Monday, January 12, 2009

Inaugural Concert Kick Off on Lincoln Memorial Steps - Organizers Announce Talent

Monday, January 12th the Presidential Inagural Committee Announced the initial talent line up for the free concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The opening celebration, "WE ARE ONE: THE OBAMA INAUGURAL CELEBRATION AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL will kick off the 56th Presidential Inauguration. The concert, being presented by HBO hosts an incredible list of talent, someone for every member of your family for sure! Scheduled to perform so far: Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor,, and Stevie Wonder. In addition to the musical performances there will be historical passages read by Martin Luther King, III, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx and Queen Latifah. This kick off concert will be an event to remember! Imagine those performers singing with the Lincoln Memorial in the background looking down, with thousands of people all along the reflecting pool.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

We watched the inauguration on TV and I thought how wonderful it is...whether or not one agrees with the choice made for is wonderful that our kids can witness such a historic moment!