Leon Bridges is one of the hottest artists on Spotify right now with nearly 6 million monthly listeners, and he's been a star attraction this week during pre-US Open events.
On Wednesday, the R&B singer performed at Legends, Unmatched, an IHG summer soiree at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi. Bridges serenaded a packed crowd sipping tennis-inspired drinks, including the Serena Williams (vodka, ginger, passionfruit, lime, topo chico and baby's brith) and the Billie Jean King (tequila, prickly pear, lime and tajin).
Bridges' album Coming Home was nominated for a Grammy in 2015. (Getty)
Former US Open champion Andy Roddick was the featured guest, along with 2016 Olympic Gold medalist Monica Puig. The duo played Ping-Pong with commentary provided by Brad Gilbert.
Andy Roddick and Monica Puig at the Legends, Unmatched event. (Getty)
IHG Hotels and Resorts was celebrating its first partnership with the US Open. They're also the official hotel sponsor for Saturday's Arthur Ashe Kids' Day and will offer a complimentary wellness and spa experience at the US Open all fortnight long.
Feel that? It's the unmatched energy of the @usopen in New York. As the proud hotel sponsor of this legendary tournament, we kicked things off in an epic fashion with a party feat. @leonbridgesofficial and all-time tennis greats at Kimpton @hoteleventi in Chelsea. Tune into @ihg on Instagram over the next 2 weeks for luxe surprises and a behind-the-scenes look at what it's really like to be at The Open (the stylish people watching, alone, is worth it). Let's go! #ExperienceIHG
Bridges wasn't quite done mixing R&B and tennis as he next headlined Fan Week's Chase Sound Check stage in Flushing Meadows. The Grammy-nominated 30-year-old performed for free.
Roddick has also been all over the scene this week, as he took part in a Heineken event with Bachelorette stars Jason Tartick and Tyler Cameron, earlier on Tuesday.
Spent the day with @heineken_us and Andy Roddick to kick off the #USOpen with alcohol-free Heineken 0.0. I also learned that tennis may not be my sport . This weekend be sure to head to Seaport District for a chance to win tickets to the tournament and try 0.0. More info (and tennis) on my story! #HeinekenPartner #NowYouCan
The American played an exhibition match, as part of US Open Fan Week, and beat James Blake, 7-6 (5), 6-4. The US Open main-draw action begins Monday.
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