The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden takes place on Wednesday, January 20, outside the U.S. Capitol, where he will be sworn in as the 46th president of the U.S.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. EST, according to the latest tweet Tuesday by the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC).


The updated line-up of the inaugural ceremony includes the following, the PIC tweeted Tuesday:

  • “Fr. Leo O’Donovan | Invocation”
  • “Andrea Hall | Pledge of Allegiance”
  • “Lady Gaga | National Anthem”
  • “Amanda Gorman | Poetry Reading”
  • “Jennifer Lopez | Musical Performance”
  • “Garth Brooks | Musical Performance”
  • “Rev. Dr. Silvester Beaman | Benediction”

After being sworn in, Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will participate in several military ceremonies, such as the Pass in Review ritual.

“Pass in Reviews are a long-standing military tradition that reflect the peaceful transfer of power to a new Commander-in-Chief,” the PIC notes.

Biden will also receive “a Presidential Escort from 15th Street to the White House with every branch of the military represented in the escort.”

The Presidential Escort to the White House will be followed by a “Parade Across America,” from 3 p.m. EST, “which will be televised for the American people and feature diverse, dynamic performances in communities across the country,” the PIC said.

In the evening, the Celebrating America television program, hosted by Hollywood legend Tom Hanks, will be broadcast from 8: 30 p.m. local time.

The show will feature remarks from Biden and Harris as well as words and musical performances from a host of celebrities.

The updated list of speakers and performers in the Celebrating America program include the following, according to the latest tweet Tuesday by the PIC:

  • Ant Clemons
  • Black Pumas
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Chef José Andrés
  • Demi Lovato
  • Dolores Huerta
  • Eva Longoria
  • Foo Fighters
  • John Legend
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Kerry Washington
  • Kim Ng
  • Tim McGraw & Tyler Hubbard

Where to watch and livestream details

The inauguration can be watched at the PIC’s website where it will be streamed at

Viewers can also watch the livestream via PIC’s streaming partners below:

  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Microsoft Bing
  • NewsNOW from Fox
  • AT&T U-verse (Channel 212/1212 in SD/HD)
  • AT&T DIRECTV (Channel 201).

The inauguration will also be streamed across all social media channels of the PIC, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch. The inauguration is also expected to be broadcast live on all major networks and platforms.

The Celebrating America program will also be streamed at and be broadcast live on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC and PBS as well as across all of the aforementioned social media channels of the PIC.

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The “Field of Flags” laid on the ground on the National Mall on January 18, 2021 in Washington, D.C. as the U.S. Capitol prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday.
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