Against the heavily politicized backdrop of the Trump camp’s efforts to find performers willing to appear during his inauguration events, the president-elect’s team announced that the inaugural concert has lined up country star Toby Keith, “Dreamgirls” singer Jennifer Holliday and actor Jon Voight to perform.
Also appearing at next Thursday’s event, billed as the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration,” will be Southern rockers 3 Doors Down, The Piano Guys, Lee Greenwood, DJ RaviDrums and The Frontmen of Country, featuring Tim Rushlow, Larry Stewart and Richie McDonald.
“Trump himself also will speak at the concert at the Lincoln Memorial, which organizers said ‘will serve as a tribute to one of our greatest attributes, the peaceful transition of partisan power,'” the AP reports.
The report notes: “The celebrity wattage for Trump’s inaugural festivities doesn’t rival that of Barack Obama’s inaugurations, which attracted A-listers including Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Eva Longoria and Jennifer Hudson, among others. But Trump has insisted that’s how he wants it, saying the swearing-in festivities should be about the people, not the elites.”