From sequins and tuxes to Carhartts and Xtratufs, Juneau will celebrate the inauguration of Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom Alaska style during the first-in-state 2023 inaugural celebration, which will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, from 7-10 pm at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.
To kick off the party, Juneau’s own Taylor Vidic assembled the Southeast Swingers, a mix of the best jazz musicians Southeast has to offer, with a rhythm section out of Ketchikan, lead guitar from Sitka, and keys, sax and vocals from the Capital City. The group includes educators, full time performers, recording artists, Rasmuson Foundation awardees, state and federal employees, and born-and-raised Alaskans.
“This is what Alaskan Music looks like – hardworking, multi-talented and community-minded. With songs that stretch from the 1920s to the 2020s, they’ll keep the energy high, your toe tappin’, and the room swingin’ all night long. Enjoy a selection of tantalizing appetizers provided by Smokehouse Catering, complimentary non-alcoholic punch and a no-host bar,” the Juneau Inaugural Committee said.