WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C. (at large), issued the following news release:
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is pleased to announce Nila Kay Jackson as the first performer for Lunchtime Music on the Mall, which was slated to begin last Tuesday, but was cancelled due to rain. Ms. Jackson is scheduled to perform today, June 17, 2014, from noon-1 p.m. Ms. Jackson, a District of Columbia native, is a songwriter, vocalist and acoustic guitarist who performed in last year's series as well. Her music is a fusion of R&B and rock.
Performances take place on the National Mall, by the Smithsonian Metro Station, at 12th St. and Jefferson Dr. SW, each Tuesday and Thursday during lunchtime hours throughout the summer months as weather permits. Norton introduced a bill last week that recognizes Lunchtime Music on the Mall. The bill recognizes the Mall as a national treasure and as a natural showcase for D.C. and regional musical acts. Lunchtime Music on the Mall was developed to especially benefit federal and other office workers who work nearby but seldom see the Mall as a place to have lunch and enjoy the outdoors.