Kevin Bacon's band to play White House Correspondents’ Jam this year
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The White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner is getting a slice of Kevin Bacon.

The 59-year-old “Footloose” actor — from whom everyone is supposedly separated by at most six degrees — will be performing this year at a music-filled Nerd Prom-related bash, the White House Correspondents’ Jam.

ITK hears that the fourth annual Jam, held on the eve of the April 28 dinner in Washington will be hosted by Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell and Mother Nature Network, the enviro-news outlet he founded.

In addition to Bacon and his group, The Bacon Brothers, headliners include “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, who will be playing bass onstage with his band, The Rough Cuts, and ABC “Shark Tank” host Kevin O’Leary, lead guitarist for the band, The Mooncussers.


Fox News’s chief White House correspondent John Roberts will emcee the exclusive shindig at The Hamilton in downtown D.C.

Bands fronted by journalists from The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post are also poised to perform, according to organizer Dan Beeson.

News of the jammed-out Correspondents’ event comes as the party scene surrounding the WHCA dinner looks increasingly lighter than in years past.

The New Yorker and Vanity Fair told ITK earlier this week that for the second year in a row they’d be skipping their annual Correspondents’-themed soirees. People and Time magazines have also said sayonara to their joint affair.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Pa. lawmaker was informed of positive coronavirus test while meeting with Trump: report MORE broke tradition last year when — amid an often-toxic relationship with the press — he nixed attending the dinner, instead opting to hold a Pennsylvania rally the same day. The White House says no decision has been made regarding whether Trump will attend this year’s Correspondents’ dinner.