CIAA Weekend 2014: Men & Women Basketball Tournament + Celebrity Events Info
Beginning February 25 through March 1, CIAA men and women student-athletes from each of our 12-member institutions will be competing for the title of basketball champion and a chance to move up to the NCAA Division II tournament.
Charlotte, for the ninth year, will serve as the backdrop to one of the most popular basketball tournaments in the country drawing more than 150,000 residents and visitors to the tournament and events surrounding the week
In addition to 22 heart-pounding games of the best hoop action you will see, the CIAA and its sponsors will host a variety of events throughout the week. Check out the schedule of official CIAA events!
Fan Experience Presented by Toyota – Thursday, February 27 – Saturday, March 1
Charlotte Convention Center, Halls A and B
CIAA Fan Experience Presented by Toyotais a three-day FREE fan festival event that is family-friendly and filled with activities. Taking up 200,000 sq. ft. at the Charlotte Convention Center, CIAA Fan Experience will feature free concerts, live entertainment, cooking demos and more. Celebrity guests include Tatyana Ali, Dawnn Lewis, DJ Rock T, Lance Gross, Morris Chestnut, Malcom Jamal Warner and Sheryl Lee Ralph. Keep checking back for updated information.
Fan Experience also will feature free concerts on the Coke Zero Sound Stage and will host a variety of performers. “Throwback” Thursday, February 27 AARP presents Grammy Award winner Regina Belle at 8:30 p.m. followed by Jagged Edge at 9 p.m. “New School” Friday, February 28, the official Lowe’s Day, will feature Mack Wilds at 9 p.m. and on “Super Saturday,” March 1, Monica will perform at 6:30 p.m.
CIAA Fan Experience Hours: •Thursday, February 27, 5 – 10 p.m. – presented by Toyota •Friday, February 28, 5:30 – 10 a.m., for the Yolanda Adams Morning Show •Friday, February 28, 5 – 10 p.m. – presented by Lowe’s •Saturday, March 1, 12 – 8 p.m. – presented by Toyota
Other events scheduled within the Experience, include:
Yolanda Adams Morning Show Presented by Lowe’s – Friday, February 28, 5:30 – 10 a.m.
This live broadcast is a CIAA Tournament tradition for residents and visitors to be a part of a nationally syndicated radio show featuring Grammy Award-winning singer turned radio personality Yolanda Adams.
Coors Light 3 v. 3 Tournament – Thursday and Friday, Feb. 27-28, 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 1, 2 p.m.
For basketball fans looking to create their own tournament excitement, the Coors Light 3 v. 3 Tournament is an opportunity to showcase skills on the court within Fan Experience. Players of any skill level are encouraged to participate – whether new to the game or a seasoned player. Games will be played on Thursday – Friday, Feb. 27-28 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Mar. 1 at 2 p.m.
Billionaires Boys Club Hosted By Diddy and Rick Ross
Two of hip hop’s biggest icons, Diddy and Rick Ross, will host this party. Brought to you by Kobe Jordan. 8 p.m.-3 a.m. $70 and up in advance; VIP tables available. QC LIVE Center, 8801 E. W.T. Harris Blvd., eventbrite.com/e/billionaires-boys-club-hosted-by-pdiddy-rick-ross-tickets-10382651791.
The Finale with Kevin Hart
Popular comedian and movie star Kevin Hart hosts this party, with music by DJ P-nut. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $30 and up in advance; VIP tables available. Vanity Charlotte Nightclub, 500 W. 5th St., vanitycharlotte.com.
YMCMB boss Lil Wayne brings em out any where he goes, so you know this party presented by Jacob York is going to be something you will need to attend. For tickets www.jacobyorkpresnts.com
T.I. & Young Jeezy Grand Finale CIAA Weekend
THE BIGGEST GRAND FINALE AT THE BIGGEST AND MOST FAMOUS VENUE IN CHARLOTTE NC! TI AND YOUNG JEEZY ARE SURE TO SHUT THE CITY DOWN! DOORS OPEN AT 8PM. OPEN TIL 5AM TABLES
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