Donald J. Trump will be sworn in Friday Jan 20 as the 45th President of the United States. Trump will be sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts on the western front of the U.S. Capitol.
The living former presidents will attend, except George H.W. Bush, and Mr. Trump’s former rival, Hillary Clinton, will be attending with her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
A number of performances are scheduled including:
Welcoming celebrations on Thursday, Jan. 19:
3 Doors Down
The Piano Guys
Lee Greenwood, who also performed at the inaugurations of Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush
The Frontmen of Country
Military and local high school bands
Inauguration ceremony on Friday, Jan. 20:
Jackie Evancho, the 16-year-old who placed second on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010, will be at the U.S. Capitol, singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the inauguration ceremony. Evancho has performed in front of President Obama and his family before, singing in 2010 at the National Christmas Tree Lighting and in 2012 at the National Prayer Breakfast.
The Missouri State University Chorale, which accepted an invitation to perform at the inauguration in October, will sing at the ceremony. Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, the chair of the committee on inaugural ceremonies, invited the choir.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is scheduled to perform at the inauguration. There have been internal divisions within the 360-member chorus over its performance and at least one member has quit over the issue. Jan Chamberlin announced she was leaving the choir in a Facebook post saying, “I only know I could never ‘throw roses to Hitler.’ And I certainly could never sing for him.”
The Radio City Rockettes will join the inauguration lineup, despite its own internal conflicts over the performance. At least one Rockette voiced her dissent last month in an Instagram post tagged with #notmypresident. “Finding out that it has been decided for us that Rockettes will be performing at the Presidential inauguration makes me feel embarrassed and disappointed,” Phoebe Pearl wrote. Later, the company that owns the Rockettes said the dancers can sign up “voluntarily” to perform before the president-elect.
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