January 20, 2021 - President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take the oath of office in front of the U.S. Capitol, joined by a slew of celebrities and speakers.
The 59th inauguration will include performances by singers Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez.
Andrea Hall, a career firefighter from Fulton County, Georgia, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and Amanda Gorman, the first National Youth Poet Laureate will recite a poem.
Father Leo O’Donovan will deliver the invocation and Reverend Dr. Silvester Beaman, the pastor at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, will perform a benediction.
Biden and Harris will then speak to the nation via a 90-minute primetime TV show hosted by actor Tom Hanks and featuring performances by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato, and Ant Clemons.
This year, the inauguration will be a subdued affair due to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing security threats.