White House South by South Lawn Lineup Includes Leonardo DiCaprio, The Lumineers | NBC4 Washington

White House South by South Lawn Lineup Includes Leonardo DiCaprio, The Lumineers

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    The White House has announced its lineup for their arts festival South by South Lawn and as expected, it's full of celebrities, musicians and innovators.

    Monday's invite-only festival will incorporate live music, panel discussions and a student film portion.

    The Lumineers are set to perform, along with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and DJ Beverly Bond, with additional acts to be announced.

    President Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe will be talking climate change and protecting the planet for future generations. Following the discussion, a screening of DiCaprio's new documentary. "Before the Flood," will be presented by National Geographic right on the South Lawn.

    Other panel discussions will include topics such as on using technology for social change, food accessibility and sustainability, and local community innovation. Innovators such as Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield, Teach for America's Brittany Packnett and civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis and more will be presenting. The Newseum will also be holding a conversation with artist James Turrell and architect David Adjaye on their works.

    The student film portion will kick off Sunday with the third annual Student White House Film Festival, hosted by the American Film Institute, where student-submitted short films will premiere. Young aspiring filmmakers will be joined by professionals including "Stranger Things" creators Matt and Ross Duffer, and executive producers Dan Cohen and Shawn Levy.

    The "Stranger Things" appearances continue into Monday's festival, when three student films will be screened and the youngest of the cast of will be in attendance, including Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven, and Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike.

    Additionally, the festival will feature a variety of exhibitions, including an MTV art show, virtual reality experiences by the National Parks Services, interactive signs, cooking demonstrations and more.

    Unfortunately, the event is invite-only and won't be open to the general public. However, you can watch the livestreamed event on WhiteHouse.gov or on the White House's Facebook page. You can also use the hashtag #SXSL to join the conversation and contribute your ideas.