rep. John Salazar (Colo.)

Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.)

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. MDT

Video & Remarks

Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont

Video & Remarks: Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)

The Rev. Bernice King, daughter of the late Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King III, oldest son of the late Martin Luther King Jr.

Remarks

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson

Live Performances

will.i.am, accompanied by John Legend (piano), Agape Choir and band

Singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow

Remarks

Ray Rivera, Obama state director, Colorado

6 p.m. – 7 p.m. MDT

Remarks

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (Ill.)

Rep. Mark Udall (Colo.)

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine

Live Performance

Stevie Wonder

Remarks

Former Vice President Al Gore

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. MDT

Remarks

John Kuniholm, wounded Iraq veteran

Live Performance

Singer/songwriter Michael McDonald

Remarks

Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Retired Generals Tribute

Air Force Maj. Gen. J. Scott Gration, accompanied by additional generals

American Voices Program

Roy Gross, Monica Early, Wes Moore, Janet Lynn Monacco, Nate Flick, Teresa Asenap, Pamela Cash-Roper and Barney Smith

Remarks

Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.)

8 p.m. – 9 p.m. MDT

Video/Remarks

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.)

Benediction

Pastor Joel Hunter, senior pastor of Northland in Central Florida

Adjournment

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democratic National Convention permanent chair