Akon for Nike / Jordan Event

Akon and b-ball fans won’t wanna miss the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic.

The popular Nike brand will host the event on Saturday, April 18 at Madison Square Garden.

SRC Universal Motown recording artist Akon will headline the musical performance during halftime .

Previous year’s halftime shows have featured performances by T.I., Ludacris and Fat Joe.

Also performing the National Anthem at the 2009 Jordan Brand Classic will be new SRC Universal Motown recording artist Melanie Fiona.

She’s a singer/songwriter whose current single entitled “Give It To Me Right” is climbing the R&B charts.

Tickets are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, the Madison Square Garden box office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone 212-307-7171.