Tom Hanks will host the primetime special Celebrating America following President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ inauguration on Wednesday night.
Performers during the TV special include Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Ant Clemons, Bruce Springsteen, John Legend and Foo Fighters. They will perform at “iconic locations across the country,” according to a statement from the Presidential Inaugural Committee. On Tuesday, Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard announced they will perform “Undivided” on the special, and Katy Perry revealed she would be performing as well.
Timberlake and Clemons will sing their collaboration “Better Days,” which the former *NSYNC member described on Twitter as “our way of doing what little we could to encourage everyone to stay hopeful and to keep working towards a better future.” Legend previously performed and delivered a passionate speech alongside his family at a drive-in rally in Philadelphia in support of Biden and Harris on the eve of the election.
Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington will also take part in the Celebrating America special by introducing “stories of young people making a difference in their communities” as well as the performers.
Celebrating America will air on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. ET on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC and PBS as presented by PBS NewsHour. It also live-stream on the PIC’s YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch accounts. Amazon Prime Video, Twitch and NewsNOW from Fox will also stream the event.