A Rival Concert To Trump’s Inauguration Is Being Planned In Miami And Many Celebrities Want to Participate.
A Democratic concert promoter is putting together an inauguration day show in Miami to directly compete with President-elect Donald Trump‘s special day.
Politico Playbook is reporting that Mark Ross, the son of the late Time Warner CEO Steve Ross, is putting together a ‘We the People’ concert, which will take place on January 20, 2017.
‘The talent is banging on our doors to do this,’ a source told Playbook.
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Currently, Ross is working on getting funding for the large-scale show, a source told Politico.
However, plenty of pop stars and Hollywood talent were supportive of Democrat Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House, which is making it difficult for team Trump to book top-tier inaugural acts.
In the waning days of the Clinton campaign, the former secretary of state, or other top members of her team, campaigned alongside performers including Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Dave Matthews, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and her husband Jay Z, Stevie Wonder, Steve Aoki, The National and Katy Perry.
Perry kicked off the official start of the Clinton campaign in Iowa as well. The same doesn’t go for Trump and Republicans, who counted Scott Baio and Antonio Sabato Jr. as their celebrity guests at this summer’s Republican National Convention.
Kid Rock, the Band Perry and Blues Traveler played outside shows at the Cleveland, Ohio affair.
Blues Traveler’s front man John Popper is booked to play an after-party at one of the inauguration’s peripheral events next month.
He’s joined by R&B singer Sam Moore of the duo Sam and Dave, as well as the rock super group Kings of Chaos – who are playing the main event, an inaugural ball and concert for ‘armed services heroes,’ at D.C.’s Warner Theater.
Four years prior pop star Kesha headlined the same show, part of the broader festivities for President Obama’s 2013 inauguration.
Only three musical guests have been announced as part of the official inauguration lineup, despite there being plans to hold a concert on inauguration eve at the Lincoln Memorial.
Sixteen-year-old Jackie Evancho, who rose to fame on America’s Got Talent, will sing the national anthem at Trump’s swearing-in ceremony in front of the Capitol Building.
Additionally, the Rockettes will be performing, along with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
By Nikki Schwab, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com