After many refusals, the organizers for Donald Trump’s inauguration have landed some performers for the event. They include:
- Lee Greenwood, Toby Keith, Marty Roe (of Diamond Rio), Larry Stewart (Restless Heart) and Tim Rushlow will represent the country folk. (Greenwood says performers who pull out or refuse the invitation are making a mistake.)
- Jennifer Holliday covers off Broadway (but says that her performance is for “the people of America” and not Donald Trump.) UPDATE: No, wait. She’s out.
- 3 Doors Down is the event’s rock band. Here’s their Instagram post.
The “‘Make America Great Again!’ Welcome Celebration” will take place Thursday, January 19th and will be broadcast live to the nation from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It will feature historic remarks from President-elect Trump and special appearances from Toby Keith, Jon Voight, Jennifer Holliday, DJ Ravidrums, The Piano Guys, Tim Rushlow (“Little Texas”), Larry Stewart (“Restless Heart”), Marty Roe (“Diamond Rio”), Lee Greenwood, and 3 Doors Down. Information for free public events can be found at 58PIC2017.org
UPDATE: The B-Street Band, the Springsteen tribute band, has also pulled out.
Finally, these celebs have their own musical response to the Trump presidency.