While the actual game was somewhat of a snooze-fest (no shade, basketball fans!), the music of New Orleans musician Trombone Shorty, legendary blues singer Dr. John, guitarist Gary Clark Jr., Janelle Monae, and Earth, Wind & Fire rocked the crowd at the 2014 NBA All-Star game out of their slumber during the halftime show.
The entire show had an old-school feel, whether it was the new bloods or legends taking the stage. New Orleans’ Trombone Shorty opened the set and rocked his hometown, hosting the performance and staying on stage for his fellow performers. Dr. John tickled the ivories and Gary Clark Jr. (who also played and instrumental version of the national anthem) blused-up the performance with “Bright Lights” on the guitar. Janelle Monae then brought her high energy to The Big Easy, moonwalking with the mic stand during her rap. Iconic funk band Earth, Wind & Fire then ended the performance with “Shining Star," while the rest of the performers stayed on stage to assist the legends in the name of funk.
It was a jam-packed performance! Watch it all go down below: