Beach Boys Invited to Perform at Trump Inauguration

“No decision has been made at this point as to how or whether they will participate,” a rep for the band says

Last Updated: December 23, 2016 @ 8:42 AM

The Beach Boys are one of the musical acts that’s been asked to perform at the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, according to media reports.

People wrote that the “California Girl” singers have been offered the gig and are mulling it over.

“The Beach Boys have been asked to perform as part of the inauguration festivities. But no decision has been made at this point as to how or whether they will participate,” a Beach Boys spokesperson told the magazine. “We will let you know as soon as a decision is final.”

The site also noted that the band has performed for Trump in the past, on his Florida golf course Mar-a-Lago.

A rep for Trump’s inauguration team did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

As TheWrap previously reported, Trump is so displeased with his team’s inability to lock in A-list talent for his inauguration events next month that he’s ordered a “Hail Mary” shakeup of his recruiters to try to book performers, a person familiar with the situation told TheWrap.

Mark Burnett, who produces “Celebrity Apprentice” with Trump and has been overseeing entertainment for inauguration festivities, has brought in talent recruiter Suzanne Bender, a former “Dancing With the Stars” and “American Idol” booker, to end an effective freeze-out by Hollywood.

The Trump transition has been struggling for weeks to secure A-list talent for the inauguration celebration. The only person confirmed to perform at the event is Jackie Evancho, a 16-year-old former “America’s Got Talent” contestant. She is set to sing the national anthem before he takes the oath of office

Performers who are known to have rejected requests include Elton John, country singer Garth Brooks and opera star Andrea Bocelli. According to the insider, many of those approached have said they do not want to “normalize” Trump’s presidency.

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