Inaugural Committee Gives 1,000 Free Tickets to Local Groups for Neighborhood Ball, Kids' Concert
The Presidential Inaugural Committee is distributing the first tickets for the Neighborhood Inaugural Ball Jan. 20 at the Washington Convention Center. That event will feature performances by Beyonce Knowles, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, JAY-Z, Alicia Keys, Shakira and Stevie Wonder. One thousand tickets will go to Washington area residents through neighborhood groups that will work with the inaugural committee to hand out the free tickets.
The inaugural committee also will give 1,000 free tickets to local groups for the Kids' Concert Monday at the Verizon Center, featuring Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers and others. And the PIC announced it has distributed thousands of other tickets to military families and to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington for the Kids' Concert, as we reported earlier today.
The committee did not list which groups will receive the free tickets, but it said in a statement that one group receiving Neighborhood Ball tickets was the D.C. Foster and Adoptive Parent Association.
In the statement, Angela Byrd, executive director of that association, said: “We are really excited about this. This is a really special opportunity for people in the metro area to be able to participate. Our foster, adoptive, and kinship families are ready to welcome the new President to his new neighborhood here in DC.“
The committee offered no information about whether the general public will be able to buy tickets to either event.
David A Nakamura
January 14, 2009; 3:41 PM ET
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