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Lynyrd Skynyrd to Perform at Inaugural Ball Honoring Military Service Members

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers headline the Warner Theatre Sunday.

Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at the Warner Theatre Sunday. Image courtesy of Randy Miramontez /

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers
Lynyrd Skynyrd will join Washington’s inauguration festivities, headlining a unofficial
ball at the Warner Theatre on Sunday, January 20.

The legendary band will perform classic hits—such as “Sweet Home Alabama”—at the “2013
Heroes Red, White & Blue Inaugural Concert Ball,” which honors the nation’s military
service members.

Tickets to the ball are not available to the public, but some 1,000 Washington-area
military service members have been invited free of charge.

Brittany Thune, the daughter of Republican senator
John Thune of South Dakota, will sing the national anthem at the event, which is sponsored by
the Washington Humane Society, the Green Beret Foundation, and Citizens Helping Heroes.

Honorary cohosts include House speaker
John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, and minority leader
Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat.

Senior Writer

Luke Mullins is a senior writer at Washingtonian magazine focusing on the people and institutions that control the city’s levers of power. He has written about the Koch Brothers’ attempt to take over The Cato Institute, David Gregory’s ouster as moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press, the collapse of Washington’s Metro system, and the conflict that split apart the founders of Politico.