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Trump's inauguration festivities kick off with ball, concert, reception

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President-elect Donald Trump and family pose at the end of a welcome celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017.
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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.

Welcome Celebration concert

People react during the 'Make America Great Again' Welcome Celebration concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.
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People react during the "Make America Great Again" Welcome Celebration concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Jan. 19.

Toby Keith

Country singer Toby Keith performs for US President-elect Donald Trump and his family during a welcome celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017.
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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.

Trump and family

President-elect Donald Trump and family pose at the end of the inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected tomorrow for Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.
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The president-elect and his family pose at the conclusion of the evening's concert.

Donald Trump and wife Melania

President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive to attend an inauguration concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017.
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Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive at the concert.

Mike Pence and wife Karen with Donald Trump and wife Melania

Vice President-elect Mike Pence (L), his wife Karen Pence (2nd L) and Melania Trump listen to President-elect Donald J. Trump speak at the Indiana Society Ball to thank donors January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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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.

Kellyanne Conway and Trump

President-elect Donald J. Trump kisses the hand of campaign manager Kellyanne Conway at the Indiana Society Ball to thank donors January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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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 over Lincoln Memorial

Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial after a welcome celebration for US President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017.
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Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial after the Welcome Celebration.