From the consenting members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to the Rockettes that perform for fear of losing their jobs, Donald Trump’s inauguration is already groaning with A-list talent.
But that softly sensual day will pale in comparison to one of the inaugural balls taking place the night before in Washington, D.C., as attendees rock out to the driving tunes of Bruce Springsteen…’s “hardest working tribute band.”
Yep, the B-Street Band is signed up for the evening’s festivities at the Garden State Presidential Inaugural Gala — and it’s the biggest booking in town since ’80s tribute act The Reagan Years confirmed they’re playing the Hyatt Regency’s All American Ball that same night.
No other acts are announced as yet for the Garden State shindig, but the All American Ball also has the Mid-Atlantic’s hottest party band The Mixx and Nashville songwriter Beau Davidson if that helps you decide which to attend.
The B-Street Band is apparently no stranger to political gigs; it also rocked the Garden State Gala in 2009, though they may have been slightly upstaged by the actual Bruce Springsteen, who also played for Obama that weekend.
“The band has its share of celebrity friends including Chairman, CEO and brains of the Hard Rock International James Allen,” its site says, adding that Chris Christie is a “huge fan.”
Bruce Springsteen offered a few thoughts on Trump last fall. “The republic is under siege by a moron, basically,” he told Rolling Stone. “The whole thing is tragic. Without overstating it, it’s a tragedy for our democracy.”