Jennifer S. Altman
Host: Chris "Ludacris" Bridges
Venue: Thurgood Marshall Ballroom, Marriott Wardman Hotel
Crowd: Millennials, first-time voters and hip-hop music fans
Dress code: "Dress to impress; but no jeans, no hoodies, no sneakers or ball caps will be allowed."
Which means: Dressy wear from Sean John to Juicy Couture, four-button suits, diamond ear studs.
Quote of note: "This is definitely a formal ball. I think Ludacris will be wearing a tuxedo, for example, but the young kids who voted for the first time take more risks in their attire. We expect they'll come out wearing their finest in their own way." — Komeka Freeman, associate producer, American Music Inaugural Balls
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