Donald Trump's Inauguration: What time is the pre-inauguration concert?

Donald Trump's Inauguration: What time is the pre-inauguration concert?
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Next to an alien spaceship landing in Washington, there's without question no bigger event in the country this week than the the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. We can of course expect round-the-clock coverage from just about every TV new station and web outlet with probably a good chunk of that coverage on the performances.

Whether you plan on re-watching old YouTube clips of Beyonce singing at Barack Obama's second inauguration in 2013 or you're a really, really big Lee Greenwood fan -- here's the 411 on when and where to watch.

Voices of the People concert

When: Thursday, January 19th 10:35 a.m. EST

Where: The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Who's performing: This concert will include groups selected among applicants from around the country and will include various marching bands such as: DC Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, King’s Academy Honor Choir, the Republican Hindu Coalition, Montgomery Area High School Marching Band, Marlana Van Hoose, Maury NJROTC Color Guard, Pride of Madawaska, Webelos Troop 177, Northern Middle School Honors Choir, American Tap Company, South Park and District Pipe Band, Everett High School Viking Marching Band, TwirlTasTix Baton Twirling, and Celtic United Pipes and Drums.

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Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration

When: Thursday, January 19th 4-6 p.m. EST

Where: The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Watch it: You can stream the concert via ABC News here and it will also be broadcast on C-Span.

Who's performing: Country singer Lee Greenwood, rock band 3 Doors Down, country singer Toby Keith, The Piano Guys, DJ RaviDrums and The Frontmen of Country, featuring Tim Rushlow, Larry Stewart and Richie McDonald. Actor Jon Voight is also expected to speak, and singers Chrisette Michele, Travis Greene and Jonathan McReynolds have been rumored to be on the bill.

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This will be the fourth time "God Bless the USA" singer Lee Greenwood has sung at a presidential inauguration. He previously sang at the ceremonies for President Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

The concert noticeably doesn't have the star power of Barack Obama's inauguration which attracted such A-list star power as Kelly Clarkson, U2, Alicia Keys and Bruce Springsteen, but comparisons are dismissed by Boris Epshteyn, director of communications for the Inaugural Committee. "This is not Woodstock," Epshteyn told CNN. "It's not summer jam. It's not a concert."

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Country singer Toby Keith who's appearance was announced just last Friday, defended his decision to perform against those criticizing his participation in the inauguration. “I don’t apologize for performing for our country or military,” Keith said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “I performed at events for previous presidents [George W.] Bush and [Barack] Obama and over 200 shows in Iraq and Afghanistan for the USO.”

Unlike Keith, a number of high profile artists ranging from Garth Brooks to Elton John and KISS turned down invitations.

The actual swearing in of President-elect Trump will take place on Friday, January 20th at 11:30 a.m. EST and include the Radio City Rockettes and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.​ America's Got Talent winner Jackie Evancho will sing the National Anthem. It will be broadcast by all major network stations and news outlets (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Fox News, CNN, C-Span.)

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