Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day and ‘Celebrating America’ Full Performers List: Lady Gaga to Jennifer Lopez and The New Radicals
In less than a week, Joe Biden will be sworn into office as the 46th President of the United States and people across the nation are waiting with bated breath to witness the grand ceremony.
As per the Twentieth Amendment, Inauguration Day is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 20. The president-elect is expected to take the oath of office at noon Eastern time. And it will also be the first time a female vice-president will be sworn in with Kamala Harris taking on that role.
The theme of the inauguration will be “America United”. Commenting on this year’s theme The Presidential Inaugural Committee said it “reflects the beginning of a new national journey that restores the soul of America, brings the country together, and creates a path to a brighter future.”
How to watch the inauguration live?
Several leading networks including ABC, NBC, FOX, CNN and MSNBC will be broadcasting the live coverage of Biden’s inauguration as the nation’s 46th chief executive. You can also catch up on the Biden inauguration ceremony on other streaming sites such as Roku Channe, Pluto TV and Tubi.
Who is performing?
Biden’s Inauguration will be marked by numerous special performances with many prominent faces making a virtual appearance.
Besides the main performances by Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez, several other artists including Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Ant Clemons will be seen performing virtually at Celebrating America. Here's the full list:
The ‘Poker Face’ singer Lady Gaga will bring her high-octane performance at the inauguration and is expected to lend her vocals for the national anthem.
Jennifer Lopez, who won hearts with her electrifying performance with Shakira last year at the Super Bowl, will be seen in a number of musical performances.
Country music star and Republican Garth Brooks will be joining other musicians to deliver performances during Joe Biden’s Inaugural ceremony.
The legendary musician Bruce Springsteen will be one among the artists performing during Joe Biden’s Inaugural prime-time special.
The 29-year-old who grew up in Willingboro and Pennsauken became a songwriter in 2016 and was a featured singer for Kanye West, Beyoncé and Ty Dolla $ign, among other artistes. After gaining much popularity, his debut album, 'Happy 2 Be Here', was nominated for a Grammy in the best R&B category.
Jon Bon Jovi
The Grammy-Award winner Bon Jovi will be also be gracing the prime-time special with his performance.
‘I Love Me’ Demi Lovato is expected to light up the stage with her performance during the grand ceremony.
Those of you who have missed Justin Timberlake in action can watch him perform during Biden’s Inauguration.
The New Radicals
The American alternative rock band New Radicals will be reuniting for the first time in 20 years for the Biden-Harris administration’s virtual ‘Parade Across America’ event. They are set to perform their hit single ‘You Get What You Give’.
Following the main event, Hollywood’s renowned actor Tom Hanks will be hosting the 90-minute primetime TV special. The 90-minute special, entitled 'Celebrating America', will air on ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and CNN at 8.30 pm.
The 45-year-old actress will be making announcements for special segments.
Like Longoria, Kerry Washington will also be seen at announcements for special segments.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Sunday, January 17, that Lin-Manuel Miranda will ‘recite a classic work’.
In another special performance, ‘Hamilton’ star Christopher Jackson will put up a show at the Presidential Inaugural Ball. He will be joined by members of Congress and other industry professionals.
Georgia firefighter Andrea Hall, who is president of the International Association of Firefighters Local 3920 in metro Atlanta, and the department’s first African American woman to be promoted to captain, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Amanda Gorman, the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate, will recite a poem.
Father Leo O’Donovan
An invocation will be delivered by Father Leo O’Donovan.
Reverend Dr Silvester Beaman
A benediction by Reverend Dr Silvester Beaman will enlighten the attendees at the inaugural.
List of former US presidents attending the inauguration
While Donald Trump has reportedly said that he intends to skip Biden’s Inauguration, former US presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton will be a part of it. Meanwhile, sources close to Vice President Mike Pence have told ABC that the Vice-President will attend Biden’s Inauguration.
The primetime event ‘Celebrating America’ will air on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and MSNBC from 8.30 pm to 10 pm ET. Wondering where to stream it? Catch it on the Presidential Inaugural Committee's social media channels and Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, AT&T DirecTV and U-verse.