President Obama’s inaugural committee unveiled a talent lineup for a series of inaugural balls on Jan. 19 and Jan. 21, including Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, the cast of “Glee,” Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson.
Also on the bill are Far East Movement, fun., John Legend, Marc Anthony, Mindless Behavior, Nick Cannon, Soul Children of Chicago and Usher. More performers are to be announced.
The officially sanctioned inaugural events include a Kids’ Inaugural concert on Jan. 19, with a focus on military families, and two balls on the evening of Obama’s official swearing in on Jan. 21. The include the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball for members of the military, and The Inaugural Ball, billed as a unified celebration that will encompass every hall in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.