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The Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris | Jan. 20th, 2021

Joining a star-studded list of performers, Austin's own Grammy-nominated Black Pumas are taking a spot on the national stage for president-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' historical inauguration.


The psychedelic-soul duo announced via social media that they were "honored" to take the (virtual) stage alongside the future administration. The event will be conducted virtually at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Titled "Celebrating America," the inauguration celebration will be hosted by Tom Hanks and has gained traction on social media for its array of celebrity guest list; the Austin-based band will perform alongside big industry names like John Legend, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Bruce Springsteen and Jennifer Lopez.

Black Pumas aren't stopping there—catch them Tuesday on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a warm-up performance.

Black Pumas have already had a very eventful and presidential start to the year, having previously performed their song, "Colors," at Kamala Harris' inaugural fundraiser on Jan. 13.

Even before Black Pumas made it in the new president's book, the band was nominated for three Grammys: Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best American Roots Performance. The awards ceremony was postponed to March 14 due to the pandemic.

To watch the inaugural live stream, click here.

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