DemDaily: Inaugural Updates!

January 15, 2021

Details of the 59th Presidential Inauguration continue to unfold daily, with new events announced late yesterday.

In addition to the Inaugural Line Up we released earlier Thursday, three new events have been added to the official program, which now kicks off Saturday.

Over the course of the next five days, Americans will be able to tune in and participate safely from home in a series of innovative virtual events surrounding the inauguration celebration, themed "America United."

These include tomorrow night's celebration of "America's Gamechangers" and Sunday's "We The People" concert, followed by Monday's "United We Serve" National Martin Luther King Day of Service and evening tribute to the spirit and commitment of the late civil rights leader.

Tuesday evening's COVID-19 Memorial will honor the lives lost to the pandemic, before the day-long suite of inaugural events celebrating the swearing in of Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris as our next President and Vice President.

Go to the DemList Presidential Inaugural Calendar for details on official and unofficial inaugural events. We are updating events daily, including on the growing list of celebrities and public figures joining the celebrations!

New to the Schedule:

Black Pumas (Frank Hoensch/Redferns)

America United: An Inauguration Welcome Event Celebrating America's Changemakers
7:00pm-8:00pm ET
The welcome event, which will "celebrate America, reflect and honor our history, and highlight the incredible diversity of the nation," will feature musical performances, celebrity appearances, and remarks from popular public leaders from cities across the country.

Participants include actress Whoopi Goldberg, actor Nik Dodani, comedienne and actress Cristela Alonzo, actor and musician Darren Criss, Congresswoman Grace Meng, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Resistance Revival Choir, a special performance by the Grammy-nominated Black Pumas, and more.

Fall Out Boy, Carol King, James Taylor will perform (Rolling Stone)


We The People Concert
8:00pm-10:00pm ET

Comedian Keegan-Michael Key and "Will & Grace" star Debra Messing will host the "first-of-its-kind" pre-inauguration virtual concert to benefit the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

James Taylor, Carole King, Fall Out Boy and Ben Harper are among the headline performers, along with AJR, Michael Bivins, Connie Britton, Sophia Bush, Jaime Camil, Kal Penn and Will.i.Am.

President-elect Joe Biden, Dr Jill Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will also make an appearance.

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Washington and Langoria will reprise their convention roles as event hosts (Getty)

United We Serve: A Celebration of the National MLK Day of Service

8:00pm-9:00pm ET

PIC will host an hour-long celebration with a host of entertainers, inspiring speakers, and stories celebrating the legacy of the late civil rights leader and the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to service.

Confirmed participants include Aloe Blacc, Reverend Dr. Bernice King, Martin Luther King III, Chesca, Congresswoman Sharice Davids, Rosario Dawson, Andra Day, Yo-Yo Ma, Reverend Al Sharpton, Sean Patrick Thomas, Diane Warren, Lynn Whitfield, Bebe Winans, and more.

Other Updates
The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) also announced additions to the lineup of artists and celebs adding their talents to Wednesday night's "Celebrate America" television extravaganza.

Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington will play host, and will introduce segments ranging from stories of young people making a difference in their communities to musical performances from Foo Fighters, John Legend, and Bruce Springsteen. Other artists joining from iconic locations across the country include Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons, and Jon Bon Jovi with more to come!

DemList will keep you informed.

Go to the DemList Presidential Inaugural Calendar for more events and details!
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