Here's the Schedule of Events for Inauguration Day

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Jan 18, 2017 2:00 PM
Here's the Schedule of Events for Inauguration Day

Events to usher in the new administration will begin Thursday and last until Saturday. Here's a look at what will be happening. 

Thursday, January 19

10:35 am: A public concert will be held all day at the Lincoln Memorial, starting with "Voices of the People." High school marching bands, the DC Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, choirs, and the Republican Hindu Coalition are just some of the groups that will be featured.

3:30-4 pm: Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. 

4-6 pm: Trump will speak during the second part of the concert at the Lincoln Memorial for the "Make America Great Again!" celebration. The event will feature country stars Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood, among others, and fireworks.

Friday, January 20

In the morning, the Trump and Pence families will attend services at St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House. Then, the Obamas will host Trump and Melania at the White House for tea and coffee. They will then go to the Capitol together. 

9:30 am: Inauguration Day ceremonies begin. Some notable attendees include Presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Supreme Court justices, members of Congress (minus nearly 60 Democratic lawmakers), and diplomats will also be in attendance. 

The national anthem will be sung by 16-year-old Jackie Evancho and The Rockettes will also perform. 

11:30 am: Opening remarks, the invocation and readings. 

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will swear in Pence, then at 12:00, Trump will take the oath of office. US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts will swear him in using two Bibles--Abraham Lincoln's inauguration Bible as well as the one Trump's mother gave him in 1955. He will then deliver his inaugural address. 

12:30 pm: After the ceremony ends, Trump and Pence will attend the Congressional Lunch in the Capitol. 

3-5 pm: Trump and Pence will travel 1.5 miles along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House during the inaugural parade. There will be roughly 8,000 participants. 

7-11 pm: Three inaugural balls will take place. Trump, Pence and their wives are expected to make appearances at all of them. 

Saturday, January 21

10-11 am: Trump and Pence will attend the interfaith National Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral.