On Jan. 20, stars and musicians are coming together to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. These virtual events, featuring Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga and Bruce Springsteen, among others, will kick off this weekend and wrap on the evening of Inauguration Day.
Check out upcoming events below.
Swearing-in Ceremony (Jan. 20 at 11:30 a.m. ET) – Wednesday morning’s inauguration ceremony will showcase Lady Gaga’s performance of “The Star Spangled Banner,” as well as a musical act from Jennifer Lopez.
Streamed at https://BidenInaaugural.org/watch and expected to be carried live on all major networks and platforms. Streamed live on PIC social media channels, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch, and Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T U-verse (Channel 212/1212 in SD/HD) and DIRECTV (Channel 201).
Virtual “Parade Across America” (Jan. 20 at 3:15 p.m. ET) – Hosted by Tony Goldwyn, the virtual parade will include performances representing all U.S. states and territories. The University of Delaware and Howard University drumlines will kick off the parade by escorting Biden and Harris from 15th St. to the White House. The special will feature appearances by Jon Stewart, New Radicals, Andra Day, TikTok sensation Nathan Apodaca and DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic with Earth Wind & Fire, Nile Rodgers and Kathy Sledge.
The event will be livestreamed at https://BidenInaugural.org/watch starting at 3:15 PM ET on January 20 and on the PIC’s social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch. The PIC’s streaming partners, including Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T U-verse (Channel 212/1212 in SD/HD) and DIRECTV (Channel 201), will also carry the program live.
Creative Coalition’s Presidential Inaugural Ball (Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET) – Featuring a special performance by “Hamilton” star Christopher Jackson, the quadrennial event will bring together Hollywood talent, members of Congress and other industry professionals. More than two dozen Congress members will join stars to commemorate Biden’s inauguration and to support the arts.
“Celebrating America” Primetime Special (Jan. 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET) – This 90-minute TV special, hosted by Tom Hanks, will celebrate Biden’s inauguration with performances from Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi and Ant Clemons. Bruce Springsteen, the Foo Fighters, John Legend, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington will also make appearances. The program, airing on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC and PBS, will also honor American heroes who are serving their communities, including frontline, health care workers and teachers.
Carried live by ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS. Streamed at https://BidenInaugural.org/watch; PIC social media channels, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch; and Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T U-verse (Channel 212/1212 in SD/HD) and DIRECTV (Channel 201).
“America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating America’s Changemakers” (Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.) – From the Biden-Harris Inaugural Committee, this livestream program will feature trailblazers Whoopi Goldberg, Darren Criss, the Resistance Revival Choir, Cristela Alonzo, Nik Dodani and the Black Pumas.
Keegan-Michael Key and Debra Messing’s Pre-Inauguration Concert (Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. ET) – Hosted by Key and Messing, the Pre-Inauguration Concert will feature performances from Carole King, Will.I.Am, James Taylor, Fall Out Boy, Connie Britton and Kal Penn, among others. Money raised from ticket sales will go toward inauguration programming.
Visit https://BidenInaugural.org/WeThePeople for more information.
“United We Serve National Day of Service” (Jan. 18) – This virtual concert on Martin Luther King Jr. Day will remember the late civil rights movement activist and celebrate Biden’s upcoming inauguration. Aloe Blacc, Rev. Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III, Chesca, Rep. Sharice Davids, Rosario Dawson, Andra Day, Yo-Yo Ma, Rev. Al Sharpton, Sean Patrick Thomas, Diane Warren, Lynn Whitfield and Bebe Winans are among the stars who will make appearances.
Learn more at https://BidenInaugural.org/day-of-service.
“Official Latino Inaugural 2021: Inheritance, Resilience & Promise” (Jan. 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET) – Eva Longoria Bastón will host the special featuring appearances from Edward James Olmos, John Leguizamo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rita Moreno, Becky G, Ivy Queen, Former Boston Red Sox David Ortiz aka Big Papi, Erik Rivera, Ana Navarro-Cárdenas, and Nicholas Gonzalez. Musical performances include Gaby Moreno featuring David Garza; an Emilio Estefan-produced performance of “One World, One Prayer” by The Wailers featuring Skip Marley, Shaggy, Farruko and Cedella Marley; Reyes spoken word performance of “The Promise,” Gilberto Santa Rosa; Mariachi Nuevo Santander performing “This Land is Your Land”; All-Star Tejanos United performing “America The Beautiful: A Salute to the Latino Imprint” and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Luis Miranda.
The program will be streamed on Peacock’s The Choice channel and on the Telemundo app, Telemundo.com, the Noticias Telemundo Facebook and YouTube pages. The event will also be streamed live on all of Univision News’ digital platforms, including UnivisionNoticias.com, @UniNoticias and @UniPolitica on Twitter, Univision Noticias and Univision Política on Facebook, the Univision Noticias Youtube Channel and the Univision app. It will also be available on the program’s official website, https://latinoinaugural.org/ and on the official inauguration website at https://bideninaugural.org/watch/. Closed captioning services will be made available.