Lady Gaga will kick off the ceremony singing the national anthem
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take office on January 20, 2021, at noon ET: Biden will be sworn-in Chief Justice John G. Roberts on the Capitol’s West Front, in Washington. The traditional inauguration ceremony has been reimagined due to the coronavirus pandemic and, although most of the events will be virtual for the audience to follow (there’s not a ban but the officials are discouraging people from attending the ceremony in person), the inauguration will include the music performances Americans are used to.
According to Biden Inaugural Committee site, after the Invocation by Father Loe J. O’Donovan and the Pledge of Allegiance by Andrea Hall, Lady Gaga will kick off the ceremony singing the national anthem. Jennifer Lopez too will give a performance between the Poetry Reading by Amanda Gorman and the final Benediction by Reverend Dr. Silvester Beaman.
The Committee has also announced “Celebrating America”, a capstone prime-time program that will highlight American heroes: actresses Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington will host segments telling stories about young people making the difference in their communities. Foo Fighters, John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons and Jon Bon Jovi will give additional performances from representative locations across the United States.
Although the official event starts at noon, some relevant programs start at 10 a.m. ET and Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at 11.30 a.m. ET.
To follow the inauguration you have different options: ABC, NBC and CBS will broadcast the ceremony on January 20, 2021, so if you have conventional cable you can watch it on your TV. If you have Wi-Fi accession can watch the event on YouTube for free or on bideninaugural.org .