Bruce Springsteen expected to perform at the Lincoln Memorial

One of the first events scheduled for President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration festivities is a kick-off ceremony on Jan. 18 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The event was already shaping up to be one of the more enticing events for GW students–located only a few blocks from campus, scheduled before most of the crowds will arrive, and is free and open to the public–but the ceremony just got a little better with the news that Bruce Springsteen is expected to perform.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced that the event will start in the afternoon but has declined to release more specifics.

History buffs will note that the kick-off location is yet another nod to the 16th president; Obama previously announced he will travel to D.C. by train as Lincoln did in 1861 and will swear-in on the same Bible that Lincoln used during his inauguration.

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