The National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 28 will include some country twang from Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of Locash.
The duo revealed they will perform three songs during the ceremony, which typically involves performers from many musical genres. Last year’s Tree Lighting ceremony featured the Beach Boys, Wynonna, Mannheim Steamroller and more.
“We got a call from the White House to perform at the Christmas Tree Lighting this year,” says Chris to NCD. “Isn’t that incredible? We’re going to bring some of our positivity to D.C. with Christmas songs.”
“We get to perform three songs,” added Preston. “We just told them we wanted to be upbeat, perform songs like ‘Santa Clause Is Coming to Town’ or ‘Jingle Bells.’ There are gonna be a lot of kids in the crowd and we just want to pump them up and be positive.”
This year marks the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting, first celebrated in 1923 by President Calvin Coolidge.