Tom Hanks is set to headline a star-studded inauguration special Wednesday evening.
Now that President Trump is on his way out, it seems celebrities are eager to perform again.
Inauguration special will include virtual performances
The 90-minute “Celebrating America” special hosted by Tom Hanks starts at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time. It will be carried live by most major networks, as well as several streaming services and social media sites. It will also be available to watch online at www.bideninaugural.org/watch.
Most of the usual inauguration day celebrations cannot happen this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, so the inaugural committee opted for an approach similar to the DNC’s virtual convention held during the summer. The actresses Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington, who both participated in the DNC virtual convention, will have roles in the inaugural special.
According to the inaugural committee, the program will celebrate frontline health care workers and other heroes. It will also include remarks from newly inaugurated President Biden and Vice President Harris.
Justin Timberlake and Ant Clemons are set to perform their collab “Better Days.”
Lovato is an outspoken critic of President Trump. During the election, she released an anti-Trump anthem. Following the riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, Lovato tweeted that she was “in the studio working on something special after today’s assault on democracy.”
The theme for the inauguration is “Uniting America.”