American Music Inaugural Ball

Who: Dionne Warwick will host
When: Jan. 20; there will be two balls–the Legends Ball from 8:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and the Urban Ball from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Where: Wardman Park Marriott, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, D.C.
Tickets: Legends Ball $450; Urban Ball $350; both $650. See Web site for more information.
Why You Want to Attend: Star-studded cast: Co-hosted by gospel star Yolanda Adams the “Legends Ball” will feature performances by Rodney Atkins, George Clinton, Chaka Khan, Marvin Sapp, The Temptations (Dennis Edwards), Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Kirk Franklin, the H.B. Barnum Orchestra, The Caravans and Smokie Norful.

The “Urban Ball”, co-hosted by Big Boi of Outkast, will feature performances by T-Pain, David Banner, Athena Cage, Cedric The Entertainer, The Cheetah Girls, Fantasia, Lil Jon, Monica, Bella Steez and Bobby Valentino.

Presenters include Isaiah Washington, former NBA stars Jalen Rose, Kenny “The Jet” Smith and Reggie Miller, Tracey and Alonzo Mourning and current Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Taylor who recently appeared on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”


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5 responses to “American Music Inaugural Ball

  1. Philando Brown

    I am a big fan of Yolanda Adams and I would love to attend but I just don’t have the funds. I plan to attend the Inauguration. My cell phone number is (601) 573-****. Thank you.

    [From the Mgt: We don’t think it’s a good idea to post you cell number online for various different reasons.]

  2. “The Cheetah Girls” Urban? Really? did I miss something? LOL I wish I could go, but no place to stay.

  3. Joe

    Sounds like a good lineup. I’m especially glad to see The Caravans in the “Legends Ball” mix. That group started singing the gospel when Truman was president, now, they get to be there when the most historic US Presidential inauguration in modern history takes place.

  4. hazel

    Please let me know if Carlos Pena, Latin American Idol 2007, will be performing in the urban ball. Thanks!

  5. javier

    yes, carlos pena is going to be at the urban ball. Its in the official page.

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