AUSTIN (January 4, 2011)--Texas-based musicians Clay Walker, Pat
Green of Waco, the Eli Young Band and Bonnie Bishop are on the program for the evening celebration of the Texas Inaugural in Austin.
GOP Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst will be sworn in the morning of Jan. 18.
The nighttime celebration, at the Palmer Events Center, is by invitation only.
Recommended attire is cocktail, not formal, as part of a toned-down celebration during hard economic times.
Inaugural committee leader Weisie Steen said the evening celebration will showcase "a few home-grown favorites" who have become household names.
Perry and Dewhurst will be sworn in at 11 a.m. on Jan. 18 on the south steps of the Capitol.
A barbecue lunch follows.
Both the swearing in ceremony and the lunch are free, but preregistration is required for the barbecue.