2013 Inauguration Schedule Of Events
If you plan on going to the inauguration on Monday in Washington DC, here is a schedule of events happening throughout the weekend. An estimated 600K-800K are expected to see Barack Obama sworn in, down from the million plus attendees in 2008.
Saturday, Jan. 19
National Day of Service Summit on the National Mall, 9:30 a.m.
Kids’ Inaugural Concert, Washington Convention Center, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 20
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. Official Swearing-In, Naval Observatory, 8:15 a.m.
President Barack Obama’s Official Swearing-In, White House — Blue Room, 11:55 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 21
Ceremonial Swearing-In Ceremony, Capitol West Front, 11:30 a.m.
Musical Selections: U.S. Marine Band, PS 22, Staten Island, N.Y., and Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, Tenn.
Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks: Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.
Invocation: Myrlie Evers-Williams
Musical Selection: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
Oath of Office Administered to Biden: Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Musical Selection: James Taylor
Oath of Office Administered to Obama: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.
Inaugural Address: President Barack Obama
Musical Selection: Kelly Clarkson
Poem: Richard Blanco
Benediction: To Be Announced
The National Anthem: Beyoncé
Inaugural Luncheon, Statuary Hall, immediately following swearing-in ceremony
Inaugural Parade, Viewing stands and bleachers are along Pennsylvania Avenue; estimated start time: 2:35 p.m.
The Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball, Washington Convention Center; doors open at 6 p.m.
The Inaugural Ball, Washington Convention Center; Halls A, B and C — doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Halls D and E — doors open at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
National Prayer Service, Washington National Cathedral, 10:30 a.m.