Mumford and Sons, John Legend perform at State Dinner
March 14th, 2012
02:22 PM ET

Mumford and Sons, John Legend perform at State Dinner

The White House will host a State Dinner Performance on the South Lawn following the dinner, featuring performances by Mumford and Sons and selections by John Legend.

The theme of the décor for the United Kingdom State Dinner is “America’s Backyard.” Traditionally, America’s backyards are places of gathering and entertaining close friends and family. The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom makes this “backyard” celebration a quintessentially American event.

Located in a tent on the South Lawn of the White House, the State Dinner encouraged a celebration of American gardens. The grounds of the White House are in clear view through the 150 foot-wide glass wall of the dinner tent. In honor of our guests, the beauty of countryside English gardens is also incorporated into the design by Rafanelli Events. Planters and centerpieces used at the dinner are intended to emulate nature and the flowing “landscape gardens” that are common in England. The English have also become widely known for their flower borders, with perennials, annuals, and sometimes shrubs combining to form masses of color. The design of the tent embraces this passion for color in the floral arrangements, lighting, amethyst linens and matching carpet. Roses—the national flower of both countries—play a major role in the floral arrangements.

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. hurryup 2012

    Will never buy either of their albums again

    March 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • not pure bred 04

      How petty!

      March 15, 2012 at 8:10 am |
      • John

        Really. It is like promoting a boycot of radio jocks and TV people who you do not agree with.

        March 15, 2012 at 8:34 am |
  2. V in Chicago

    Both great! Would be one heck of a show with this line up!!

    March 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  3. Emmy Skaddittle

    The job has to have some perks

    March 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • Zubbair

      82.7% of statistical facts are made up on the is non-partisan? You wodlun't know it by the ads. I will have to go to snopes to check that statement out.Anyone want to make a bet on the possibility that by the time this bill would become law of the land that amnesty will have passed, and there will no longer be any illegal aliens?How long were the individual components of the "stimulus bill" tucked away in various desks around D.C., waiting for the right time to pull them out and pile them together?

      August 2, 2012 at 1:01 am |
  4. jerry

    who cares...

    March 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  5. Marc in Virginia

    Here we go again. Obummer hobnobbing with hollywood. get back to work, son!

    March 14, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  6. Sponge-Bob

    I'm sure all those on food stamps will really appreciate reading about this dinner.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  7. judy

    sour grapes you idiots. Thats why we won't elect any more repo goons

    March 14, 2012 at 11:08 pm |