Daily Archives: January 20, 2017
Donald Trump will be inaugurated as president of the United States on Friday, but that’s far from the only event happening this week to mark the country’s transition of power.
Inauguration events started Thursday and will run through the weekend. Some of the festivities will be taking place amid several organized protests, including the Women’s March on Washington, which is expected to draw about 200,000 people on Saturday.
Here is a full list of all official inauguration events happening over the next few days:
Friday, Jan. 20
9:30 a.m. — Musical guests begin performing
The inauguration ceremony begins at the west front of the Capitol Building with musical performances. Jackie Evancho, a 16-year-old classical singer who became a sensation after finishing in second place on America’s Got Talent in 2010, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Rockettes will take the stage after many artists turned down requests to entertain at the inauguration. Charlotte Church, Moby, Andrea Bocelli and Ice T. were among those who rejected the offer.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Inaugural Swearing-in Ceremony