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The pre-acceptance speech concert just got a little more soulful. Mary J. Blige and Earth, Wind & Fire joins a lineup that already included James Taylor. The Foo Fighters, Marc Antony, Delta Rae (Durham-based rock band) and Inspire The Fire (Charlotte-based praise group will also perform.

Below are other performers:

Tonight (NC Music Factory): Biz Markie, Nneena Freelon (Durham-based national jazz artist)

Tuesday (Time Warner Cable Arena): Amber Riley (national anthem), D.J. Cassidy, Ledisi.

Wednesday (Time Warner Cable Arena): Branford Marsalis (national anthem), D.J. Cassidy, Jessica Sanchez.

Thursday (Bank of America Stadium): Marc Antony (national anthem), Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige, Earth, Wind and Fire, James Taylor, Delta Rae, Inspire the Fire.

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