October 8th, 2012
08:27 AM ET
LOS ANGELES (CNN) –President Obama is tapping his California ATM with a combination of star studded concerts and intimate high dollar dinners.
The West Coast swing kicks off with a big concert at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, featuring musical acts Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, Jon Bon Jovi, and Earth Wind and Fire. Actor George Clooney is slatted to deliver remarks.
A campaign official tells CNN an estimated six thousand people are expected at the Sunday evening event with tickets starting at $250.
Mr. Obama will also meet privately with a dozen so called high dollar donors along with former president Bill Clinton, and attend a dinner with 150 guests at $20,000 per person.
On Monday, the president heads to San Francisco where he’ll attend three fundraisers.
In a separate event at a private residence on Monday in Los Angeles, President Clinton is expected to raise an additional $160 thousand.
Campaign officials say this big fundraising push will help them compete in key battleground states where polls still show a tight race.