‘Saturday Night Live’ Announces First Three Weeks of Musical Guests

The famous weekly variety show, Saturday Night Livemade headlines this fall and summer.

Many cast members, including longtime cast members like Kate McKinnon and Pete Davidson, have announced that they won’t be returning to the show for its upcoming 48th season.

But the show must go on! Right?

To this end, SNL announced new cast members for the upcoming season, which begins Saturday (October 1). But most important for this music-focused publication, of course, is the upcoming slate of musical acts the show has lined up for October.

Yes, while SNL is known for its comedic sketches, the show is also prized and praised for its musical performances, during which a featured musical guest performs twice, once in the middle and once at the end of the program.

This year, during the first three weeks of the show, SNL will host big names including Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar, pop-punk star WILLOW and daring lyricist Megan THEE Stallion.

Kendrick is slated as the show’s opening musical performance on October 1, though despite his celebrity prowess, he won’t be hosting the show in double duty. Willow is next, scheduled for October 8. And Megan THEE Stallion completes the trifecta and she will host her week.

“See you next week!” wrote the show’s Twitter account.

“OCTOBER 15 THEE HOT GIRL COACH HOSTS AND PERFORMS SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE TUNE AT ALL HOTTIES,” added Megan THEE Stallion aka Tina Snow.

Check back with American Songwriter for future updates and recaps of the Saturday Night Live musical performances every week. Until then, enjoy the show.

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