Lil Wayne, Quavo and DJ Khaled have been added on to the star-studded NBA All-Star Game halftime show this Sunday (Feb. 16), which will take place at Chicago’s United Center. Chance the Rapper was previously confirmed as the event’s headliner.
Chance’s brother Taylor Bennett is also set to perform at the halftime show for the Rising Stars game on Friday (Feb. 14). As Chicago natives, Chance and Bennett serve as this year’s All-Star ambassadors and will partner with the NBA and Chicago Bulls for fan engagement programs.
Ahead of the All-Star roster introductions, fellow Chicagoan Common is also scheduled to give remarks about what basketball means to the city of Chicago.
Polo G, another Chicago native, recently announced his partnership with Audiomack to host a “Hometown Heroes” concert on Sunday (Feb. 16). The benefit concert will donate a portion of its ticket sales to local youth-based programs, like Polo’s AAU Boys Basketball Team, adolescent mental health nonprofit Erika’s Lighthouse and The Boys & Girls Club of Chicago.
“The purpose of the Concert For A Cause is to give back to my city,” Polo said in a press release about the event. “I remember struggling with my own issues. I didn’t have anyone to talk to. I want to help the youth in Chicago any way I can because I was once in the same shoes. Thank you Audiomack and every artist that made this possible. Salute!”
Along with Polo, G Herbo, Calboy, Dreezy, NLE Choppa, Tink, HappyBirthdayCalvin, Heavy Steppers, Ann Marie and more will also perform.
Besides Chicago-focused events, this year’s NBA All-Star Weekend will also see several tributes for the late Kobe Bryant. Chance previously spoke about the loss of Bryant during an All-Star Weekend advertisement.
“NBA All-Star. It happens every year. But this year is different,” he said. “The game will have more meaning than it’s ever had before. The league, the fans, the players will all pay tribute to the legendary Kobe Bryant. For an entire generation he defined the title ‘NBA All-Star.’”
The 69th Annual NBA All-Star Game will go down this Sunday (Feb. 16) at Chicago’s United Center.