January 18, 2009

Lincoln Memorial Inaugural Concert & Schedule for 1/18/09..

This afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET, "We are the One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial" kicks off. Musical performers scheduled for the event include Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, Bettye LaVette, Jon Bon Jovi, Mstr.Sgt. Caleb Green (U.S. Army), John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Pete Seeger, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, U2, will.i.am and Stevie Wonder.

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Among those reading historical passages will be Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah, Denzel Washington, Jack Black, Steve Carell, Rosario Dawson, Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Ashley Judd, Kal Penn, Forest Whitaker and Tiger Woods. The Rt. Reverend V. Gene Robinson will give the invocation.

HBO is producing and broadcasting the event -- and is making it available free to cable providers. Check your local listings to see if it's on in your area. HBO will also webcast the concert here.


Obama will kick off inaugural activities with a welcome event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday afternoon (see above). The event begins at 2:30 p.m. Beyonce, U2, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Usher, Shakira, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban and James Taylor are among the musicians scheduled to perform.

Presidential Inaugural Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Ritz-Carlton.

EMILY's List Inaugural Luncheon with scheduled guests including Cabinet appointees Hillary Rodham Clinton and Janet Napolitano, Sens. Kay Hagan and Jeanne Shaheen, and North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue.

African-American Church Inaugural Ball at the Grand Hyatt Washington.

2009 Latino Inaugural Gala with Marc Anthony at Union Station.

Aloha Inaugural Ball, organized by former Obama campaign workers, held at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel at 7:30 p.m.

See Michelle Obama's style from the Obama's Whistle Stop Train Tour (1/17/09) and from the Lincoln Memorial Concert (1/18/09) over at Michelle O. Style.

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