(VIDEOS & LIVESTREAMS) Inauguration 2013: President Obama, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor

Watch inaugural performances, parade, ball and other highlights here. How are you spending Inauguration Day? Viewing parties in Fridley?

UPDATED: Here is live and recorded video and the schedule of events for the 2013 inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.


  • CBS-TV live
  • WhiteHouse.gov live
  • Sunday official swearing-in
  • Beyonce
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • James Taylor

Note: All times are Central.


Ceremonial Swearing-In
Location: Capitol Hill
Start Time: 10:30 a.m. Central

On Monday, the President and Vice President will be sworn in the traditional ceremonial swearing in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol that is open to the public. Here is what to look for:

  • Musical Selections: The United States Marine Band
  • Musical Selections: PS 22, Staten Island, NY, and Lee University Festival Choir, Cleveland, TN
  • Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks: The Honorable Charles E. Schumer
  • Invocation: Myrlie Evers-Williams
  • Musical Selection: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir 
  • Oath of Office Administered to Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.: By Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor
  • Musical Selection: James Taylor
  • Oath of Office Administered to President Barack H. Obama: By the Chief Justice of the United States, The Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr.
  • Inaugural Address: The President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H. Obama
  • Musical Selection: Kelly Clarkson
  • Poem: Richard Blanco
  • Benediction: To Be Announced
  • The National Anthem: Beyoncé  

Inaugural Parade
Location: Viewing stands and bleachers are lined along Pennsylvania Avenue
Estimated Start Time: 1:35 p.m. Central

President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden will participate in the Inaugural Parade following the public swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol. This year’s parade features participants, floats and vehicles representing more than 58 groups.

What are you doing to mark the inauguration? Leave a comment below or upload a photo to this post. One woman in Stillwater stood at a corner with a life-sized Obama cut-out.

A commenter from Columbia Heights at the Fridley Patch Facebook page said, "I watch every election with excitement in the comfort of my home, even if I didn't give that president my vote. I love the hoopla and the tradition."

Inaugural Ball
Location: Washington Convention Center
Doors open: 5 p.m. Central

The Official Inaugural Ball is by invitation only, and will include performances by 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. There will also be a Commander in Chief's Ball for members of the Armed Forces, with performances by Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Chris Cornell, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson and Marc Anthony. Watch the event live online at www.pentagonchannel.mil.

No formal ball, but you can watch the local equivalent of the inauguration when Fridley Mayor Scott Lund and Councilmember at Large Bob Barnette took the oath of office on Jan. 7, 2013.

Here is what happened on Sunday (see YouTube clip by clicking thumbnail above):


Vice President Biden’s Official Swearing-In
Location: Naval Observatory
Start Time: 7:15 a.m. Central

President Obama’s Official Swearing-In
Location: White House Blue Room
Start Time: 10:55 a.m. Central

Historically, Inaugural Ceremonies are not held on a Sunday because Courts and other public institutions are not open. This year, in accordance with the requirements of the United States Constitution, President Obama and Vice President Biden will officially be sworn in on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.

Jay January 21, 2013 at 12:09 AM
They are Bozos but your leader. if they were not good enough they would not have won. See the good in others. Would you do better as a leader of any group? Who would even vote for you. Armchair critique.
Jay January 21, 2013 at 12:32 AM
YEAH right. Robert. They are Bozos and your leader. If they weren't good enough they wouldn't have won the first time and a second time. Try see the good in others. I bet you can't lead any group because for sure no one will vote for you. Armchair critique. Stop the hate and wish others well so that success and happiness will find you,.
Chris January 21, 2013 at 12:43 AM
There will always be haters.....thank you Jay for your positive comments. Hopefully there are more people in the world like you!
Andy Mikel January 21, 2013 at 09:55 AM
You are 100% right Jay.
Anniewho January 21, 2013 at 02:58 PM
If you were brought up properly you would kNOW that the President has more than earned respect given two terms. Try reading and learning and try to be a better person. Pay forward positive


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