When Ludacris takes the stage for a postgame concert in his hometown prior to the Civil Rights Game, he won't be alone.
Record producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri, platinum-selling singer/songwriter Ciara and producer DJ Khaled will be Ludacris' special guests during the one-hour performance that will follow Saturday's Phillies-Braves game in Atlanta, the day before the fifth annual Delta Civil Rights Game.
Fans who purchase tickets to Saturday's 1:10 p.m. ET game can stay for the concert at no extra charge.
Ludacris, whose real name is Christopher Bridges, was born in Illinois, but -- along with Dupri -- was raised in Atlanta and went on to sell more than 12 million albums domestically. He has won three Grammy Awards and has received 17 nominations.
"I'm a fan of baseball, and I am honored to be a part of MLB's family and tradition of being a pioneering organization for civil rights and social justice and equity," Ludacris said in a statement. "The Civil Rights Game week is a celebration of those achievements and a reminder of our ongoing responsibility to continue leveling the playing field for all."
Saturday's concert will be part of a packed Saturday schedule leading up to the Civil Rights Game, one that will start with a Youth Summit at Centennial Olympic Park. The day will continue with a Negro League celebration during the afternoon game at Turner Field. It will end with the Beacon Awards Banquet at the Omni Hotel Grand Ballroom later that night.
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his columns and his blog, listen to his podcast and follow him on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.