Nick Jonas is living a dream life as a rock star, but as a kid, he had a more lofty ambition - to live in the White House.

"My goal was to become a president one day," the 16-year-old musician-actor and all-around teen heartthrob said in an interview on Friday. "I've kind of been thinking about it since the time I was seven."

While he may one day realize his presidential dreams, for now, he will have to settle for being a part of the historic inauguration of Barack Obama with brothers Nick and Joe. The Jonas Brothers are playing a concert Monday in downtown Washington for military families. Set to air on the Disney Channel, the concert will also feature Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Bow Wow.

"We're just really pumped to be there with such a historical inauguration," Nick Jonas said.

The Grammy-nominated trio said they'll be performing their tunes "Love Bug" and "Burnin' Up" during their Washington performance. The tunes are particular favourites of the Obama daughters, Malia and Sasha, the brothers said later at a Television Critics Association news conference.

Jill Biden and Michelle Obama are hosting the event at DC's Verizon Center with their families, but it won't be the first time the Jonas Brothers have come face-to-face with Sasha and Malia.

"Very sweet girls," Nick Jonas said. "We met 'em when we were on 'Ellen.' And it was before he became the president-elect. So we'll see them again now and give them a big 'congratulations."'

The Jonas Brothers had also visited the White House under the Bush administration to perform at the Easter Egg Roll. They said they had no comment about a campaign by Quincy Jones and others for Obama to create a new post of Secretary of Culture.

"As a band, we just kind of take a step back away from the whole political side of things and just enjoy the music and get to meet amazing people and get to do amazing things," Kevin Jonas said. "And we're just really honoured to be a part of this incredible thing."

The Jonas Brothers, who are up for best new artist at the Grammys, are also set to perform at the awards show Feb. 8. They also are due to star in a film due in theatres next month: "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience."

"It's exciting for us to finally get to do something like this and have our first movie and especially do it with what we love, music," Joe Jonas said. "And hopefully everyone will like it."

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