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Inauguration Day schedule, performers and more to know about Trump's swearing-in

Donald Trump became the 45th president of the

Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Scott Olson

Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017.

The day will be filled with the traditional swearing-in, parade and inaugural balls. Here's what we know about the schedule, tickets and performers.

Schedule and tickets

Jan. 19:

Welcome celebrations

The inaugural events began Thursday with two welcome concerts, the "Voices of the People" and the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration," both at the Lincoln Memorial. 

Tickets were not required to attend the concerts, but anyone can receive a commemorative ticket through this link

Wreath-laying ceremony

The wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery was a private event on Thursday for Trump, Vice President-elect Mike Pence and their families.

See photo from the concerts, wreath-laying and more pre-Inauguration Day festivities here.

Jan. 20:

Swearing-in ceremony

The official swearing-in ceremony of Trump took place on Friday at the Capitol building. Trump was sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. He then gave his inaugural address to the nation. 

"From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only America first," Trump said in his speech.


The inaugural parade on Pennsylvania Avenue began at 3 p.m. "Members of our Armed Forces will join groups representing everyday Americans from across the country in the parade," the committee said. 

Inaugural balls

There were three inaugural balls Friday night: the "Liberty and Freedom: The Official Presidential Inaugural Balls" and "Salute to Our Armed Services Ball." Trump and Pence had planned to attend all three, the inaugural committee said.

The two "Liberty and Freedom: The Official Presidential Inaugural Balls," were at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and the "Salute to Our Armed Services Ball," was at the National Building Museum.

Jan. 21:

National Prayer Service

There will be an interfaith prayer service Saturday at 10 a.m. at the National Cathedral. The event is not open to the public.


Opera singer Jackie Evancho, 16, will sing the national anthem at the swearing-in ceremony. The Rockettes and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are also slated to preform at the inauguration.

During Thursday's concert, there were appearances by Toby Keith, Jon Voight, The Piano Guys, Lee Greenwood, RaviDrums, 3 Doors Down, and The Frontmen of Country. 

There will be appearances by Sam Moore, Tim Rushlow and his Big Band, Silhouettes, The Rockettes, Pelican212, The Piano Guys, Circus 1903, Cache Olson, Lexi Walker and Erin Boheme at the inaugural balls, the committee said.

The committee also released a list of parade participants that includes “high school and university marching bands, equestrian corps, first responders and veterans groups.” 


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