SOURCE: Presidential Inaugural Committee
January 17, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced details on the three official presidential inaugural balls being held on the evening of January 20, 2017.
Since 1809, the inaugural balls have been an opportunity for Americans from every corner of the country to visit Washington, D.C. to honor the newly sworn-in President and Vice President of the United States of America.
“Our country was founded on, and has endured because of, the undying principles of freedom and liberty. In honoring these important values, the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Michael R. Pence will be celebrated at two balls open to the public, Liberty and Freedom: The Official Presidential Inaugural Balls,” said Communications Director Boris Epshteyn. “Additionally, we are pleased to announce the Salute to Our Armed Services Ball, open to invited guests who serve our country in our communities, at home, and abroad.”
The President-elect and Mrs. Trump and Vice President-elect and Mrs. Pence plan to attend all three inaugural balls to join in ringing in a new day in America.
Liberty and Freedom: The Official Presidential Inaugural Balls will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and, for the first time ever, the Presidential Inaugural Committee will provide all television networks the right to freely air the live two-hour show simultaneously in both balls, allowing Americans throughout the country to watch the President’s remarks and first dance with the First Lady.
Liberty and Freedom: The Official Presidential Inaugural Balls will also feature special appearances from Sam Moore, Tim Rushlow and his Big Band, Silhouettes, The Rockettes, Pelican212, The Piano Guys, Circus 1903, Cache Olson, Lexi Walker, and Erin Boheme. The Salute to Our Armed Services Ball will feature special performances from Tony Orlando and Josh Weathers.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee has also made the inaugural balls the most affordable in recent history, ensuring that they are accessible to the American people. Tickets to Liberty and Freedom: The Official Presidential Inaugural Balls are $50 per person and a limited number will be made available to the public who inquired about purchasing tickets at www.58PIC2017.org.
The Salute To Our Armed Services Ball will take place at the National Building Museum. This ball is by invitation only, and tickets are being provided free of charge by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to invited guests, who include active duty and reserve military, Medal of Honor recipients, wounded warriors, military families, veterans, and first responders.
The Salute to Our Armed Services Ball will be open to pre-credentialed media. Liberty and Freedom: The Official Presidential Inaugural Balls will both be pooled press.