On the eve of his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump held a celebratory concert at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial, attended a reception and spoke at a ball for his donors.
The concert featured DJ RaviDrums, Sam Moore, The Frontmen of Country, Lee Greenwood, Three Doors Down, The Piano Guys and Toby Keith. The president-elect was in attendance, along with his family.
The event, held in the same location as Barack Obama's 2009 concert, served as a kickoff to the inauguration festivities that will continue until Saturday.
On the same night, the president-elect attended the Indiana Society Ball to thank his donors and appeared at Union Station for a reception dinner.
People react during the "Make America Great Again" Welcome Celebration concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Jan. 19.
Country megastar Toby Keith performs at the Welcome Celebration. His song "Red Solo Cup" is about the perennial party favorite he holds in his right hand.
The president-elect and his family pose at the conclusion of the evening's concert.
Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at the concert.
Mike Pence, his wife Karen and Melania listen as President-elect Trump speaks at the Indiana Society Ball, thanking donors on the night before his inauguration.
Trump appears with Kellyanne Conway, his former campaign chairman and a close advisor to the president-elect, during a reception dinner at Union Station.
Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial after the Welcome Celebration.