Witness the 59th Inaugural Events

The Democratic party is live-streaming events related to the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris inauguration at: bideninaugural.org and on the PIC’s social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, January 19, a memorial to those whose lives were lost to COVID-19 is set beginning at 3:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time(MST), and will be made available for viewing at the PIC website.  The ceremony will feature lighting around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. The PIC has encouraged cities around the country to join in illuminating buildings and ringing church bells at that time.

On Wednesday, January 20, the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies will begin broadcasting at 8:00 a.m. MST.  At approximately 10 a.m. MST, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States on the west front of the U.S. Capitol.  Afterward, the President, Vice-President and their spouses will participate in a Pass in Review on the east front of the Capitol, a long-standing military tradition that reflects the peaceful transfer of power to a new Commander-in-Chief.

The Arlington National Cemetery Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier follows the Capitol events.  This year, the President-elect, Dr. Biden, the Vice President-elect, and Mr. Emhoff will visit and be joined by President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, and President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton.

The President-elect will receive a Presidential Escort to the White House. 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.

“Celebrating America” Primetime Special: This will be the capstone prime-time program for the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris to celebrate the beginning of a new national journey toward an America united. This night will be hosted by Tom Hanks on January 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. MST and will showcase the American people’s resilience, heroism, and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to heal and rebuild. 

Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington will introduce segments throughout the night ranging from stories of young people making a difference in their communities to musical performances. Foo Fighters, John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons, and Jon Bon Jovi will perform from iconic locations across the country, with additional performances to be announced. 

The program will be carried live by ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS. It will be streamed live on PIC social media channels: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Twitch. The PIC’s streaming partners, including Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW from Fox, and AT&T DIRECTV and U-verse, will also be carrying the program live.