Biden inauguration concert: Who is performing and what time is it? OLD

Rachel Brodsky
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<p>Biden inauguration announces virtual ‘We the People’ concert featuring Carole King, James Taylor, Fall Out Boy, and more.</p> (AFP via Getty Images)

Biden inauguration announces virtual ‘We the People’ concert featuring Carole King, James Taylor, Fall Out Boy, and more.

(AFP via Getty Images)

After Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Garth Brooks’ performances at President Joe Biden's swearing-in, Hollywood star Tom Hanks is set to host a primetime TV special featuring performances from Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Jon Bon Jovi, and Ant Clemons.

The special, titled “Celebrating America”, will run for 90 minutes and will be broadcast live on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, and MSNBC from 8:30–10:00 PM ET/PT.

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“This inauguration presents a unique opportunity to spotlight the resilience and spirit of an America United,” said the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s CEO Tony Allen in a statement.

“We have witnessed countless heroes this past year step-up to the frontlines and serve their fellow Americans, so we are telling their stories, spreading their collective light, and celebrating the best of our country and its people with this primetime program.

“Our first priority is safety – so while many of us will be watching safely from our homes, we are creating real moments of connection that highlight a new inclusive American era of leadership that works for and represents all Americans,” continued Allen.

A pre-inauguration fundraising event, organised by the Biden-Harris team, hosted a “We the People” live-streamed concert on 17 January that was hosted by Keegan-Michael Key and Debra Messing.

The concert included appearances by AJR, Michael Bivins, Connie Britton, Sophia Bush, Jaime Camil, Fall Out Boy, Ben Harper, Carole King, Kal Penn, James Taylor, and Will.i.Am.

There were also appearances from President Joe Biden, Dr Jill Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Attendees viewing the livestream were asked to make a donation to help support the Biden-Harris inaugural programming in exchange for a link.

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