Inaugural Day Music Events

 

 

By Blurt Staff

 

From George Clinton at the American Music Legends bash and
Elvis Costello doing the Creative Coalition Ball to Rufus Wainwright at the Out
For Equality party and Justin Sane & Anti Flag tearing it up at Demand In
D.C., today’s the day for music lovers to be in our nation’s capital. (Source:
Billboard magazine.) Note that some of these will be broadcast on TV, while others may have live web feeds.

Neighborhood Inaugural Ball
Walter E.
Washington Convention
Center, Hall D, 7:00pm
Tickets are required to attend this official ball, but it will also be
broadcast on ABC beginning at 8:00pm ET/PT. The event will include performances
by Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys,
Shakira and Stevie Wonder. Nick Cannon will DJ. More info: www.pic2009.org

President Obama Home
States Ball

Walter E.
Washington Convention
Center, Hall E, 7:00pm
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers include Common, Jack Johnson, and
the Don Cagen Orchestra.  More info: www.pic2009.org

Commander-in-Chief’s Ball
National Building
Museum, 7:00 pm
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers to be announced. More info: www.pic2009.org

Vice President Biden Home
States Ball

Walter E.
Washington Convention
Center, Ballroom, 8:00pm.
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers include Maroon 5 and the James
Gerard Orchestra. More info: www.pic2009.org

 

Mid-Atlantic Ball
Walter E. Washington
Convention Center, Hall A, 8:00 pm.
Tickets are required to attend this official ball which will feature
performances by the Dead  and DJ Cassidy. More info: www.pic2009.org

Midwestern Ball
Walter E.
Washington Convention
Center, Hall C, 8:00 pm.
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers include Sheryl Crow and Fabulous
Motown Revue. More info: www.pic2009.org

Western Ball
Walter E.
Washington Convention
Center, Hall B, 8:00 pm.
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers include Marc Anthony and Party on
the Moon. More info: www.pic2009.org

Youth Ball
Hilton Washington,
9:00 pm.
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers to be announced. More info: www.pic2009.org

Eastern Ball
Union Station, 8:00 pm.
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers include James Taylor and Liquid
Pleasure with Kenny Mann. More info: www.pic2009.org

Southern Ball
DC Armory, 8:00 pm.
Official Ball. Tickets Required. Performers include The Derek Trucks Band with
Susan Tedeschi and the Wil Gravatt Band. More info: www.pic2009.org

Inaugural Peace Ball
Smithsonian Institution National Postal Museum, 7:00 pm
Hosted by Harry Belafonte, Joan Baez, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Angelique
Kidjo, Bernice Johnson Reagon & Toshi Reagon, Fertile Ground, Holly Near
and Emma’s Revolution, Ayanna Gregory, Sekou da Misfit and Steve Connell will
perform. Nobel Price Laureate Jody Williams, author Alice Walker and playwright
Eve Ensler are among the others who will appear. More info: www.peaceball.org

Rock The Vote CK One Inauguration Party
9:30 Club, 8:00pm
Michael Franti (acoustic), Talib Kweli, The Dresden Dolls, Honey Brothers feat.
Adrian Grennier, Burke, Ari  Gold, Andrew Vladeck and others will perform.
More info: www.rockthevote.com/inauguration


Creative Coalition 2009 Inaugural Ball

Harman Center for the Arts, 8:00 pm
Sting, Elvis Costello and Sam Moore are reportedly playing at this party which
will also be attended by celebrities including Spike Lee, Ron Howard, Ann
Hathaway and Maggie Gyllenhaal. More info: www.thecreativecoalition.org
 

American Music Legends
Inaugural Ball

Wardman Park
Marriott, 8:00 pm
Co-hosted Dionne Warwick and Yolanda Adams, the event includes two parties, a
Legend’s Ball and an Urban Ball. The Legend Ball will feature performances by
George Clinton, Kirk Franklin, Chaka Khan, the Temptations, The OJays and
others. The Urban ball will feature Outkast’s Big Boi, T-Pain, David Banner,
Monica, Fantasia, the Cheetah Girls, and others. More info: www.americanmusicinauguralballs.com

 
Time For Hope Inaugural Jazz Gala
The Carlyle Club, Alexandria
VA, 7:00 pm
Features performances by Darren Rahn, keyboardist Nate Harasim and the Phillip
Martin Project. More info: www.thecarlyleclub.com

 
The Inaugural Purple Ball
Fairmont Hotel, 7:00 pm
Features performances by Il Divo and Peter Cincotti. More info: www.inauguralpurpleball.com

 
We the People Presidential Inaugural Gala and Ball
Hyatt Regency
Billed as featuring BeBe Winans and Tony Rich live, the event will also include
“secret guests.” More info: www.wethepeoplegala.com

Demand in DC: Applauding the Empowerment of People Thru Art, Film and
Music

The Black Cat
Performers at this concert include by Anti-Flag, United Nations, The Akas, and
Ruiner. More info: www.anti-flag.com

Yes We Will: BET’s Inauguration Celebration
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 8:00pm
Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jean, Nick Cannon, Terrence Howard, Queen Latifah, Ne-Yo,
Anita Baker, Jazmine Sullivan, and Joss Stone are among the many artists
performing at the network’s ball. More info: BET

Out For Equality Ball
Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 7:00 pm
The Human Rights Campaign hosts the Equality Ball, featuring performances by
Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, Rufus Wainwright, Thelma Houston, Dave Koz and
others to be announced. More info: www.hrc.org

 

The People’s Inaugural Ball
The Grand Hyatt Hotel, 7:00 pm
The Vanessa Rubin Quartet featuring Wycliffe Gordon and DJ Jerome Cooper of Coopertunes anchor this jazz-oriented ball. More info: www.peoplesinauguralgala.com

 

 

 

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