A closer look at the inauguration schedule

AP News
Posted: Jan 19, 2013 4:22 PM

The schedule for the second Inaugural of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden:


Saturday, Jan. 19

Kids' Inaugural Concert

Washington Convention Center

6 p.m. EST

First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden host the Kids' Inaugural Concert for military children and families.


Sunday, Jan. 20

Inaugural ceremonies are not held on a Sunday because public institutions are closed. In accordance with the requirements of the Constitution, Obama and Biden are officially sworn in on Sunday.

Vice President Joe Biden's Official Swearing-In

Naval Observatory

8 a.m. EST

Wreath-Laying Ceremony

Location: Arlington National Cemetery

9 a.m. EST

President Obama's Official Swearing-In

White House, Blue Room

11:55 a.m. EST


Monday, Jan. 21

Ceremonial Swearing-In

Capitol Hill

11:30 a.m. EST

The order of the program:

Musical selections: The U.S. Marine Band

Musical selections: P.S. 22, Staten Island in N.Y., and Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, Tenn.

Call to order and welcoming remarks: Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Invocation: Myrlie Evers-Williams

Musical selection: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Oath of office administered to Vice President Biden: Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Musical selection: James Taylor

Oath of office administered to President Obama: Chief Justice John Roberts

Inaugural address: President Obama

Musical selection: Kelly Clarkson

Poem: Richard Blanco

Benediction: the Rev. Luis Leon of St. John's Church, Washington

The National Anthem: Beyoncé

Inaugural Parade

Viewing stands and bleachers are lined along Pennsylvania Avenue

2:35 p.m. EST

The Obamas and Bidens participate in a parade featuring floats and vehicles representing about 60 groups.

The Commander in Chief's Inaugural Ball

Washington Convention Center

6 p.m. EST

The gala honors service members and their families.

The Inaugural Ball

Washington Convention Center, Halls A, B and C

6:30 p.m. EST

Washington Convention Center, Halls D and E

Doors open 7 p.m. EST


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

National Prayer Service

Washington National Cathedral

10:30 a.m. EST

The Obamas and Biden attend.


Source: The Presidential Inaugural Committee