Rodney Atkins has signed on to headline the Republican National Convention's official kickoff event August 26 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the show will feature big production elements designed to celebrate the Tampa Bay area's history and culture. Some 20,000 invited guests will see the show, including up to 15,000 members of the media, GOP delegates and local VIPs.
Karla Davis of NBC's The Voice and Tampa native Shannon Magrane of American Idol fame are also scheduled to perform at the kickoff event.
The Republican National Convention takes place in Tampa August 27 through 30.
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