The lineup for Donald Trump’s inaugural ball is even bleaker than expected
Donald Trump’s trials in scheduling the entertainment for his upcoming inauguration have been the subject of significant media scrutiny. From the President-elect’s initial struggles to find an artist willing to play at the event, to his inexplicable rescission of opera singer Andrea Bocelli’s offer to perform, Trump’s road to an inaugural ball has been mired by its fair share of setbacks. Trump’s Inaugural Committee – which includes prominent Vegas casino owners such as Sheldon Adelson and Steve Wynn – has released the itinerary for the All American Inaugural Ball. Needless to say, the event is far from a gathering of A-list celebrities.
The ball’s website aims to entice attendees to pay the admission fee of $350 with the following statement:
“Get ready for a magical night of music, fun and excitement. The All American Inaugural Ball is a toast to American culture, featuring a stellar list of special guests, plus multiple areas of entertainment and attractions, which represent the diversity, energy and promise of America.
There are FIVE large party zones, featuring NINE amazing acts and FOUR dance floors, plus several strolling entertainers, celebrity speakers and interactive attractions.”
Unfortunately for Trump, the “NINE amazing acts” don’t include names like Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder – nor do they refer to Kid Rock and Ted Nugent, who were previously thought to be part of the event’s bill. Rather, the ball’s attendees will be treated to the musical stylings of country singer Beau Davidson, 1980s cover band The Reagan Years, and Dance and The Mixx — a wedding band who promises to play covers of acts such as “Bruno Mars, Elle King, Boston, Usher, Miley Cyrus and The Beatles.” Notably, none of the acts which The Mixx covers will be in attendance.
A number of DJs are booked to play the event as well, though none of the ilk that one might expect from a $350 price of admission. Among the All American Ball’s billed mixers are DJ Romin, DJ Young Rye, DJ Flow, and the inimitable DJ Freedom. Should one wish to purchase tickets at a discount, they are currently available at a discounted cost of $250 for a limited time. Act fast!
H/T: Consequence of Sound