PRESS RELEASES from Presidential Inaugural Committee
For Immediate Release: Friday, January 18, 2013

PIC Announces New Talent and Coverage Partnership for Inaugural Balls  
Black Violin, Chris Cornell and Soundgarden, D-Nice, Dan Moose, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Maná added to talent lineup

Pentagon Channel partnership to expand coverage of Commander-in-Chief’s Ball 
WASHINGTON, DC – The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced today new talent scheduled to perform at the official Inaugural balls Monday, January 21 at the Washington Convention Center.
Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Chris Cornell, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson and Marc Anthony will perform at the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, where President Obama and Vice President Biden will honor the brave men and women of our country’s armed forces and their families. Dan Moose will DJ the event. Tickets to the Commander-in-Chief ’s Ball are being provided free of charge by the PIC to all invited guests, who include active duty and reserve military, Medal of Honor recipients, and Wounded Warriors and their spouses. The event will take place in the Ballrooms of the Convention Center, nearly doubling the size of the event from 2009. The ball will be pooled press and doors open to the public at 6 p.m.
At The Inaugural Ball, Alicia Keys, Black Violin, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, FUN., members of the Glee cast, John Legend, Katy Perry, Maná, Smokey Robinson, Soundgarden, Stevie Wonder and Usher will perform on multiple stages. D-Nice will DJ the event, which will be a unified celebration for Americans from across the country, bringing together members of the public, grassroots volunteers, local community leaders and supporters, various organizations, and local and state elected leaders. The Inaugural Ball will use every Hall in the Convention Center, and together with the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, total capacity will be similar to 2009, when six balls were held throughout the Convention Center. Halls A, B and C of the ball will be open to pre-credentialed media, and doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Halls D and E will be pooled press and doors open at 7 p.m.
The PIC also announced today a partnership with the Pentagon Channel for the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball that will allow members of the U.S. military from around the world to join in the celebration and watch the event live. The Pentagon Channel broadcasts to nearly all military installations and is also available via cable, reaching 1.3 million service members in the United States and nearly a million overseas. A live stream of the event will also be available online at
Those attending the inaugural balls are encouraged to take public transportation. The Official Metro Inaugural Guide can be found
here. The following items are prohibited at the Washington Convention Center during inaugural events: outside food and beverages, large bags, strollers, sharp or pointed objects, umbrellas, aerosol containers, guns, knives, and weapons of any type and size.
More information on the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee can be found at and on Twitter @obamainaugural.
Event Overview:
Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, Ballrooms – pooled press
·         Dan Moose (DJ)
·         Alicia Keys (performer)
·         Brad Paisley (performer)
·         Chris Cornell (performer)
·         Jamie Foxx (performer)
·         Jennifer Hudson (performer)
·         Marc Anthony (performer)
The Inaugural Ball, Halls A, B & C – open to pre-credentialed media
·         D-Nice (DJ)
·         Alicia Keys (performer)
·         Brad Paisley (performer)
·         FUN. (performer)
·         Glee cast (performer)
·         John Legend (performer)
·         Maná (performer)
·         Soundgarden (performer)
·         Stevie Wonder (performer)
The Inaugural Ball, Halls D & E – pooled press
·         Alicia Keys (performer)
·         Black Violin (performer)
·         Far East Movement (performer)
·         Glee cast (performer)
·         Katy Perry (performer)
·         Smokey Robinson (performer)
·         Usher (performer)

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 28, 2012

PIC Releases Preliminary Public Ticketing Information for The Inaugural Ball
New Webpage Will Allow Americans Across the Country to Sign Up for Information About How to Purchase Public Tickets

WASHINGTON – Today, the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced plans to make a limited number of tickets for The Inaugural Ball available to the general public with the launch of a webpage where individuals can sign up for information about how to purchase tickets. Those who sign up will receive an email notification when tickets become available with a link where they can request up to two tickets on a first-come, first-served basis. The email sign-up page can be found here.  
The second Inaugural of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will feature two official Inaugural balls on Monday, January 21st. In addition to the Commander-In-Chief’s Ball for members of the U.S. military, Americans from across the country will be invited to share in the celebration at The Inaugural Ball, a unified celebration for all Americans that will span every hall in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  
“The President and Vice President’s second Inaugural will continue their commitment to giving Americans from across the country the chance to share in this celebration,” said Stephen J. Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Presidential Inaugural Committee. “Additionally, by holding a smaller number of Inaugural balls in a centralized location, we are continuing a more than 200-year-old tradition while reducing the burden on local law enforcement and security personnel, as well as on DC residents.”  
Public tickets to The Inaugural Ball are limited and will cost $60 each. In keeping with tradition and the President and Vice President’s commitment to honoring the brave men and women of the nation’s armed forces, tickets to the Commander-In-Chief’s Ball will be provided free of charge to invited members of the U.S. military.
Additional details and ticketing information for The Inaugural Ball and other Inaugural weekend events will be released as soon as they become available.
More information on the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee can be found at and on Twitter at @ObamaInaugural.