So just who will be performing at the opening event for the presidential inauguration? The Sunday opening event kickoff will include Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, Bono, Stevie Wonder, Will.i.am and Shakira.
According to The New York Times, They’re singing at the Lincoln Memorial in a program that starts around 2:30 p.m.; it is free and open to the public.
Apart from those already mentioned, here are more names of what the Presidential Inaugural Committee is calling the initial talent lineup: Garth Brooks, Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Renée Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher and James Taylor.
In addition to music, there will be readings of historical passages by Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah and Denzel Washington.
The concert will also be presented that night from 7 to 9 on HBO.