With roughly three and a half weeks until he is sworn in, Boston Mayor-Elect Martin J. Walsh today announced new inauguration details—including performances by local favorites the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra and the Dropkick Murphys.
Several members of the Dropkick Murphys openly supported Walsh’s mayoral bid, and the band appeared in a television ad commissioned by an outside group campaigning on Walsh’s behalf.
This afternoon, Walsh’s transition team released a list of performers who will appear at his inaugural celebration at the Hynes Convention Center on Jan. 6. It also includes: Blue Man Group, Ellis Hall, The Floor Lords, Zumix, Calypso Hurricane, Strictly Sinatra, Mark Morris and the Cat Tunes, Steve Sweeney, Lenny Clarke, and DJ Master Millions.
Tickets for the event, available through Ticketmaster, cost $35.
Last weekend, Walsh released initial plans for his four-day inaugural—which will include his formal swearing-in, evening celebration, and community service events.
“It’s about making sure that we can allow different people to be part of it,” Walsh told the Globe last Saturday. “The civic engagement is, to me, the most important of it all.”
Walsh will be sworn in by Roderick L. Ireland, chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, on Jan. 6, at Silvio O. Conte Forum at his alma mater, Boston College.
It will be the first mayoral inauguration held outside the city’s downtown center since Mayor Kevin H. White’s fourth inauguration in 1980, held at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester.
White’s other inaugurations, as well as those of outgoing Mayor Thomas M. Menino, were held at Faneuil Hall. Raymond L. Flynn, who served between White and Menino, was inaugurated at the Wang Center and Old North Church.