Feature performances by Katy Perry, Usher, Glee! and more.
WASHINGTON, DC – (Saturday, January 19, 2013) Today, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced additional program details about First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s concert honoring military families, including its official title, “Kids’ Inaugural: Our Children. Our Future.” Tonight’s event will feature performances from some of America’s top artists. Attendees will include the families of active duty, reserve and retired service members. The full concert will be streamed online at 2013pic.org/live.
“The Kids’ Inaugural is about celebrating who we are as Americans and the people who make our country great – our men and women in uniform, our military spouses, and our amazing military kids. So it’s no surprise that when Jill and I decided to host this event, everyone wanted to join us – from Katy Perry to Glee, from Nick Cannon to Usher.
They know that military kids serve this country right alongside their moms and dads, and we’re really looking forward to celebrating our military families this weekend,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. The First Lady recorded a video message encouraging everyone, no matter where they live, to view the concert online.
The concert is part of the ongoing work of the First Lady and Dr. Biden’s Joining Forces initiative to rally all Americans to recognize, honor, and support our troops, our veterans, and our Gold Star and Blue Star families.
“For the last four years, the First Lady and Dr. Biden have shown that they understand that every member of the family serves a deployment and that it’s not just the service member that must spend time away from loved ones,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families. “The Kids’ Inaugural is recognizing this sacrifice by giving these families a way to participate in the weekend’s historic events and simply enjoy a night of fun.”
PIC also announced the full list of talent for the Kids’ Inaugural. The concert will feature performances by Black Violin, Far East Movement, Glee! cast members Amber Riley, Darren Criss and Naya Rivera, iLuminate, Katy Perry, Mindless Behavior, The Soul Children of Chicago and Usher. Nick Cannon will host the event, with D-Nice as DJ and Rocsi Diaz and J.R. Martinez as presenters.
“Kids’ Inaugural: Our Children. Our Future.” will be held at the Washington Convention Center, located at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW in Washington, D.C. Doors will open at 4:00pm and the program will begin at 6:00pm. The event is invitation-only and a ticket is required for entry.