R&B singer Anita Baker, blues guitarist Keb’ Mo’ and Hawaiian musician John Cruz will headline the Lincoln 2.0 Inauguration Ball at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC on January 18.
Tickets are priced at $375 for general admission and $500 for VIP tickets, which include access to a Victorian champagne reception in the museum’s Great Hall and other special surprises. Tickets are available on the Lincoln Ball Web site.
Other performers include Saint Tone, a Tampa-based artist known for his high-energy mix of pop and acoustic rock, local crooner Eric Felten, and the Susquehanna Travelers, who perform music of 19th century America focusing on the Civil War era and Irish music. Guests will also enjoy open access to the magnificent art collections of the museum, including the Lincoln Gallery and special exhibitions mounted in honor of the nationwide Lincoln bicentennial celebration as well as festive food stations and a full-service open bar.
Produced by the American Experience Foundation, in partnership with Destination DC, the Lincoln 2.0 Inaugural Ball captures the Victorian essence of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Ball, which took place at the landmark building.
Destination DC has also introduced a new benefit for inaugural parade-goers looking for a place to warm up along Pennsylvania Avenue. Located in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the “Inaugural Power Spot” is an exclusive hospitality suite where inaugural parade-goers can enjoy an extensive hot buffet, full open bar and live coverage of the swearing-in ceremony and parade. (Note: The parade route is not visible from the Power Spot suite.) The Power Spot is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tickets are $250 each.