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
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.