In partnership with Anagram Studios (“The Sum”), the three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury will host special performances by multi-platinum recording artist and three-time Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean when the team plays the Chicago Sky for the Fry’s Food Stores Welcome Home Opener on May 21 at Footprint Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Wyclef Jean’s halftime performance is on behalf of The Sum, a new music platform and series created by Anagram Studios. Wyclef, along with 200 of his superfans on the court will sing Bob Marley’s hit phenomenon, “One Love.” Fans can enter online HERE for the opportunity to be one of the lucky 200 to join Wyclef Jean for a once in a lifetime experience.
The Sum debuted on TNT with Bebe Rexha and Wiz Khalifa at The NBA All-Star earlier this year and is an original concept based on the best part of any concert — fans singing along with the artists. Known as ‘the common chorus effect,’ in ‘The Sum,’ fans share the spotlight with their favorite music stars by performing a song together because the Sum of all voices is better than one.
The Sunday matinee matchup will celebrate Brittney Griner’s return to the floor in front of the X-Factor fanbase and will be one of the most memorable games in the Mercury’s 26-season history. With a deep connection to its fans and community, the Mercury is focused on elevating the game day experience on and off the court. This unique entertainment partnership is the latest example of the team’s commitment.
“May 21 is going to be an unforgettable experience for our fans and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to have an award-winning artist the caliber of Wyclef Jean join us in celebrating BG’s return and a new Mercury season,” said Mercury President Vince Kozar. “We’re so grateful for the partnership with The Sum and excited for how their show will elevate our in-arena experience.”
To honor Brittney’s return, and furthering this momentous and inclusive day, Wyclef will perform five of his greatest hits at a postgame concert in the COURTyard in the Footprint Center lower bowl.
The Mercury, who typically sell reserved seats only in the arena’s lower level, experienced the team’s earliest lower-level sellout since the late 1990s. Great upper-level tickets are still available at Mercury.WNBA.com/Tickets.
In addition, 15SOF, the original digital souvenir tech and media company will deliver all the fan appearances and performances on this special occasion. “It is an honor to be part of memorializing this heartwarming and inclusive moment in history,” said Michael Mackey Chief Business Officer of 15SOF.