Joe Biden Inauguration: Where Does it Take Place, What Time and Concert Details

The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden takes place outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 20.

The ceremony, which typically begins around 11 a.m. local time, will be followed by the Celebrating America television program (broadcast from 8:30 p.m. local time), featuring musical performances from a host of artists, according to the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) website.

"President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will be sworn in on the West front of the U.S. Capitol building. After they take their oaths of office, President-elect Biden will deliver an inaugural address laying out his vision to defeat the pandemic, build back better, and unify and heal the nation," the PIC notes.

The inaugural ceremony's line-up includes the following, the PIC tweeted Thursday:

  • "Invocation - Fr. Leo O'Donovan
  • "Pledge of Allegiance - Andrea Hall
  • "National Anthem - @ladygaga
  • "Poetry Reading - Amanda Gorman
  • "Musical Performance - @JLo
  • "Benediction - Rev. Dr. Silvester Beaman"

The #InaugurationDay ceremony lineup is here! 🥳

Invocation - Fr. Leo O’Donovan
Pledge of Allegiance - Andrea Hall
National Anthem - @ladygaga
Poetry Reading - Amanda Gorman
Musical Performance - @JLo
Benediction - Rev. Dr. Silvester Beaman

— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 14, 2021

The inaugural ceremony will be streamed at the committee's website at and is expected to be broadcast live on all major networks and platforms.

It will also be streamed across the PIC's various social media channels including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch, and Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T U-verse (Channel 212/1212 in SD/HD) and DIRECTV (Channel 201).

Hosted by Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, the 90-minute Celebrating America prime-time show will feature remarks from Biden and Harris, as well as words and performances from celebrities including Ant Clemons, Jon Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, John Legend, Eva Longoria, Demi Lovato, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake and Kerry Washington.

The show will be broadcast live on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC and PBS and will be streamed at and across all of the aforementioned social media channels of the PIC.

We are excited for these amazing speakers and performers to join our "Celebrating America" primetime program at 8:30pm ET/PT for #Inauguration2021!@EvaLongoria@kerrywashington@foofighters@johnlegend@springsteen

— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 15, 2021

Other events Biden and Harris will take part in on January 20 include the Pass in Review ritual on the East front of the Capitol following the inaugural ceremony.

"Following the ceremony, the President-elect, First Lady, Vice President-elect, and Second Gentleman will participate in a Pass in Review on the East front with members of the military. Pass in Reviews are a long-standing military tradition that reflect the peaceful transfer of power to a new Commander-in-Chief," the PIC notes.

Biden will also receive "a Presidential Escort from 15th Street to the White House with every branch of the military represented in the escort, including The U.S. Army Band, a Joint Service Honor Guard, and the Commander-in-Chief's Guard and Fife and Drum Corps from the 3rd U.S. Infantry 'The Old Guard.'

"This will be followed by a 'Parade Across America,' which will be televised for the American people and feature diverse, dynamic performances in communities across the country," the PIC adds.

The military ceremonies and the parade will also be streamed at and at the YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch channels of the PIC.

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and heightened security concerns following the recent Capitol riots, the inauguration and traditional parade following the ceremony will have limited attendance.

Members of the public have been urged to avoid traveling to Washington, D.C. for the event, which normally draws hundreds of thousands of spectators.

See the PIC website for full details on all inaugural events.

Joe Biden Queen theater Delaware January 2021
President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware on January 15. Biden's inauguration will take place on the West front of the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images