The Maryland Democratic Party Presents

2021 Virtual Presidential Inaugural Gala Pearls and Pajamas


The Maryland Democratic Party cordially invites you to join us for a virtual celebration on Saturday, January 16th, at 7:00 pm, to commemorate the 2021 Presidential Inauguration.  

Attendees will interact and celebrate with each other — we’ll hear speeches by special guests from the highest levels of our government, and there will be musical performances by local and national artists. 

Guest speakers will include:

  • Rep. Marcia Fudge
  • Jaime Harrison
  • DNC Chair Tom Perez
  • MDP Chair Yvette Lewis
  • Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
  • Senator Ben Cardin
  • Senator Chris Van Hollen
  • Senator Barbara Mikulski
  • Senator Tim Kaine
  • Rep. Elissa Slotkin
  • Rep. Maxine Waters
  • Rep. Stacey E. Plaskett
  • Governor Albert Bryan
  • White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
  • Alyssa Milano

Musical performances by: 

  • Maysa – a Grammy-nominated R&B artist and Baltimore native
  • Kings Return – An acapella quartet and internet sensation 
  • Sydni Marie and the Elements – one of the most popular indie artists in the DMV
  • Buffalo Run – a Garrett County folk and blues band
  • Jonathan Acosta
  • Anthony Reliford
  • Philippa Soo

Deluxe ticket levels and above will include a commemorative box featuring the inaugural seal. Included with every box will be an exclusive embossed gala invitation, custom medallion, coaster and tumbler, and more. These ticket holders will also receive an inaugural dinner voucher, specialty champagne, wine, and a dessert. 

This event will be held via Lunchpool, a virtual events software that simulates the experience of real, in-person events. You can watch a preview of this event, click here.

To see frequently asked questions about the event and Lunchpool, click here.

To learn more about the event platform, Lunchpool, you can watch this demo video. You can also watch a tutorial on how to sign-in to Lunchpool here.

Ticket Information

For a $5,000 Gold Sponsor, click here.

  • 1 table – 8 event tickets & 8 commemorative boxes
  • Logo recognition on event platform
  • Stage recognition during event
  • Slideshow recognition during event
  • Full page ad in virtual program
  • Commemorative gift box recognition
  • 4 VIP passes

For a $2,500 Silver Sponsor, click here.

  • 1 table – 8 event tickets & 8 commemorative boxes
  • Slideshow recognition during event
  • Half page ad in virtual program
  • Commemorative gift box recognition

For a $1,000 Half Table, click here.

  • Half table – 4 event tickets & 4 commemorative boxes

For a $250 Deluxe Guest, click here.

  • 1 event ticket & 1 commemorative box

For a $150 Young Dems, Seniors, & DSCC Deluxe Guest, click here.

  • 1 event ticket & 1 commemorative box

For a $100 Standard Guest, click here.

  • 1 event ticket

Half page virtual program ads are available for $250. Please contact [email protected] regarding sponsorships and virtual program ads.


Contributions or gifts to the Maryland Democratic Party are not tax deductible.

To comply with Federal Law, we must use best efforts to obtain, maintain, and submit the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200.00 in a calendar year. Your contributions will be used in connection with federal elections and is subject to the limitations and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act.

All funds solicited for this event are by the Maryland Democratic Party and not by Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, DNC Chair Tom Perez, Congressman Steny Hoyer, Senator Ben Cardin, Senator Chris Van Hollen, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, or Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

Paid for by the Maryland Democratic Party,, and not authorized
by any candidate or candidate’s committee. By authority of Robert J. Kresslein, Treasurer.

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