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Everyone Performing at Joe Biden’s Inauguration!

01-19-2021 by Andi Ortiz

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The time has come. On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Joe Bidenwill be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, andKamala Harris will become the frst female Vice President in U.S. history. It’s an occasion that will ideally be smaller than usual, but is still set to draw a huge audience, virtual or otherwise. But, like any Presidential inauguration, the ceremony will feature performances from some big names.


Considering the hybrid between live and televised performances this year, it’s a bit hard to keep track of it all. So we’ve compiled a list for you, keeping track of every star set to appear all in one place!


1. Lady Gaga

Festivities are set to begin around 11:30am ET at the Capitol, and kicking things off for the day will be Lady Gaga as she performs the National Anthem. Lady Gaga was one of Biden and Harris’s most vocal supporters throughout their campaign.




2. Jennifer Lopez

Also joining the inauguration for an in-person performance isJ.Lo herself. At least, we think it’ll be a performance. Lopez has yet to confirm exactly what she’ll be doing at the inauguration. Like Gaga, Jennifer Lopez was an outspoken supporter of Biden and Harris on the campaign trail. Alongside her husband, Alex Rodriguez, Lopez hosted a recorded interview with Biden and the incoming First Lady,Dr. Jill Biden, before Americans headed to the polls.




3. Garth Brooks

It wasn’t announced until this week that Garth Brooks would be a performer at the Inauguration, but fans are stoked nonetheless. Though he is a known Republican, Brooks has performed at the inauguration of every President sinceJimmy Carter, except for Ronald Reagan and the current President. Brooks only missed the latter’s ceremonies due to a conflict with his concert dates. Brooks hasn’t shared what he'll sing this week, but he did say it probably won't be "We Shall Be Free", because that's what he sang at President Barack Obama's and then Vice President Biden’s swearing in in 2009.


4. New Radicals

This was one of the more surprising reveals for the day, as The New Radicals haven’t performed together in more than 20 years. But for the Bidens, their song carries hefty emotional weight. In his 2017 autobiography, Promise Me, Dad, Joe Biden wrote that “You Get What You Give” became the family’s rallying “theme song” for sonBeau Biden during his battle with cancer.


5. Tom Hanks

For the most part, performances for Biden will be part of a televised special called "Celebrating America" on Wednesday night. Hosting that special is none other than America’s Dad, Tom Hanks. The special is set to be 90 minutes long and will air both live on TV and on streaming platforms.


6. Kerry Washington

After popping up in multiple campaign spots for Biden and Harris over the last year, Kerry Washington will cap off her efforts with their campaign by participating in "Celebrating America". While Hanks is set to host, it appears Washington will be introducing some segments in the program.




7. Justin Timberlake

One of the biggest remote performances of the night will come fromJustin Timberlake. In an announcement on his Twitter last week, Timberlake revealed that he’ll be performing a new song he wrote with Ant Clemonscalled “Better Days”.




8. Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato has been crazy busy lately, what with being back in the studio and having a new documentary set to drop early this year. But she wasn’t going to pass up the chance to perform for our next President. We don’t know what she’ll be singing as of yet, but with Demi Lovato, we know it’ll be a showstopper.




9. Jon Bon Jovi

After giving us an entire Christmas special, Jon Bon Jovi is now headed to DC – at least, virtually. He’ll also be one of the performers during "Celebrating America".




10. John Legend

BothJohn Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen are unafraid of voicing their true thoughts on Twitter. Both have been outspoken activists, encouraging their followers to keep learning and help where they can. Legend has not confirmed what he’ll be performing but did drop an album earlier this year.




11. Foo Fighters

When it comes to the Foo Fighters, many fans are hoping to see a performance of “Times Like These”. At this point, we still don’t know what the selection will be, but we know they’ll be there and will rock the house down!




12. Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard

One of the few duets on the night will come from Tim McGrawand Tyler Hubbard. As part of "Celebrating America", the country stars are expected to sing their new song "Undivided”, a song with a message of unity.


Inauguration activities will begin around 9am ET tomorrow, so set your alarms, DVRs, or whatever you need so you won't miss a thing! Congrats to our new POTUS and VEEP!