In a move that is sure to infuriate President Trump on his day of glory, POLITICO reports that a counter-protest concert is being planned on the day of his inauguration.
Concert promoter Mark Ross is working overtime to book acts for a “We The People” concert to play at the same time as Trump’s swearing-in ceremony. The event location has not yet been determined, but Miami is looking like a heavy favorite.
“The talent is banging on our doors to do this,” says a source close to Ross, who is busy arranging funding for the venture.
Donald Trump’s inability to find anyone willing to perform at his inauguration is becoming a running joke at this point. Trump has reportedly tried to offer diplomatic jobs to agents capable of finding him some star talent. He’s now stooping to bribery – and artists still won’t do it.
“They are willing to pay anything. They told me, ‘We’ll pay their fees.’ Most of these artists’ fees are in the six to seven figures. Name your price” said an anonymous source to The Wrap. “I couldn’t do it. Not even for a billion dollars.”
Traditionally, artists who play at the inauguration do so for free, because it’s usually a huge honor and a patriotic duty to perform at the inauguration. Not so this year. “I’ve never heard of talent being compensated. Nor have I heard of talent recruiters being compensated” said a veteran inaugural planner.
The only people willing to perform for Trump are country stars Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, Garth Brooks, and Lee Greenwood, though Trump wanted superstar “artists like Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars.”
All the talent that Donald Trump would have wanted to play at his own inauguration will instead be playing a very different kind of show.