Keith Urban announced as NBA All-Star Weekend performer in Indy

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Keith Urban will perform Feb. 17 as part of NBA All-Star Weekend festivities at the Indiana Convention Center. (Photo provided by UMG Nashville)

NBA All-Star Weekend organizers announced Wednesday the first headliner for concerts planned at the Indiana Convention Center.

Country-pop star Keith Urban will perform Feb. 17 as part of NBA Crossover, a three-day fan event featuring player appearances and attractions focused on art, fashion, technology and entertainment.

Urban’s show is billed as the NBA Experiences Saturday Pregame Concert, set to begin at 3 p.m. Tickets, $100, are available at ticketmaster.com.

Four-time Grammy Award winner Urban last performed in central Indiana in 2022, when he played Noblesville’s Ruoff Mortgage Center.

The Feb. 16 NBA Crossover show is billed as the Michelob Ultra Courtside Concert and is restricted to attendees 21 and older. It begins at 9 p.m., and performers have yet to be announced.

The Feb. 18 NBA Crossover show is billed as the NBA All-Star Game Pregame Concert. It beings at 3 p.m., and performers have yet to be announced.

Concert tickets include access to NBA Crossover attractions.

A three-day pass to NBA Crossover concerts is available for $300. For more information, visit ticketmaster.com.

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6 thoughts on “Keith Urban announced as NBA All-Star Weekend performer in Indy

    1. Perhaps they are trying to appeal to more than the hip-hop crowd as your stereotype would suggest? I love the NBA and really like Keith Urban…

  1. Ode to Urban…

    In the city where basketball dreams come alive,
    A weekend of stars, where talents all collide.
    NBA All-Star Weekend, a hoop lover’s delight,
    With dunks so high, they touch the starry night.

    In the midst of it all, on a stage so grand,
    Enter Keith Urban, guitar in hand.
    Strumming and singing, with a country twang,
    On the hardwood court, where legends hang.

    The players shoot hoops, with finesse and flair,
    While Keith Urban strums, flipping his hair.
    Basketball and country, an odd pair, you see,
    But together they dance, in perfect harmony.

    LeBron James with a crossover, a move so slick,
    As Keith Urban’s guitar does a fancy pick.
    Steph Curry shoots a three from downtown,
    While Keith’s fingers dance, never slowing down.

    The crowd cheers loud, for both game and song,
    As basketball wizards dribble and throng.
    Keith Urban’s tunes, like a slam dunk so sweet,
    Echo through the convention center, from the court to the street.

    Giannis Antetokounmpo with a powerful slam,
    Keith Urban’s chords matching, note for note, jam.
    The All-Stars shine, like the brightest constellations,
    While Keith’s guitar strings create magic sensations.

    So here’s to the weekend, where the stars align,
    NBA players balling, and Keith Urban’s twang so fine.
    A fusion of sports and music, an unusual blend,
    Indy the All-Star city, where memories never end.

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