The Obama campaign will host a free concert, “Embrace the Change”, at Shawnee Park this Sunday @ 4pm, featuring a performance by gospel singer Yolanda Adams.
Immensely popular among African-American churchgoers, Adams’ appearance is a clear attempt to maximize turnout among that constituency. It also fits with the overall direction of the Obama campaign’s message in the Bluegrass, which has emphasized his religion released ads focusing on his Christianity.
Though it is unlikely Sen. Obama, his wife, Michelle, or his new endorsement pal, former Sen. John Edwards, will make an appearance at the concert, Clark Stevens, a spokesperson for the Obama campaign did not deny murmurs of a high profiled stop in Louisville before election day.
“Sen. Obama is the underdog, but this is an opportunity to get Kentucky voters out on May 20th and to hear his message to bring change to Washington ,” said Stevens.
Stay tuned. (pb)