Here are all the celebrities performing at Joe Biden’s inauguration

The stars are coming out for Joe Biden’s inauguration

This combination photo shows Garth Brooks performing at the Loretta Lynn: An All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert at Bridgestone Arena on April 1, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee; Lady Gaga performing in support of then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during a drive-in campaign rally at Heinz Field on November 02, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Jennifer Lopez performing live from Times Square during 2021 New Year’s Eve celebrations on December 31, 2020 in New York City. (Getty Images) (Drew Angerer, 2020 Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – Inauguration Day may look wildly different this year, but it’ll still be star-studded.

Lady Gaga, J. Lo. and Garth Brooks are expected to appear in-person at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday, according to inauguration officials.

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Gaga will sing the national anthem as Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are sworn in on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, and Jennifer Lopez will also give a musical performance.

In a virtual news conference Monday, Brooks said he will perform solo doing “broken down, bare-bones stuff,” calling it a “statement of unity” instead of a political statement.

Foo Fighters, John Legend and Bruce Springsteen will perform remotely during the inauguration, which won’t include a parade or crowds of people due to COVID-19 and security concerns following the deadly Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.

Actresses and political activists Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington will introduce segments of the event.

FILE - Kerry Washington (L) and actor Eva Longoria attend the Costume Designers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 20, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. Washington and Longoria will participate in President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration day events. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for JumpLine) (2018 Getty Images)

Keke Palmer will host a livestream of “Our White House: An Inaugural Celebration for Young Americans, which will be shown online from 9-11:30 a.m. It will run before and during the ceremonies.

Instead of an Inaugural ball, actor Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special that will air at 7:30 p.m. It will be streamed on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and MSNBC, as well as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon Prime Video, according to the Associated Press.

Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons will also perform.

This combination photo shows musician Jon Bon Jovi performing at the Samsung Charity Gala in New York, Nov. 2, 2017, from left, Justin Timberlake performing during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2018 and Demi Lovato performing in London on June 25, 2018. Bon Jovi, Timberlake and Lovato will perform at a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States. (AP Photo)

Despite a raging pandemic that is forcing most inaugural events online, it was a sign that Hollywood was back and eager to embrace the new president-elect four years after many big names stayed away from the inauguration of Trump, hugely unpopular in Hollywood.

Outside the official events, one of the more prominent galas each inauguration is The Creative Coalition's quadrennial ball, a benefit for arts education. This year, the ball is entirely virtual.

But it is star-studded nonetheless: The event, which will involve food being delivered simultaneously to attendees in multiple cities, will boast celebrity hosts including Jason Alexander, David Arquette, Matt Bomer, Christopher Jackson, Ted Danson, Lea DeLaria, Keegan Michael-Key, Chrissy Metz, Mandy Patinkin and many others.

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