Music Lineup For NBA All-Star Events Features Mary J. Blige

Singer Mary J. Blige, Miami rapper Pitbull and Black Eyed Peas star will be the musical headliners at the NBA All-Star Weekend Feb. 25 and 26 at Amway Center in Orlando.

On Thursday, the league announced that Blige will sing the national anthem before the All-Star Game on Feb. 26 at Amway Center. At halftime, Pitbull will perform his latest hit, “Give Me Everything,” with help from singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and newcomer Nayer. Grammy nominee Nicki Minaj will sing a medley, including her new single, “Starships,” to accompany the player introductions.

That will cap a weekend that also features music from and Flo Rida at NBA All-Star Saturday Night, a Feb. 25 celebration at Amway Center that includes the three-point shooting and slam-dunk contests. Each event is coordinated to music, with’s “The Hardest Ever” timed to introduce the shooting and Flo Rida’s “Good Feeling” tied to the dunking.

Additional entertainers include Canadian pop band Neverest singing the Canadian anthem before the All-Star Game and Javier Colon (NBC’s “The Voice”) doing “The Star Spangled Banner” at All-Star Saturday Night.

The All-Star Game airs at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 on TNT. for more information on All-Star Weekend.



About Jazz In The Gardens

Jazz in the Gardens has easily become the City of Miami Gardens’ premiere entertainment event. Having 11 years of history under its belt, Jazz in the Gardens celebrates diversity, culture and art through various genres of music. Event-goers find themselves entrenched in the rich beats and musical stylings that vibrate from the stage. The event not only brings world-renowned talent to Miami Gardens, but it gives local artists the opportunity to be seen, heard and possibly discovered. Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival has been deemed as the undeniable “travel destination for the spring.” JITG occurs annually in March and serves as the inaugural event of the highly anticipated music festival season. The JITG experience is complemented by scenic beaches, plentiful shopping, incredible golf courses, 5-star restaurants, and many other inviting attractions which make South Florida a “must visit” destination. The City of Miami Gardens and its partners are committed to producing an extraordinary experience for our supporters and sponsors.
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