Jan. 21, 2013
On January 21, 2013 BET Networks will celebrate the inauguration of the 44 th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, with an Inaugural Ball.
The black tie affair will include a guest list consisting of celebrities, influencers, policy makers, community leaders, media and politicos and will take place at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery
from 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. ET
. In addition to the ball, BET Networks
will honor the legacy of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
with special programming on BET and CENTRIC on
nday, January 21 at
ET/ 8 AM PT
when BET News airs
"From King to President: America Celebrates"
Presidential Inauguration of President
Hosted by GRAMMY nominated recording artist
, BET Networks' Inaugural Ball will include 3 areas of entertainment with live performances by
Bell Biv Devoe, Doug E. Fresh, Frederic Yonnet, MC Lyte
and feature a special DJ set by
DJ Kiss, DJ D- Nice
DJ Quick Silva
. Special guests to include
Tatyana Ali, Angela Bassett, Hosea Chanchez, Morris Chestnut, Rosario Dawson, Estelle, America Ferrera, Gayle King, Kenya Moore, Q-Tip, Chris Tucker, Kerry Washington, Lynn Whitfield and Wilmer Valderrama.
The BET Networks Inaugural Gala presented by AT&T is sponsored by Marriott, Hennessy V.S., Perennial Sports & Marketing, Southern Company, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo.