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Donald Trump Inauguration Rival Dem Concert: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 04: Beyonce welcomes on stage Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a Get Out The Vote concert in support of Hillary Clinton at Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio on November 4, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Duane Prokop/Getty Images)

Beyonce with Clinton during the presidential campaign. (Getty)

A Democratic concert promoter is organizing a rival concert in Miami, Florida to show up Donald Trump on Inauguration Day.

With reports circulating that the president elect is having a tough time finding A-list talent to perform at his inaugural balls, a source told Politico Playbook that A-listers are eager to participate in the “We the People” concert being organized to upstage Trump.

According to Politico, the rival concert is being staged by promoter Mark Ross for Inauguration Day, which is on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. The Concert Is Being Organized to ‘Directly’ Compete Against Trump

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President-Elect Donald Trump has now won the Electoral College. (Getty)

Politico Playbook says Ross is “in the process of putting together a large-scale concert called ‘We the People’ to DIRECTLY compete with Donald Trump’s inauguration. The organizers are looking to hold the event in Miami on Inauguration Day.”

The Week says the Ross concert – if it comes off in a big way – would be like rubbing salt in the wounds of Trump’s A List rejection. Or at least its supporters hope.

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2. Talent Is ‘Banging’ on the Doors to Participate, Reports Say

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According to Politico Playbook, which broke the news of the rival concert, an unnamed source claimed, “The talent is banging on our doors to do this.”

On Facebook, Ross wrote, “Getting together a really big show. Stay tuned.” He also wrote, on December 22, “We’re working hard on bringing together the best possible talent.”

He has made it clear that he dislikes Trump, writing: “If you’re educated and have at least half a brain, faux reality star Trump winning truly sucks. Those voting against trump also wanted change. And not necessarily Hillary. But change should be based on a well educated, thoughtful and enlightened choice. That did not happen this time. It did with Reagan. But not this time.”

However, Politico, which first broke the news of the rival concert, said that no lineup has been announced yet, and Ross is currently organizing funding.


3. Ross Is the Son of Time Warner’s Late CEO

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According to the UK Daily Mail, Ross’ father is the late Time Warner CEO, Steve Ross.

Steve Ross died of complications from prostate cancer after building a family funeral parlor fortune into Time Warner, Inc., said his New York Times obituary.

Daily Kos joked about the anti Trump concert, “If true, it would definitely make Donald Trump sad. The bad news is that it might speed up his administration’s plans to ban public gatherings.”


4. Trump Has Reportedly Been Rejected by Many A List Artists

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Vulture says that the artists who are refusing to perform at the Trump inauguration range from Elton John to Celine Dion.

Trump has now tweeted that he’s not interested in the A-listers, but prefers to celebrate with the “people.”

Trump mocked celebrities for not helping Clinton win the White House. Clinton spent the final days of the campaign appearing with A-list celebrities like Beyonce and Jay Z but still lost the presidency. On Facebook, Ross wrote “See trumps (sic) damage control tweet.”

Only three performances have been scheduled for the Inauguration ceremony itself, and the first is Jackie Evancho, a teenage America’s Got Talent contestant who will sing the “Star Spangled Banner.”

Opera singer Andrea Bocelli reportedly backed out of performing at Trump Inauguration Day after receiving pressure from fans. The latest buzz is that the Beach Boys are considering performing.

Read more about the performers lined up for Trump’s Inauguration Day here:

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5. Many Famous Musicians Support Hillary Clinton

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Bruce Springsteen performs during a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former President Clinton, and President Barack Obama on Independence Mall, November 7, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty)

During the campaign, musicians who voiced support for Clinton included everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Katy Perry. Perry performed at the Democratic National Convention.

Jennifer Lopez performed for Clinton in Miami during the presidential campaign.

Beyonce and Jay-Z took the stage with Clinton in the final days of her campaign. Beyonce, of course, famously serenaded Barack and Michelle Obama at Obama’s inauguration. There is no shortage of musicians who would gladly line up to perform for Hillary.

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20 comments

  1. I’m glad the Democrats are doing this, it’ll give them something to do instead of ruining the inauguration. It’s the first thing I’ve seen Hillary do right.

    • Hillary did not organize this you idiot! Republiconians live on assumptions. I can hardly wait for the Donald to get into office so you can see how he hits y’all in the pocketbook, endangers your lives and sends your kids to war (just to name a few things).

  2. I say go for it Plan your concert. We don’t need to be entertained, we need jobs. Anger over not getting your Hillary coronation has caused you guys to reveal your true colors. The good news is…. Your actions are ensuring the demise of the democratic party. Your party may never win again. Go for it!

      • We’ve had enough of Obama, now sit back and relax like we did under Obamas reign. We had to swallow all his socialist agendas and now we have some hope of seeing the country turning around to where the moral compass points North again. Give us a break and stop with these stupid protests. Where does it get you? Suck it up like we had to,
        and lets get on with uniting the country not dividing everybody as did the current president.

      • He’s cutting taxes on buisness and that will help jobs nit go bankrupt and fire people. And if he does what I think he will get rid of forcing full time to have insurance and then more people will have full time jobs then part time. Obama has made it hard to run a buisness.with the high taxes and high insurance rates my husbands buisness is suffering.he has alot of buisnesses too always busy but these things have us not getting pay checks.

    • They’re l ike drowning rats running to higher ground. They should have built a stronger pulpit, one that doesn’t crumble the backs of the workers. Now they’re angry because Hillary was so crooked she spoiled their dreams of more Leftist bullshit, lawlessness, and disorder. Dems can’t stand to lose, and when they do they sit and cry and can’t figure out that they’re the ones who assume everyone should swallow all the koolaid the Left hands out as refresing their numb souls.

  3. That’s just too rich. It’s not going to hurt anyone’s feelings if any of you don’t attend the inauguration. If you don’t want to be there, don’t be there. Real simple. Nobody cares if you’re in D.C. or Florida. I admit that it will be warmer in Florida but my guess is that those who attend the inauguration rather be there than at the Florida concert. Looks like everybody should be happy. I don’t think there will be any obvious gaping holes because of your absence and I doubt the parties in D.C. will be less fun because you’re not there.

  4. Hillary Clinton is the Rightful President. We know it the World knows it. You will never NORMALIZE a self admitted sex predator groper. RUSSIAN TIES TAXES AND NO CLASS. A HOLLOW VICTORY AND A MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE.

    • Jamie Bailey. If Hillary had won the electoral vote, your party would be totally happy with it. I wouldn’t be bragging about that stupid “popular” vote. In fact, I’d be embarrassed to admit
      it was only Ca that got her that vote. What a joke. You act like it was people all across the nation that gave her the popular vote. Yeah, right. That’s why all the typical Dem states went red. Sheez. Talk about denial. Did you mention sexual predator? You mean, like the guy was actual PRESIDENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE getting blowjobs? No, Jamie. The hollowness is not in the Republican victory…I would say it’s a little closer to your head.

  5. Please please have something on Inauguration Day other than allowing trump to manipulate us any further or make us look at his face NOT ONE MINUTE LONGER. It makes me sick to my stomach to think how quickly he can destroy my grab children’s future with his total and complete lack of any knowledge whatsoever to run any country. I wouldn’t want him at a local PTA meeting.

    • Well, Lea Scott…..don’t invite him to any PTA meetings, then. By the way, the “beautiful” people are providing a concert parallel to the inauguration….feel free to tune in to that instead of the inauguration!! Glad my children’s futures aren’t in Hillary’s incapable hands….

  6. Your list of “celebrities” are only old people that want to get back into the lime light. Who wants to listen to them? They can’t even hop around the stage any more. Most of them seem to be drunk on stage.

  7. We Deplorables are only interest and only care about our A-list President-elect and not about a bunch of idiots who were lucky enough to have been born with certain God-given talents – like singing, acting, etc. – but who are not worth much as human beings.