Plans announced for Deal Inaugural Gala at Philips Arena

ATLANTA — The inaugural committee of Governor-elect Nathan Deal has announced the schedule of events for the inaugural, including a gala to be held on Jan. 10.

The gala will feature a number of musical performers from Georgia, as well as a nationally-known headliner.  It will take place at Philips Arena, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

“Georgia is home to some of the nation’s best talent in government, business and entertainment,” said Jay Morgan, co-chair of the inaugural committee. “The Inaugural Gala will celebrate it all.” The event honors the new governor and the constitutional officers who will also take office that day.

The gala is an invitation-only event and like all inaugural festivities will be funded by private contributions.

The schedule of inaugural weekend events:

Saturday, January 8
“With a Servant’s Heart,”  a day of service events for non-profit agencies throughout Georgia.  Times and locations vary.

Monday, January 10
9 a.m. Prayer Service-Mount Paran Church of God, Atlanta.

2 p.m. Inaugural Ceremony -Georgia State Capitol, Washington Street front

7:30 p.m. Inaugural Gala, Philips Arena, Atlanta

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