NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The NBA All-Star Game is attracting some MVP musical talent to the Crescent City.
The Roots and Tony Award-winning Hamilton actor Daveed Diggs will join DJ Jazzy Jeff, Michael B. Jordan, Jidenna, and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels to perform an NBA-themed musical called “The Evolution of Greatness” composed by The Roots specially for the All-Star game, the NBA announced today.
The special performance will take place just before the All-Star Game begins on February 19 in the Smoothie King Center.
On February 18, DNCE and DJ Khaled will perform at the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night after the JBL Three-Point Contest and before the Verizon Slam Dunk.
Ten-time Grammy winner John Legend will also be in town to perform a compilation of his hits, and New Orleans native Jon Batiste will sing the National Anthem.