Talk about a lot of talent in one place!
The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Friday that Usher, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley and Katy Perry will be performing for the Kids’ Inaugural and official inaugural balls in Washington, D.C., to celebrate President Barack Obama’s being sworn in for a second term.
The kids’ concert (Jan. 19) continues a tradition started by First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, four years ago during the President’s first inaugural celebration.
Events will also feature Nick Cannon, fun., Marc Anthony, Smokey Robinson and members of the Glee cast, among others yet to be announced.
Beyoncé makes a return trip to star in Obama’s inaugural festivities after serenading the President and First Lady during their first dance at the Neighborhood Ball in 2009 with the Etta James classic “At Last.”
This time around, the PIC is hosting two official balls: the Commander-in-Chief s Ball for members of the U.S. military, and the Inaugural Ball, which brings members of the public together with local leaders.