Former 'NSyncer Lance Bass, Broadway actress Andrea McArdle and R&B recording artist the Pointer Sisters will headline the 2014 Gay Games Opening Ceremony to be held on August 9 at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

The sports and cultural festival is slated to take place in venues throughout Cleveland and Akron.

“I'm very excited to have such a great lineup of artists joining our cast of more than 400 performers,” Patrick Roberge, producer of the event, said in a statement. “The Opening Ceremony will be a grand celebration that will set the tone for a fantastic Games.”

“The Opening Ceremony will be an experience like none other,” added Opening Ceremony Co-Chair Bill Guentzler. “We're thrilled to have such great celebrity talent joining us to celebrate the thousands of athletes and artists participating in the Games.”

Tickets for the event, which range in cost between $20-$75, can be purchased at