Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard are just a few artists among the inaugural Celebrating America primetime special.
Bruce Springsteen, Ozuna, Luis Fonsi, Jon Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Ant Clemons and more are set to perform during Joe Biden’s inaugural concert special. Additionally, the special is set to include special appearances from Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chef José Andrés, Dolores Huerta and Kim Ng.
According to a statement from the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the artists will perform at “iconic locations across the country.”
The concert celebration will follow President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ inauguration.
Hosted by Tom Hanks, Celebrating America will air on Wednesday (Jan. 20) from 8:30-10:00 p.m. EST.
The event will air on BidenInaugural.org as well as on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC. It also live-stream on PIC’s YouTube, Facebook, Twitter. 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).
“This inauguration presents a unique opportunity to spotlight the resilience and spirit of an America United. We have witnessed countless heroes this past year step up to the frontlines and serve their fellow Americans, so we are telling their stories, spreading their collective light, and celebrating the best of our country and its people with this prime-time program. Our first priority is safety — so while many of us will be watching safely from our homes, we are creating real moments of connection that highlight a new inclusive American era of leadership that works for and represents all Americans,” said PIC CEO Tony Allen.
The “Celebrating America” program is a capstone of “America United,” the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. This inauguration represents the beginning of a new national journey, one that restores the soul of America and brings Americans together. The PIC will announce additional performances and further details about how Americans can participate in the coming weeks.
The inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris will showcase the American people’s resilience, heroism, and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild so that we emerge as the indomitable force that a united America represents.
Over the course of five days of programming, “America United” activities will honor our traditions while safely allowing more Americans than ever before to participate from their own homes. These activities include, “United We Serve,” a National Day of Service on January 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day; a nationwide COVID-19 Memorial to Lives Lost on January 19; and the official Inaugural Ceremonies, a wreath laying on Arlington National Cemetery, and a “Parade Across America” on January 20. The events will culminate with the “Celebrating America” program. The PIC will also install an extensive public art display — a “Field of Flags,” which will cover the National Mall up to 13th Street — to represent the American people who are unable to travel to Washington, DC.
Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks are all set to perform at the inauguration earlier in the day, and will not appear during the Celebrating America primetime special.