FOO FIGHTERS: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – SEPTEMBER 28: Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs during the Rock in Rio 2019 at Cidade do Rock on September 28, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images).
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 01: Musician Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform at the Bridgestone halftime show during Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images),
BON JOVI: NEWPORT, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 16: Jon Bon Jovi of Bon Jovi performs on day 4 of the Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park on June 16, 2013 in Newport, Isle of Wight. (Photo by Rob Harrison/Getty Images).
The Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Inauguration concert will be aired on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021, from 8:30pm – 10:30pm ET, featuring musical performances by Foo Fighters, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, and more. “Celebrating America” will be hosted by Tom Hanks and shown on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, as well as Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Amazon Prime, and others. The event will also feature Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovota, Ant Clemons, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, and others. The music will be performed from famous venues and locations all across the country. Overall, there will be five days of programming, and you can check out the details here.
We are excited for these amazing speakers and performers to join our “Celebrating America” primetime program at 8:30pm ET/PT for #Inauguration2021!@EvaLongoria@kerrywashington@foofighters@johnlegend@springsteen pic.twitter.com/miKo6kbvE7
— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 15, 2021
Below are some other musical performances highlighted from either Pre-Inauguration or Inauguration events over the past thirty years:
1985 – Ronald Reagan – The Beach Boys
1989 – George H.W. Bush – Barbara Streisand and Anita Baker
1993 – Bill Clinton – Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Michael Bolton, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Fleetwood Mac
2001 – George W. Bush – Wayne Newton, Brooks & Dunn, Ricky Martin, Destiny’s Child, Jessica Simpson, 98 Degrees, Lyle Lovett, ZZ Top
2005 – George W. Bush – Hillary Duff, JoJo, Ruben Studdard,
2009 – Barack Obama – Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Garth Brooks, U2, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen
2013 – Barack Obama – Kelly Clarkson, Beyoncé, James Taylor, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Brad Paisley, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson
2017 – Donald Trump – Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, DJ Ravidrums, The Piano Guys, The Frontmen of Country (Tim Rushlow, Larry Stewart, and Richie McDonald)
Check out more presidential performances from Billboard.com here.