*This Christmas season in D.C., Common will treat the country to his magnificent presence as the host of the 87th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, says the National Park Service.

Along with Common, the legendary blues singer B.B. King, and on the other side of the spectrum, 9-year-old Jackie Evancho will be performing on the national stage.

Maroon 5 and Sara Bareilles are also going to be rocking D.C. that night.

The event take place at President’s Park Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. and will air all month long. It can also be viewed at TheNationalTree.org.