The list of performers for President-elect Barack Obama inauguration celebration this Sunday has been released by the Presidential Inaugural Committee at the Lincoln Memorial.
The celebration is scheduled to air on HBO on Sunday, January 18 from 7 p.m. EST on an open feed, the pay cable network will offer the telecast for free to cable and satellite customers.
The musical performers that are confirmed include Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock, Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, will.i.am, and Stevie Wonder.
The individuals who will read historical passages are Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King III, Queen Latifah and Denzel Washington. Reverend V. Gene Robinson will give the invocation.