2 Chainz, La La Anthony to Host YouTube’s ‘HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me on the Yard’

The global livestream premieres Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on YouTube, and will benefit UNCF and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

YouTube Originals announced that HBCU alumni 2 Chainz and La La Anthony will host “HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me On The Yard,” featuring performances from 2 Chainz, Saweetie, Chloe x Halle, NLE Choppa and Tye Tribbett with FAMU’s Marching 100 and Choir, and appearances from Desi Banks and Pretty Vee with additional names to be announced soon.

The global livestream premieres Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on YouTube, in addition to BET serving as the exclusive broadcast partner set to air the event at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

With historically Black colleges and universities across the country cancelling their annual homecomings due to the global pandemic, YouTube will take the momentous celebration virtual. This two-hour livestream will be filled with homecoming traditions to raise funds for UNCF, which plans to split 50% of the funds raised with Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

“HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me On The Yard,” produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment and Live Nation Urban, was announced last week as part of a global slate of new and returning projects, focused on racial justice, amplifying Black voices, and elevating Black culture.

“We are so excited to be a part of this show. HBCUs are such an important part of our culture and the annual homecoming tradition just can’t be stopped. We are honored to partner with YouTube and Live Nation to bring all the excitement of an HBCU Homecoming weekend to a virtual world stage,” said executive producers Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon, Jesse Collins Entertainment.

Expect musical performances, band performances from Jackson State University’s Sonic Boom of The South and FAMU’s Marching 100, step performances, as well as appearances from students, alumni, YouTube creators and inspirational video packages representing the legacy of HBCUs.

“HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me On The Yard” is sponsored on YouTube by Target and American Family Insurance.