Bruce Springsteen was one of the major stars of a showcase that represented the generations and genres that make up the United States of America. ‘Celebrating America’ was a concert that was held on Wednesday to celebrate the Presidential inauguration, and a turn towards better administration. Interestingly, the concert had two rousing themes throughout- embracing diversity, and an all-encompassing unity.
Bruce Springsteen Spearheaded The Musical Act At Celebrating America
This event- which aired on primetime brought out quite a few stars back to the center stage. Newcomers and legends alike took to the stage to show the rich musical landscape of America. The performances included several from Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Foo Fighters, Demi Lovato, Jon Bon Jovi, and others. The final roster also had Tyler Hubbard and Tim McGraw added to the festivities.
Along with musical legends like Bruce Springsteen, the event was anchored by Oscar winner Tom Hanks. Several celebrities, ranging from Eva Longoria to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Lin Manuel Miranda appeared on this star-studded showcase.
All that was left of this night to reach its zenith was a speech from President Biden- who reaffirmed his call for respect and unity. He spoke about the future and maintained a pretty optimistic view of where the USA was going. The Vice President of the country, Kamala Harris also had a few things to say. She spoke about how Americans knew how to dream even in the darkest times- and this was one of them. Former presidents like Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama joined in for a conversation that was all about highlighting the importance of unity.
One of the longest supporters of the Democratic Party, Bruce Springsteen opened the showcase with his famous song- ‘Land of Hope and Dreams’. This was one of the songs he had performed back in 1999 with the E Street Band. In a truly iconic style, he used an acoustic guitar to serenade the audience with his song, while standing on the stairs near Lincoln Memorial.