Find out who is confirmed and who is rumoured to play in Washington DC
Sam Moore will join Costello and Sting at Obama‘s Official inauguration Concert at the Harman Center of the Arts in Washington DC on January 20.
Celebrity guests at the event will include film director Spike Lee, Anne Hathaway, ‘The West Wing’‘s Richard Schiff and ‘Desperate Housewives’ star Marcia Cross, reports BBC News.
Musicians are lining up to put on their own events to celebrate the inauguration. Jay-Z will hold a concert at Washington’s Warner Theatre on January 19.
Ludacris and Outkast‘s Big Boi are set to host an Urban Ball at Washington‘s Marriott Wardman Park Hotel on the night of the inauguration, with rumoured appearances from David Banner, Bobby Valentino, Lil’ Jon and T-Plain, reports MTV News.
Rumours are abound that The Legends Ball – being held by Dionne Warwick and Yolanda Adams at the same hotel – will see Chaka Khan, George Clinton, Kirk Franklin, Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes, The Temptations with Dennis Edwards, Isaiah Washington and Reggie Miller make appearances.
There are rumours that Bruce Springsteen is set to play a free pre-inauguration concert.
Local press in Washington, including WTOP, report that “The Boss” might play on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on January 18.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee revealed in a press release on Tuesday (January 6) that there will be an “opening celebration for the 56th Presidential inaugural, a celebration of America to be held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, January 18,” but didn’t mention Springsteen.
However, organisers did add that the event will be “featuring some of the biggest acts in the world of entertainment to celebrate our common heritage and our new direction”.
Fox News reported rumours on Monday (January 5) that Springsteen, as well as Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus have all been invited to play at official events in Washington by Obama‘s inaugural committee.
As previously reported, Jay-Z is playing Washington DC the night before the inauguration prompting speculation he will attend the ceremony.