Congressman to raise funds at concerts but won't attend

Next up after the ’90s nostalgia is a performance of the Tony Award-winning show, “The Book of Mormon,” on July 18. The satirical Broadway musical from the creators of “South Park” is making a pit stop at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts during a national tour.

Shimkus will wrap up his song-filled summer on a high note — at a Beyonce performance at the Verizon Center on July 29. Tickets to the “Single Ladies” singer’s D.C. show sold out in less than a minute when they went on sale back in February.

But Shimkus’s office tells us while the lawmaker has had concert fundraisers in the past, “he does not actually attend these events. A spokesman explains the high-profile events are ones fundraisers feel “he can utilize to make some money off of.”

When asked which of the summer concerts Shimkus would call his fave, his office replied, “Probably Fleetwood Mac would be the only one on that list.”

Shimkus’s musical taste, we’re told, ranges from “I don’t want to say oldies, but they are oldies — the ’60s and ’70s timeframe — to classical music.”

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