Lovers & Friends R&B and hip-hop festival coming to the Las Vegas Strip in 2022

Usher, shown here during his residency show at the Colosseum, is set to headline next year’s Lovers & Friends Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.
Denise Truscello

The Lovers & Friends Festival, which takes its name from a 2004 Lil Jon track that Usher has performed recently during his new Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, is on track for a May 14, 2022, arrival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on the Strip. Both of those artists will be among the headliners.

Other big names on the bill for the inaugural R&B and hip-hop music fest presented by Live Nation include Lauryn Hill, Ludacris, TLC, Timbaland, Ciara, Nelly, Ne-Yo, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Trey Songz, Brandy, Monica, Akon, T-Pain, Lil Kim, Sean Paul, Fabolous and Eve.

Tickets start at $175 and will be available for a special presale on August 2 at 10 a.m. for those who sign up for early access at loversandfriendsfest.com. Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public at 2 p.m.

The festival was originally planned for May 9, 2020, in Los Angeles, but those plans were abandoned due to the pandemic. Lovers & Friends is also presented by Snoop Dogg and Bobby Dee.

Located at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue across from Sahara Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Festival Grounds site is also set to host the second edition of the Day N Vegas hip-hop festival on November 12-14, starring Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and Tyler, the Creator.

The full Lovers & Friends lineup is: Lauryn Hill, Usher, Ludacris, Lil Jon, TLC, Ciara, Nelly, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Ne-Yo, Trey Songz, Brandy, Monica, Timbaland, Akon, T-Pain, Lil Kim, Sean Paul, Fabolous, Eve, The-Dream, Ginuwine, Xscape, Jodeci, Keith Sweat, Mase, Fat Joe, Cassie, Twista, Mya, Cam’ron, SWV, Sean Kingston, Trick Daddy, Pretty Ricky, Joe, Dru Hill, Next, 112, Mario, Donell Jones, Foxy Brown, Trina, Tweet, Amerie, Kelis, Juvenile, Too Short, Ying Yang Twins, Mike Jones, Lloyd, Jon B, Kevin Lyttle, Baby Bash, Frankie J, Nina Sky and Soulection.

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