I’ve heard of two amazing free shows for the inauguration. I plan to go to both, so if you want to go with me to either, shoot me an e-mail and we can work out details. Here’s the info:
1) Inauguration Opening Celebration
Sunday 1/18, free concert @ the Lincoln Memorial
2:30 PM (note that this is updated)
“Musical performers scheduled for the event include Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, will.i.am, and Stevie Wonder. Among those reading historical passages will be Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah and Denzel Washington. The Rt. Reverend V. Gene Robinson will give the invocation… Additional performers will be announced as they are confirmed.”
I’d get there early if I were you. It’s going to be a zoo. The concert will also be broadcast on HBO @ 7. Hat tip to Nallen for the time correction.
2) Let Freedom Ring
Monday 1/19, free concert at the Kennedy Center
“Featuring Aretha Franklin, Nuttin' but Stringz, and the Let Freedom Ring Choir”
“Free tickets are required. Tickets will be distributed one (1) per person in line on Monday, January 19, 2009, in front of the Concert Hall, beginning at 4 p.m. The ticket line will form outdoors, on the south side of the Center, adjacent to the South Plaza. Patrons are advised to wear warm clothing.”
I plan to get there EARLY. If you want to come, let me know.