Ricky Martin, ZZ Top, Destiny’s Child, Lyle Lovett, Clint Black, Lee Ann Womack, and 98 Degrees are just some of the acts scheduled to entertain party-goers the day before Dubya takes the oath.

A highlight open to the public is the “Celebrating America’s Youth” concert at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. from 4-6 p.m. Jessica Simpson, Jaci Velasquez, and Nine Days will join Destiny’s Child, 98 Degrees and Womack to promote the spirit of volunteerism, excellence in education, and unity to an estimated 15,000 youngsters.

The show is being produced by TBA Entertainment, the people who brought you the humongous Hard Rock Cafe Rockfest.

Bush, Secretary of State designate Colin Powell, Olympic swimmer Dara Torres and others are expected to address the crowd during the concert.

Maybe they could extend their lessons about unity to Ricky Martin and songwriter Robi Draco Rosa. The heartthrob is expected to sing Rosa’s composition “The Cup of Life” at the Lincoln Memorial.

The Puerto Rican songwriter is angry that his song will be performed at the inauguration of a president he believes will “betray” his homeland.

“Singing ‘Cup of Life’ at George Bush’s inauguration is like playing the fiddle while Rome burns,” Rosa said.

The Martin/Rosa flap hasn’t been the only burr under organizers’ saddles. Shortly after it was announced that Van Morrison would perform, the Irish soul legend stated that he would be nowhere in the vicinity of Washington, D.C., during the inaugural. A rep at Virgin Records said Morrison never had any intention of performing at the event.