(LIN) — Who says inauguration traditions have to be stuffy, boring and ceremonial for young people?
First lady Michelle Obama is putting together a star-studded lineup for the Kids' Inaugural Concert Saturday, Jan. 19.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Friday that Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Katy Perry, Usher and Stevie Wonder will be performing at this year's Kids' Inaugural.
Michelle Obama deemed the first show in 2009 "pretty cool."
The concert was created as a joint effort between Obama and Jill Biden as part of their platforms to celebrate and support military families. In 2009, thousands of children – mostly children from military families – enjoyed music from Miley Cyrus, Bow Wow and the Jonas Brothers.
Obama told attendees in 2009 that young people need to play a part in their country's future by volunteering their time helping others. She encouraged children to help out at homeless shelters, visit elderly neighbors and writing letters to troops overseas.
"We all have something incredible to contribute to the life of this nation," Obama told concert goers in 2009, "And kids, this means you, too!"
If the first lady shares the same message to young people this year, it will work hand-in-hand with her husband's plea to have all Americans participate in a National Day of Service on Jan. 19 to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
Light snow flurries were reported early Saturday just north of the KXAN viewing area. Sub-freezing temperatures along with a slight chance of light snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue through Sunday morning.
Investigators are still trying to figure out who murdered an Austin teacher in Benghazi on Thursday.
Back in June, Governor Rick Perry signed a new law officially letting teachers and students use greetings such as "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hannukah" in school, all without getting in any trouble.
The Round Rock-based computer giant, Dell Inc., is offering some workers voluntary buyouts as it seeks to trim costs and boost productivity.
The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
Sub-freezing temperatures and an approaching upper level disturbance could combine to produce some patchy freezing drizzle or sleet Saturday and early Sunday morning.