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Pharrell Williams To Headline NBA All-Star Game

PHARRELL WILLIAMS TO HEADLINE NBA ALL-STAR GAME 2014 AS PART OF THE ?ENTERTAINMENT SERIES PRESENTED BY SEAN JOHN AT MACY?S?

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- New Orleans-Inspired Halftime Performance Led by Grammy??-Nominated Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, with Guest Performances by Grammy and Award-Winning Artists Janelle Mon?e,?Dr. John, Gary Clark, Jr., and Earth, Wind & Fire -

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-Grammy-Nominated Artist Kendrick Lamar to Perform Prior to NBA All-Star Sprite Slam Dunk on Saturday, Feb. 15-

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NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 ? The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that Oscar?-nominated musician?Pharrell Williams, coming off of his multi-Grammy Award-winning night,?will headline the ?Entertainment Series presented by Sean John at Macy?s? during the 63rd NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 16, at Smoothie King Center.? The game will air live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT, ESPN Radio, and in 215 countries and territories in more than 47 languages.

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Williams will make a grand entrance when he opens the NBA All-Star 2014 festivities with the only player introductions set in all of sports, featuring surprise musical guests.? The electrifying performance will be followed by Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist?Gary Clark, Jr. who will perform the U.S. National Anthem and Canadian singer-songwriter?Serena Ryder?who will perform the Canadian National Anthem.??

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At halftime, New Orleans native?Trombone Shorty?and his band?Orleans Avenue?will tip off the celebration of New Orleans-influenced music with performers including multiplatinum singer-songwriter?Janelle Mon?e, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer?Dr. John, Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist?Gary Clark Jr.?and the legendary band?Earth, Wind & Fire.

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On Saturday, Feb. 15, prior to the highly anticipated Sprite Slam Dunk Contest airing live at 8 p.m.?? ET on TNT, Grammy-nominated artist?Kendrick Lamar?will perform an exclusive medley of smash hits from his critically acclaimed albums.

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For a look at how Pharrell Williams prepares for his headlining act at NBA All-Star, visit?nba.com/allstar?to check out a promo spot created by Turner Sports.

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Source: ?NBA Media



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