Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office outside the Capitol on Friday to become the 45th president of the United States of America. Surrounded by plenty of pomp and protests, as lot’s of people will come down to the event at Washington to mark the occasion.
There will also be music gig, a parade and three inaugural balls in the evening. We’ve put together a complete guide of what you need to know for inauguration day 2017: the swearing-in, the parade, the parties. Some scheduled events are subject to change.Here is an official schedule of events.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.”
– Donald Trump
Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony
The ceremony is expected to begin at 6:30 a.m. PT and will feature musical performances from The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and 16-year-old soprano Jackie Evancho, a runner-up on America’s Got Talent at the Western front of the Capitol building.
Timothy M. Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, Reverend Dr. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and Pastor Paula White, senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center, as a religious leaders will give readings and an invocation during the opening remarks at 8:30 a.m.
Mike Pence will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Trump will be sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at 9:00 a.m. PT. Trump will then deliver his inaugural address.
More than 8,000 parade participants between 12 am and 2 p.m. pacific time are expected representing 40 organizations, including high school and university marching bands, veterans organizations etc. to participate the parade which starts at the Capitol building and continues down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.
Inaugural balls – Parties
There are three official inaugural balls, which Trump, Pence and their souses will be present at, starting from 5 p.m. and on at Walter E. Washington Convention Center and National Building Museum. Featuring expected performances from Sam Moore, Tim Rushlow and his Big Band, Silhouettes, The Rockettes, Pelican212, The Piano Guys, Circus 1903, Cache Olson, Lexi Walker, and Erin Boheme. We will watch Trump in the “first dance” with wife Melania. The third ball at the National Building Museum will be a tribute to the armed services and guests will be by invitation only. Tony Orlando and Josh Weathers will entertain the guests during the party.
CNN, Fox News and MSNBC are offering coverage throughout the whole day. streaming online coverage as well will be available on NBC, CBS, FOX, and ABC.
Inauguration events officially will end on Saturday morning Jan. 21. Trump and Pence will be present at the National Prayer Service, constructive and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions, held at Washington’s National Cathedral.