30,000 people have been invited by President Obama to the gig which will also feature performances by Ziggy Marley and childrens entertainers SteveSongs and Imagination Movers.
The public were eligible to apply for tickets via the White House website, and the event will be broadcast online.
Football players, actors and basketball stars will all read to the student at the event, which is set on the South Lawn of the residence.
The DC Youth Orchestra and Greenbelt SITY Stars are also on the bill, reports the Associated Press .
–By our New York staff.
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