All Night Long: Lionel Richie, Alabama American Idols and more will close The World Games 2022

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The World Games 2022 CEO Nick Sellers is ready to go! (Callie Puryear / Bham Now)

The World Games 2022 announced the lineup of artists for the Closing Ceremony presented by Coca-Cola UNITED this morning, and let’s just say it won’t disappoint. Keep reading for the star-studded lineup!

Coming home

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CEO Nick Sellers announcing the big news. (Callie Puryear / Bham Now)

The World Games 2022 CEO Nick Sellers announced Lionel Richie as the featured artist at the Closing Ceremony on July 17. The Tuskegee-native is set to return to his home state and headline the Ceremony presented by Coca Cola at Protective Stadium.

This will be Richie’s first performance in his home state in over twenty years.

“Alabama’s favorite son, Lionel Richie is coming home for the first time in over two decades to join this incredible cast. It is going to be an epic moment for our city and state. We’e never seen anything like this in Birmingham, Alabama.”

Nick Sellers, CEO, The World Games 2022

The lineup

To close out the 11-day event, Richie will be joined by a group of iconic performers from the state of Alabama, including:

A night you won’t forget

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Raise your hand if you’re counting down the days. (The World Games)

This ceremony will be full of memorable performances. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to see all of these legendary artists together in Birmingham!

“To have all of these incredible artists together, these are icons of music all from the state of Alabama. It’s going to be the biggest sing-along in the history of our state. It’s a very emotional, very special moment for our community.”

Nick Sellers, CEO, The World Games 2022

This is a can’t-miss event. Secure your spot to sing the night away All Night Long and celebrate The World Games 2022. Get your tickets!

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