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Donald Trump supporters attend concert to celebrate inauguration

Thousands of Donald Trump supporters have gathered near one of Washington's famous landmarks for a concert celebrating his upcoming inauguration.

The event - dubbed the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration - is taking place close to the Lincoln Memorial, where country star Lee Greenwood and rock band 3 Doors Down are among the headline acts.

President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania Trump holds the bible and his son Barron Trump looks on, on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania Trump holds the bible and his son Barron Trump looks on, on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Donald Trump (L) is sworn in as the 45th US president by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
People stand on the National Mall to listen to the 58th Presidential Inauguration for President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. President Donald Trump embraces his family after taking the oath of office during inauguration ceremonies swearing in Trump as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S., January 20, 2017. (Photo by Jim Bourg - Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump kisses his daughter Tiffany Trump after his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump talks with former President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, after Trump took the presidential oath. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (C) congratulates U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) after he took the oath of office as his wife Karen Pence looks on, on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Former President Barack Obama waves as he boards a Marine helicopter during a departure ceremony on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, after President Donald Trump was inaugurated. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
US President Donald Trump (L) and former US President Barack Obama clap after the national anthem was sung on January 20, 2017 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
Tape closes off broken windows at businesses in Northwest Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, after a confrontation with protestors blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration. (AP Photo/Michael Biesecker)
US President Donald Trump speaks during the Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: US President Donald Trump supporters react on the National Mall to the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Washington and the entire world have watched the transfer of the United States presidency from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, the 45th president. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: US President Donald Trump supporters react on the National Mall to the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Washington and the entire world have watched the transfer of the United States presidency from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, the 45th president. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: US President Donald Trump supporters pray on the National Mall during the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Washington and the entire world have watched the transfer of the United States presidency from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, the 45th president. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: (From L to R) First Lady Melania Trump, Karen Pence, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, former president Barack Obama, former vice president Joe Biden, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden stand on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Cuban-American supporters raise their right hands as they watch on television President Donald Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in the Little Havana area in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
President Donald Trump points at Former President Barack Obama after his speech during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence wave goodbye to Barack and Michelle Obama on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: First Lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence wave goodbye to Barack and Michelle Obama on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump wave after he took the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
US President-elect Donald Trump applauds after Vice President Mike Pence (C rear) was sworn in during the Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
US President Barack Obama shake hands with President-elect Donald Trump during the Presidential Inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
President Elect Donald Trump arrives on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
US President elect Donald Trump (C) arrives for the swearing-in ceremony on in front of the Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
A man is washed with water after being sprayed by police pepper spray during an anti-Trump demonstration on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Protesters attempted to block an entrance to the inauguration ceremony. President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th U.S. President later today. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
US President-elect Donald Trump arrives on the West Front of the Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrives for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
US President Barack Obama(R) and First Lady Michelle Obama(L) welcome Preisdent-elect Donald Trump(2nd-R) and his wife Melania to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. AFP/Getty Images
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton whispers to former President George W. Bush on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) talks to former President George W. Bush arrives on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
A poster-size image of a woman in a headscarf in the colors of the American flag is viewed as it appeared in a full-page ad in several US newspapers on January 20, 2017, part of a protest launched on the day of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration. AFP/Getty Images
President-elect Donald Trump's wife Melania Trump adjusts Barron Trump's tie before the 58th Presidential Inauguration for President-elect Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Melania Trump arrives on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protest the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. / AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Ivanka Trump, Vanessa Trump, Jared Kushner and first lady Michelle Obama arrive on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Demonstrators protest the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. / AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: People watch from the National Mall the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Washington and the entire nation are preparing for the transfer of the United States presidency later today as Donald Trump is sworn is as the 45th president Friday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A woman holds a sign before the start of the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump at Freedom Plaza on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. / AFP PHOTO / Joshua LOTTJOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. / AFP PHOTO / Joshua LOTTJOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: People gather on the National Mall for the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Washington and the entire nation are preparing for the transfer of the United States presidency later today as Donald Trump is sworn is as the 45th president Friday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: People watch from the National Mall the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Washington and the entire nation are preparing for the transfer of the United States presidency later today as Donald Trump is sworn is as the 45th president Friday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: A man rests on the National Mall during the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Washington and the entire nation are preparing for the transfer of the United States presidency later today as Donald Trump is sworn is as the 45th president Friday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump's motorcade drives down Pennsylvania Avenue for the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
US Chief Justice John Roberts(BottomR), Justice Anthony Kennedy(L) and Justice Clarence Thomas(2nd-L) arrive on the platform of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017, before the swearing-in ceremony of US President-elect Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Paul J. RichardsPAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
Vanessa Trump arrives on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) (L) talks with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) arrives on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump to the White House prior to the inauguration in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017. Later today Donald Trump will be sworn-in as the 45th President. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) arrives on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton arrives at the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton waves as she arrives at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump took the first ceremonial steps before being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- ushering in a new political era that has been cheered and feared in equal measure. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Rob CarrROB CARR/AFP/Getty Images
Former US Vice-President Dick Cheney arrives on the platform of the US Capitol at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017, before the swearing-in ceremony of US President-elect Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President-elect Donald J. Trump and first lady-elect Melania Trump depart St. John's Church on Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States today. (Photo by Chris Kleponis - Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President-elect Donald J. Trump and first lady-elect Melania Trump depart St. John's Church on Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States today. (Photo by Chris Kleponis - Pool/Getty Images)
Former US President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive near the east front steps of the Capitol Building before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in at the 58th Presidential Inauguration on Capitol Hill in Washington, D. on January 20, 2017. Donald Trump took the first ceremonial steps before being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- ushering in a new political era that has been cheered and feared in equal measure. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / John ANGELILLOJOHN ANGELILLO/AFP/Getty Images
Singer Jackie Evancho arrives for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: The Marine band plays on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Laura Bush waves as she arrives at fthe U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In todays inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: People wait in line to enter the National Mall prior to the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump is being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
The President's place setting is displayed in Statuary Hall in the Capitol for the Inaugural Lunch following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MOLLY RILEYMOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Protesters and supporters gather on the National Mall for the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Today Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
The ceremonial gifts for the President and Vice President are set in Statuary Hall in the Capitol for the Inaugural Lunch following Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MOLLY RILEYMOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: New York City's Naked Cowboy joins protesters and supporters on the National Mall for the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Today Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Guests arrive for the inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In todays inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Barak Obama leaves the White House for the final time as President as the nation prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama(R) and First Lady Michelle Obama(2nd-L) welcome Preisdent-elect Donald Trump(L) and his wife Melania(2nd-R) to the White House in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSONJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama as they await for the arrival of President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
People gather to watch the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump on January 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama, flanked by President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump, greets Melania Trump at the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Barak Obama leaves the White House for the final time as President as the nation prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)
Supporters of US President-elect Donald Trump watch a TV screen at the National Mall, as he arrives at the White House to greet US President Barack Obama in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- winning vindication for his bare-knuckle White House bid and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDSANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images
US President-elect and his wife Melania leave St. John's Episcopal Church on January 20, 2017, before Trump's inauguration. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas KammNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
US President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania speak with Reverend Luis Leon as they leave St. John's Episcopal Church on January 20, 2017, before Trump's inauguration. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas KammNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir wait for the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the Untied States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Anthony Messina of Brooklyn, New York poses for a portrait as people gather on the National Mall prior to Donald Trump's Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President-elect Donald J. Trump departs Blair House to attend a church service at St. John's Episcopal Church on Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States today. (Photo by Chris Kleponis - Pool/Getty Images)
Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir wait below the Capitol dome in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017, before the swearing-in ceremony of US President-elect Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest against US President-elect Donald Trump before his inauguration on January 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Chairs are set up on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In todays inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: The Marine band sits on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In todays inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sit on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In todays inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
People and reporters prepare for the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump on January 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Workers set the stage at the U.S. Capitol on Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States today. (Photo by Daniel Acker - Pool/Getty Images)
People and reporters prepare for the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump on January 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
Young members of the National Cathedral Choir wait below the Capitol dome in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017, before the swearing-in ceremony of US President-elect Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest against US President-elect Donald Trump before his inauguration on January 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Workers set the stage at the U.S. Capitol on Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States today. (Photo by Ricky Carioti - Pool/Getty Images)
Young members of the National Cathedral Choir wait below the Capitol dome in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017, before the swearing-in ceremony of US President-elect Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SMIALOWSKIBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest against US President-elect Donald Trump before his inauguration on January 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Spectaors begin to fiill the National Mall l on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will be sworn in tomorrow as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
US President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia on January 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NganMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
A choir od singers rehearse below the Capitol dome in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017, before the swearing-in ceremony of US President-elect Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A military helicopter lands at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Rob CarrROB CARR/AFP/Getty Images
Demonstrators protest against US President-elect Donald Trump before his inauguration on January 20, 2017, in Washington, DC. AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: The American flag flies on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In todays inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: American flags adorn on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on inauguration day January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In todays inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A Palestinian protester holds a placard during a demonstration against the construction of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and against US President-elect Donald Trump, on January 20, 2017, near the settlement of Maale Adumim, east of Jerusalem. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANIABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images
Israeli police detain a Palestinian protester during a demonstration against the construction of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and against US President-elect Donald Trump, on January 20, 2017, near the settlement of Maale Adumim, east of Jerusalem. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANIABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images
A Kenyan reads a local newspaper pullout depicting American President Barack Obama and the President-elect, on January 20, 2017 in the streets of Nairobi. Donald J. Trump was elected as the President of the United States on November 8, 2016, and will take the oath of office on January 20, 2017, to formally become the 45th President of the United States. / AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINASIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images
BATH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: A groip of protestors gather beneath a banner reading "Build bridges not walls" dropped from a window on Pulteney Bridge on January 20, 2017 in Bath, England. The banner drop in Bath is part of a series of events across the world aimed at expressing disproval at today's inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th U.S. president. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
BATH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: A man stops to look at a banner reading "Build bridges not walls" that has been displayed on a bridge on North Parade on January 20, 2017 in Bath, England. The banner drop in Bath is part of a series of events across the world aimed at expressing disproval at today's inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th U.S. president. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Sri Lankan rights activists demonstrate outside the US Embassy in Colombo on January 20, 2017, ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. / AFP PHOTO / Ishara S. KODIKARAISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images
Activists burn a mock US flag with President-elect Donald Trump's portrait during a rally in front of the US embassy in Manila on January 20, 2017, ahead of Trump's presidential inauguration. AFP/Getty Images
President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump arrive at a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
US 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. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
US 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. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Entertainer Willi Tokarev, center, an 82-year-old Russian emigre to the U.S. appears during a nightclub party entitled "Trumplissimo America!" in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Twenty-four hours before Donald Trump is to be sworn in as president of the United States, people gathered at a Moscow nightclub to celebrate his inauguration. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
US President-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania arrive for a welcome celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on January 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Jon Voight speaks during a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Baracades are installed ahead of the inaugural parade of US President-elect Donald Trump, in Washington, DC on January 19, 2017. Twenty-four hours before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Donald Trump arrived in Washington , determined to transform American politics over the next four years. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
The motorcade of US President-elect Donald Trump is parked in front of the Trump International Hotel as he attends a leadership luncheon in Washington, DC on January 19, 2017. Twenty-four hours before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Donald Trump arrived in Washington , determined to transform American politics over the next four years. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
President-elect Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President-elect Mike Pence pauses after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., ahead of Friday's presidential inauguration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - JANUARY 19: (AFP OUT) US President-elect Donald J. Trump and US Vice President-elect Mike Pence participate in a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on January 19, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come to the National Mall to witness Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, January 19, 2017 in Washington. DC. Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th U.S. President on Friday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - JANUARY 19: (AFP OUT) US President-elect Donald J. Trump and US Vice President-elect Mike Pence participate in a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on January 19, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come to the National Mall to witness Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
Family member watch as US President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia on January 19, 2017 / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
US President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington,Virginia, on January 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
US President-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump step off a plane upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on January 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Members of a bomb disposal team investigate a package downtown on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Security is tight in the nation's capital on the eve of the presidential inauguration. Washington and the entire nation are preparing for the transfer of the United States presidency as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president January 20. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Members of a bomb disposal team investigate a package downtown on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Security is tight in the nation's capital on the eve of the presidential inauguration. Washington and the entire nation are preparing for the transfer of the United States presidency as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president January 20. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Lt Col Jason Fettig of the Marine band rehearses on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will be sworn in tomorrow as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Donald Trump supporters drive through downtown on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Washington and the entire nation are preparing for the transfer of the United States presidency as Trump is sworn in as the 45th president January 20. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
The podium where Donald Trump will take the Oath of Office and be sworn in as the 45th US president is covered up in Washington, DC on January 19, 2017. Twenty-four hours before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Trump arrived in Washington on Thursday, determined to transform American politics over the next four years. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
The United States Marine Corps Band practices in front of the podium where US President-elect Donald Trump will take the oath of office and be sworn in as the 45th US president in Washington, DC on January 19, 2017. Twenty-four hours before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Trump arrived in Washington on Thursday, determined to transform American politics over the next four years. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
US President-elect Donald Trump helps his wife Melania Trump off stage at a leadership luncheon at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC on January 19, 2017. Twenty-four hours before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Trump arrived in Washington on Thursday, determined to transform American politics over the next four years. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: (AFP OUT) President-elect of The United States Donald J. Trump introduces First Lady-elect Melania Trump to Republican leadership the day before his swearing in January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come to the National Mall to witness Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
President-elect Donald Trump stands with his wife Melania at the Leadership Luncheon at Trump International in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: The West Front of the U.S. Capitol is prepared for inauguration day on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will be sworn in tomorrow as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
A new wax figure of US President-elect Donald Trump is viewed a day after it was launched at Madame Tussauds in Washington,DC on January 19, 2017. With one day to go before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Donald Trump arrives in Washington Thursday determined to transform US politics over the next four years. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Chairs are set out on the National Mall by the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will be sworn in tomorrow as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A new wax figure of US President-elect Donald Trump is viewed a day after it was launched at Madame Tussauds in Washington,DC on January 19, 2017. With one day to go before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Donald Trump arrives in Washington Thursday determined to transform US politics over the next four years. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: (AFP OUT) President-elect of The United States Donald J. Trump speaks to Republican leadership at Trump International Hotel the day before his swearing in January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come to the National Mall to witness Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: (AFP OUT) President-elect of The United States Donald J. Trump speaks to Republican leadership at Trump International Hotel the day before his swearing in January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come to the National Mall to witness Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: (AFP OUT) President-elect of The United States Donald J. Trump speaks to Republican leadership at Trump International Hotel the day before his swearing in January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come to the National Mall to witness Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: (AFP OUT) President-elect of The United States Donald J. Trump speaks to Republican leadership at Trump International Hotel the day before his swearing in January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come to the National Mall to witness Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: (AFP OUT) President-elect of The United States Donald J. Trump speaks to Republican leadership at Trump International Hotel the day before his swearing in January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come to the National Mall to witness Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: A view down Pennsylvania Ave is seen from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will be sworn in tomorrow as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Members of a military band rehearses on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will be sworn in tomorrow as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Members of a military band rehearses on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will be sworn in tomorrow as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Onlookers are seen in front of the Trump International Hotel as US President-elect Donald Trump arrives for a leadership luncheon in Washington, DC on January 19, 2017. Twenty-four hours before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Donald Trump arrived in Washington on Thursday, determined to transform American politics over the next four years. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) takes a photo on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump will be sworn in tomorrow as the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: A vendor sells Donald Trump merchandise near the National Mall on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Washington and the entire nation are preparing for the transfer of the United States presidency as Trump is sworn is as the 45th president on January 20. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
US President-elect Donald Trump (R) and his wife Melania Trump arrive for a leadership luncheon at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC on January 19, 2017. AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - US President-elect Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, her son Theo, her husband Jared Kushner and daughter Arabella, step off a plane upon arrival at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on January 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
US President-elect Donald Trump (R) and his wife Melania Trump arrive for a leadership luncheon at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC on January 19, 2017. Twenty-four hours before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Trump arrived in Washington on Thursday, determined to transform American politics over the next four years. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Ivanka Trump carries her son Theodore Kushner, as they arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, for her father's inauguration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President-elect Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania, speaks at the Leadership Luncheon, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
US President-elect Donald Trump merchandise on sale outside the White House in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017, as final preparations are underway a day ahead of the inauguration of the 45th US president.  / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
US President-elect Donald Trump merchandise on sale outside the White House in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017, as final preparations are underway a day ahead of the inauguration of the 45th US president.  / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
Susan Reneau wears a hat with Donald Trump buttons near Constitution Avenue on January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. US President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in January 20 as the 45th President of the United States. / AFP PHOTO / Joshua LOTTJOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty Images
TOPSHOT - A view of the US Capitol building before tomorrow's Inauguration on Capitol Hill January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. With one day to go before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Donald Trump arrives in Washington Thursday determined to transform US politics over the next four years. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SmialowskiBRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Susan Reneau poses for a portrait as she shows off her patriotic outfit near Constitution Avenue on January 19, 2017, in Washington, DC. US Presidential-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in on january 20 as the 45th President of the United States. / AFP PHOTO / Joshua LOTTJOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty Images
Members of US Secret Service guard a fenced out area near the White House in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017, where final preparations are underway a day ahead the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump as the 45th President of the US.  / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
A new wax figure of US President-elect Donald Trump is viewed a day after it was launched at Madame Tussauds in Washington,DC on January 19, 2017. With one day to go before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Donald Trump arrives in Washington Thursday determined to transform US politics over the next four years. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
A new wax figure of US President-elect Donald Trump is viewed a day after it was launched at Madame Tussauds in Washington,DC on January 19, 2017. With one day to go before he takes the oath of office as the 45th US president, Donald Trump arrives in Washington Thursday determined to transform US politics over the next four years. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

US President-elect Mr Trump has reportedly struggled to attract famous names to take part in the concert, while Broadway star Jennifer Holliday pulled out of the gig citing concerns raised by fans from the LGBT community.

Friends Ron Coughlin and Karen Jones, from New Jersey, were among the supporters watching the concert on one of the big screens near the Lincoln Memorial.

Mr Coughlin said he hoped Mr Trump's inaugural speech would include many of the topics he discussed during his election campaign and branded protesters "ignorant".

"I hope he reiterates most of the things he said in the campaign. That's what people want to hear," he said.

"The protesters are ignorant. Trump has done more since the election than Obama achieved in eight years."

Asked why she wanted to attend, Ms Jones replied: "We want to see our president."

Robert Dreyfus was joined at the concert by his sons Steve, 25, and David, 22.

"We're from New York so we've seen a lot of the work (Trump) has done," he said.

"I hope he cuts back on capital gains tax.

"My insurance premiums have gone crazy. I'm optimistic."

Earlier on Thursday, Mr Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence laid wreaths at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Actor Jon Voight, who has been a vocal supporter of Mr Trump, addressed the crowd.

"We have all been witness to a very gruelling year and a half for the President-elect," he said.

"We have all been witness to a barrage of propaganda that left us all breathless with anticipation, not knowing if God could reverse all the negative lies against Mr Trump whose only desire was to make America great again."

Voight said Mr Trump "certainly didn't need this job" but "God answered all our prayers".

"We will be part of history, all of us," he said.

"President Lincoln, who sits here with us, I'm sure is smiling knowing America will be saved by an honest and good man who will work for all the people, no matter their creed or colour."

Voight introduced Grammy award-winning singer Sam Moore who performed America The Beautiful.

Supporters broke out into cheers of "Trump, Trump, Trump" as Mr Trump was introduced to the stage with his wife Melania.

Brothers Paul and Donald Brown from New York were wearing T-shirts displaying the phrases "Donald Trumps Hillary" and "The Witch Is Dead" as they watched the concert.

Paul, 58, said: "The response to the T-shirts has been positive.

"I think it will offend some but it echoes the sentiment of the American people.

"The American people were fed up with the political establishment and wanted it to change."

A piano version of One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful was played by musical group The Piano Guys during the concert.

Addressing the crowd, Mr Trump said he would "unify" America as president.

"We're going to make American great for all our people," he said.

"On the campaign I called it 'the forgotten man and the forgotten woman'. You're not forgotten any more.

"We're going to do things that haven't been done for our country for many, many decades. It's going to change.

"I'll see you tomorrow. I don't care frankly if it's going to be beautiful or if it's going to rain like crazy. It makes no difference to me.

"I have a feeling it's going to be beautiful."

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