The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club is providing fans with another ‘True to Atlanta’ game experience, today announcing a halftime performance by hometown hip-hop artist Lil Yachty when the club hosts the Washington Wizards on Friday, Jan. 27.
“I grew up in Atlanta, so it’s very exciting to take the stage at Philips Arena, especially during a Hawks game,” said Lil Yachty. “The Hawks are really connecting with a younger fan base, so I think collaborating with the team for a halftime performance is a natural fit for both of us.”
The 19-year-old product of Pebblebrook in suburban Atlanta was recently named to Forbes’ 2017 Class of “30 Under 30,” a group described as a batch of diverse, young innovators. In addition to recording a few popular mixtapes, Yachty is the face of an exclusive clothing line and also starred in a national ad for a soft drink. He will become the latest Atlanta-bred star to perform at a Hawks game over the past three seasons, joining a list that includes 2Chainz, T.I., Jeezy, Ludacris and Gucci Mane.
“Lil Yachty is an up-and-coming superstar with whom who we are very fortunate to collaborate this season,” said Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. “His music and his brand represent the next generation Atlantans who attend our games, and his halftime performance promises to create an electric environment at Philips Arena.”
Tickets for the contest are available now at Hawks.com/yachty, including an option with a $10 food and beverage credit. To secure the $10 credit, fans should select “Food and Beverage Deal” after choosing a seat location and the barcode on the ticket will include the deal.
The halftime performance will be televised on FOX Sports Southeast and streamed live on FOX Sports GO. Coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET, with tipoff scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Stay tuned to HHS1987 for more NBA news. Follow @eldorado2452 on Twitter and Instagram for all your Atlanta Hawks, NBA and sports news.
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