NBA All-Star Weekend has featured some weak musical performances in recent years, but that’s about to change. It has been announced that Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar will headline at this year’s festivities from Feb. 14-16.
Pharrell will get the nod during the player introductions of the All-Star Game on Sunday, while K-Dot will perform before the Slam Dunk Contest on All-Star Saturday.
The halftime show on Sunday will feature a NOLA collaboration between Earth, Wind & Fire, Janelle Monae, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., and New Orleans native Trombone Shorty with his band Orleans Avenue.
Clark Jr. will have U.S. National Anthem duties before Sunday’s game, while Serena Ryder will perform the Canadian national anthem.