Lil' Bow Wow, O-Town To Kick Off U.S. Open

Pint-size MC, TV-turned-pop stars to perform at sixth annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day August 25.

Lil' Bow Wow and O-Town are preparing to appear before the court ... the tennis court, that is.

The pint-size MC and the TV-turned-pop stars will serve up selections from their latest albums — Beware of Dog and O-Town, respectively — at the sixth annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day on August 25, according to an event publicist. Held at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing, New York, the affair marks the start of the U.S. Open, which runs from August 27 to September 9.

Arthur Ashe Kids' Day performers of the past include Hanson, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, 98° and Jessica Simpson.

CBS News' Mark McEwan will co-host Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, which will be broadcast on the network August 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m. (ET).

The event is named for '70s tennis great Arthur Ashe, who died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1993 at age 49. Proceeds will benefit the USA Tennis NJTL (National Junior Tennis League), a program Ashe founded in 1969 to provide tennis opportunities to economically disadvantaged children.

Besides the music, Kids' Day will also feature tennis clinics and interactive games.

MTVi's parent company, Viacom, also owns CBS.