Common gonna light the tree. Find out more after the jump.

Common will preside over ceremonies, which will be broadcast from the Ellipse at President's Park in Washington D.C., throughout the United States on Public Television, on December 9th at 5:00 PM

In addition to Common, Maroon 5, B.B. King, Sara Bareilles, 10-year-old Jackie Evancho and Jim James will perform during the 2010 National Christmas Tree Lighting.