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As Donald Trump struggles to land inauguration performers, promoter plans 'counter-concert' in Miami

Donald Trump's inauguration organizers are reportedly having a bit of trouble locking down musical performers for the big day. So far, Andrea Bocelli, Elton John, Garth Brooks, and Céline Dion are all rumored to have turned down the honor. To add insult to injury, concert promoter Mark Ross is reportedly "in the process of putting together a large-scale concert called 'We the People' to directly compete with Donald Trump's inauguration," Politico reports.

Ross doesn't have any performers announced yet, although a person familiar with the planning leaked that "the talent is banging on our doors to do this." Then again, the communications director for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Boris Epshteyn, also bragged that "first class entertainers are eager to participate in the inaugural events," and we all know how that's going.

Still, Ross' competing concert is salt in the wound for a team that can't even get Céline Dion to commit. The counter-concert will reportedly be held in Miami, with Ross now seeking to secure funding.