In the coming days, the nation’s capital will become inundated with an onslaught of celebrities. Everyone from [artist id="1269"]Jay-Z[/artist] to [artist id="2408193"]Miley Cyrus[/artist] to
Here is a roundup of all the balls, events, concerts and galas taking place in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration:
[artist id="1162"]Wyclef Jean[/artist] will perform at the Green Inaugural Ball, which hopes to put a spotlight on environmental issues.
“We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” will feature [artist id="975"]Bruce Springsteen[/artist], [artist id="1022"]U2[/artist], [artist id="1236911"]Beyoncé[/artist], [artist id="1270"]Usher[/artist], Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp, [artist id="504144"]Shakira[/artist], [artist id="854"]Mary J. Blige[/artist], Herbie Hancock, Josh Groban, [artist id="1784962"]John Legend[/artist] and James Taylor. Two other big concerts are slated for Sunday: the Latino Inaugural Gala with Marc Anthony and Paulina Rubio and the Declare Yourself inauguration kickoff, hosted by Jessica Alba and with a performance by Maroon 5.
[artist id="2088128"]The Jonas Brothers[/artist], [artist id="3079280"]Demi Lovato[/artist] and Miley Cyrus will perform at the Kids’ Inaugural Concert . Then there’s Rock the Vote‘s “Hey, America Feels Kinda Cool Again” concert, which will feature the Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow and [artist id="1165814"]Citizen Cope[/artist]. And Jay-Z will perform at the “In Concert on the Eve of Change.” Plus, the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball will be hosted by Russell Simmons and feature appearances from [artist id="932"]LL Cool J[/artist], [artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist] and [artist id="1243444"]Young Jeezy[/artist].
MTV and ServiceNation will broadcast [url id="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/obama_inauguration/series.jhtml"]“Be the Change: Live From the Inaugural”[/url] from Obama’s official Youth Inaugural Ball. Kanye West, Kid Rock and Fall Out Boy are on the bill. The Neighborhood Ball , where Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Faith Hill and Mary J. Blige are expected to perform, will be the Obamas’ first stop that night.
Other Tuesday balls include the Mid-Atlantic Ball with Usher; the Western Ball with Marc Anthony; and the Obama Home States Ball featuring [artist id="1184"]Common[/artist] and Jack Johnson, who will perform in honor of Obama’s home states of Illinois and Hawaii.
Many celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee, Gabrielle Union and Rosario Dawson, will also be in town to celebrate Obama’s inauguration.
“Be the Change: Live From the Inaugural” will air live on MTV on Tuesday, January 20, at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT. MTV News will have wall-to-wall coverage of the event and of the scenes in Washington, D.C., New Orleans and Kenya in the days leading up to the event and in the days that follow.