Obama Calls Kanye A 'Jackass,' Kid Cudi Drops Debut
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The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in.

Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonce, Death Cab For Cute and the Beastie Boys are among the diverse lineup of artists performing at the 10 official inaugural balls and a slew of other unofficial galas and concerts.

Below is an extensive schedule of inaugural events featuring music. All listings take place in Washington D.C. unless otherwise noted. Skip to Jan. 20 for official Inauguration Day events.

JAN. 17 | JAN. 18 | JAN. 19 | JAN. 20


The Green Inaugural Ball: Maximum Celebration, Minimal Impact
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 8:00 pm.
Wyclef Jean is headlining this "green" tie event presented by Discovery's Planet Green. Tickets are available to the public. More info: greeninauguralball.com

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