There will be some big names on the court and on stage during NBA All-Star Weekend. The NBA has drafted a superstar lineup of performers for this year’s festivities in New Orleans.
Before he performs at the Academy Awards on March 2, Pharrell will bring his Oscar-nominated hit “Happy” to New Orleans Arena on February 16. According to Billboard, the Grammy-winning producer will perform with some special guests during the player introductions.
Janelle Monáe; Earth, Wind & Fire; Dr. John; and Gary Clark Jr. will join forces for a New Orleans-inspired performance during Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game halftime show. Nola native Trombone Shorty and his band Orleans Avenue will also take the stage.
On the eve of the game, Kendrick Lamar will headline All-Star Saturday Night, performing hits off his debut good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Grammy-winning soul crooner Gary Clark Jr. will sing the U.S. national anthem on Sunday.
Past NBA All-Star Weekend performers have included Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, and Rihanna.