As part of the celebration, former Hawks dancer and official in-arena DJ Chika, a native of Japan, will perform. Additionally, award-winning violinist Alex Ahn will perform both the U.S. and Canadian national anthems prior to tipoff. Ahn started playing the violin at age 3 and gradually transitioned from the classical violin to his own free-flowing style that stems from Atlanta.
At halftime, fans will enjoy a special music and dance performance by the Chinese American Cultural Performing Group. Since 1999, CACPG has performed at many community events and aims to promote the development, advancement and appreciation of Chinese music through singing, dancing and entertainment performances. Also taking place at halftime will be a special Lion Dance Performance on the arena concourse. This Chinese tradition has been performed for more than a thousand years, with the purpose of bringing good luck and prosperity while chasing away evil spirits.