America's president Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony 'Celebrate America' saw a host of celebrities in attendance. Although the celebrations have been curtailed and certain restrictions have been imposed due to the raging coronavirus pandemic and security threats, many A-list names ensured their presence. Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez among many others joined in the festivities on January 20.
Lady Gaga performed the national anthem with the US marine band as the president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect, Kamala Harris, is sworn in on the West Front of the US Capitol. Jennifer Lopez gave a musical performance.
Actor Christopher Jackson - the original George Washington in Broadway's Hamilton will perform at the quadrennial ball for the Creative Coalition, a fundraiser for arts education. Tom Hanks will host Celebrating America, a 90-minute, multi-network evening broadcast which will happen in place of the usual multiple inaugural balls. Musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi will perform.
Hollywood stars took to their social media and shared the news:
As per media reports, the inaugural committee has made sure to blend this celebrity list with ordinary Americans and inspiring stories. Segments will include tributes to a UPS driver, a kindergarten teacher and Sandra Lindsay, the first in New York to receive the COVID-19 vaccine outside a clinical trial.
Beyond that event, there will also be a virtual Parade Across America on inauguration afternoon, hosted by actor Tony Goldwyn with appearances by Jon Stewart, Earth Wind and Fire and many others.