John Legend Performing at 2017 NBA All Star Game

Grammy and Oscar winner John Legend will perform during halftime of the 2017 NBA All Star Game in New Orleans on February 19th. This will be Legend’s second performance during halftime of pro basketball’s biggest weekend, with his debut in 2004 in Houston.

The 2017 All Star Game was originally scheduled to be in Charlotte, North Carolina, however due to the controversial HB2 legislation, the NBA moved the weekend. New Orleans is hosting the game for the second time in the last three seasons.

As for the home of future All Star games, The NBA announced last year that Los Angeles would host the 2018 annual weekend. The 2019 game site has not been released yet, although there have been reports that Charlotte would be first to reclaim the event if the HB2 law is repealed. If it is not, look for Cleveland to sweep in and host the festivities.

The Quicken Arena in Cleveland is undergoing $140 million dollars in renovations which are anticipated to be completed in late 2019. If the work goes according to schedule, the 2020 game would be a perfect stage to show the world what Cleveland can offer. The city last hosted the event in 1997.

“We’re very excited about returning to Cleveland at some point for an All-Star game,” Silver said at that time. “We know [Cavaliers’ owner] Dan Gilbert would very much like it to happen and I think it’s just a function of when. Making sure that the timing is right in terms of the upgrades to the building.”