Live from New York, it's Ludacris.

The rapper-actor has been tapped to perform Wednesday night for the opening of the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival, organizers of the event announced Friday.

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The concert, at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre, will follow a 7:30 p.m. screening of "Live From New York!," a documentary that salutes "Saturday Night Live" and explores how it has become a cultural phenomenon.

Ludacris, 37, who has appeared as both a host and a musical guest on "SNL," said in a statement, "As a storyteller through music and acting, it is especially meaningful for me to participate in an event that is centered on spotlighting great stories."

Tickets for Tribeca's opening-night festivities are $70-$355 and are on sale at tribecafilm.com/livefromnewyork. The film festival runs Wednesday through April 26.