We’re a week away from NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans. Music is always a big part of the mix and the NBA has announced the performers who’ll be participating.
Pharrell Williams will perform during the player introductions, and will be bringing out some special guests. The producer scored two of last summer’s biggest hits with Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” and has also been confirmed to perform “Happy” at the upcoming Academy Awards.
the NBA All-Star Game halftime show will consist of a New Orleans-influenced collaboration between Earth, Wind & Fire; Janelle Monae; Dr. John; Gary Clark Jr.; and city native Trombone Shorty with his band Orleans Avenue.
Kendrick Lamar has been tapped to headline the Saturday night (Feb. 15) of NBA All-Star weekend, with a performance prior to Sprite Slam Dunk. Finally, Clark Jr. and Serena Ryder have been confirmed to perform the U.S. national anthem and Canadian national anthem, respectively, at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday