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Bruce Springsteen, John Legend to Play at ‘Celebrating America’ Inauguration Event

Former VP Joe Biden's kickoff rally for his 2020 Presidential campaign
(Image credit: Michael Stokes, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=79141909)

Bruce Springsteen, John Legend and Foo Fighters are among the acts who will perform in Celebrating America, the Jan. 20 primetime event celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President. ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and PBS will air the event. 

Tom Hanks hosts the two-hour special. Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington will introduce segments. Biden and Harris will speak. 

Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons and Jon Bon Jovi will also perform from what the organizers call “iconic locations across the country.”

Celebrating America “will showcase the American people’s resilience, heroism and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild,” according to the Presidential Inaugural Committee. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.