Presidential Inaugural Committee Announces Talent Lineup for Neighborhood Inaugural Ball and Kids’ Inaugural Concert.
Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Shakira and Stevie Wonder to perform at Neighborhood Inaugural Ball Airing Exclusively on ABC, Tuesday January 21.
Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and Bow Wow to perform with Rihanna, Billy Ray Cyrus, Keke Palmer, Usher and Shaquille O’Neal scheduled to appear during Kids’ Inaugural Concert Airing Exclusively on Disney Channel Monday, January 20.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced today the producers and initial talent lineup for its Neighborhood Inaugural Ball, which will air live on ABC (8:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, Tuesday, January 20), and the “Kids’ Inaugural: We Are The Future,” a concert honoring military families airing on Disney Channel (8:00 – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, Monday, January 19).
Musical performers scheduled for the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball include Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Shakira and Stevie Wonder. Additional performers will be announced as they are confirmed.
Musical performances for the Kids’ Inaugural event include the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Bow Wow. Rihanna, Billy Ray Cyrus, Keke Palmer, Usher and Shaquille O’Neal are also scheduled to appear. 13-year-old Perry Rubin, daughter of entertainment reporter Sam Rubin, will be the special backstage correspondent. Additional performers and guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment are Executive Producers of the Neighborhood Inaugural ball, with Glenn Weiss directing. White Cherry Entertainment is also executive producing the 2009 Super Bowl Halftime Show and the 2009 Tony Awards, with Weiss also serving as Director.
The Kids’ Inaugural concert special is executive produced by Greg Sills. Sills previously produced The Concert for New York (post-9/11), the Kids Choice Awards, and the VH1 Rock Honors.
“We are honored and excited to have such top level talent performing and producing these events,” said Emmett S. Beliveau, Executive Director of the PIC. “Partnering with ABC and Disney, we are bringing these exciting performances into the homes of millions of Americans to make this the most open and accessible inauguration celebration ever.”
The PIC today also announced Ricky Kirshner is the Executive Producer for all PIC TV events and Lisa Geers is the Executive in charge of production for all PIC TV events.
In an effort to make this inaugural celebration open and accessible to all Americans, President-elect Barack Obama will host the first-ever “Neighborhood Inaugural Ball,” the premier event of inauguration evening, on January 20th. To help bring this unique event to neighborhoods across the nation, ABC will broadcast “The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration.” The event will air live from the Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 20 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET).
On MONDAY, JANUARY 19 (8:00 – 9:30 p.m., ET) Disney Channel will present “Kids’ Inaugural: We Are The Future,” a concert celebration from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. honoring military families. This inaugural concert celebration will be hosted by Mrs. Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and their families. The event will be simulcast on Radio Disney, and will be streamed on Disney.com immediately following the culmination of the telecast on Disney Channel.