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January 13, 2009

Barack Obama to Rock Out at the Lincoln Memorial Inaugural Celebration

Judging by the lineup, Sunday’s inaugural celebration for Barack Obama at the Lincoln Memorial is a coveted gig for music’s top names.1-76

Beyonce, U2, Bruce Sprinsteen, John Mellencamp, Usher, Sharika, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, and James Taylor are among the musicians scheduled to perform Sunday afternoon.  The president-elect and his family are due to attend, with Obama expected to speak.

Other performers include Stevie Wonder, Renee Fleming, Garth Brooks, Mary J. Blige, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, and Jennifer Nettles.  Historic passages will be read by Jamie Fox, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah, and Denzel Washington, with other celebrities expected to join them.

HBO will televise the show at 7 p.m. EST.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

First there was Woodstock, then there was the US Festival, then there was the 2008 US Presidential election voting in Barack Obama as the first black United States President, finally, there is the Barack Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.  I wish I could be there.  This is going to be the event of a generation. 


1 Comment »

  1. Look’s amazing but I worry about the level of expectation that people are putting on Obama in such a difficult economic situation.

    Comment by brucehood — January 14, 2009 @ 9:08 am

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