2017 CIAA Parties & Events List

Start Date: February 21, 2017
End Date: February 26, 2017
Time: 8:00 am to 3:00 am

Location: Charlotte, NC

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CIAA Tournament Week Is Back! 2017 CIAA Parties & Events taking place during the CIAA Basketball Tournament in Charlotte, NC from February 21st through February 25th.

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Tuesday, February 21

Finding Your Path to the Student-Athlete Experience

http://www.ciaatournament.org/events/finding-your-path

930AM

Wednesday, February 22

CIAA Education Day

http://www.ciaatournament.org/events/ciaa-education-day
930AM

Thursday, February 23

CIAA Career Expo

http://www.ciaatournament.org/events/ciaa-career-expo
9AM

Fan Fest (Thurs-Sat)

http://www.ciaatournament.org/events/fan-fest
1PM

CIAA Old School Skate Party

http://www.ciaatournament.org/events/skate-party-2017
9PM

*CIAA Men’s Tournament Quarterfinals

Basketball action continues between the men’s teams: 1, 3, 7 and 9 p.m. All-session passes, $75 and up. Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St., ciaatournament.org/tickets.

 

*CIAA Career Expo

This expo is open to all current college students and alumni who are searching for graduate school opportunities or jobs. Visit the website for a list of participating universities and employers. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. Charlotte Convention Center, Hall C, 501 S. College St., ciaatournament.org/events.

 

*Food Lion CIAA Teen Summit

High school juniors and seniors (boys and girls) are invited to an evening of “real talk.” This summit encourages teens to have candid conversations and interaction among their peers, and will also include food, DJ, contests, and prizes. Hosted by Girl Talk Foundation, Inc. 5-9 p.m. Free admission; advance registration required. Charlotte Convention Center, Room 217A/B, 501 S. College St., ciaatournament.org/events.

 

*CIAA Toyota Fan Fest

A full schedule of events and activities for fans, including contests, prize giveaways, cooking exhibitions, a singing competition, local vendor village, celebrity appearances, and concerts by national recording artists. 5-10 p.m. Free admission. Charlotte Convention Center, Halls A and B, 501 S. College St., ciaatournament.org/events.

 

*CIAA DJ Kool’s Old School Skate Party

The CIAA offers a night of roller-skating fun for adults, to the sounds of some of your favorite old-school hip-hop and R&B music spun by the legendary DJ Kool. Hosted by Old School 105.3 FM’s Olympia D. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 and up. Kate’s Skating Rink, 14500 Independence Blvd., Indian Trail, ciaastepshows.com.

 

Def Comedy Jam and Tip-Off Party

Come get your laugh and party on. The event begins with the comedy show hosted by comedian Darren “DS” Sanders and headliner Chris Thomas. After the comedy show, the party kicks off with Old School 105.3 FM’s Rae Styles and music by DJ Short Dawg. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 in advance. Club Vibrations, 5237 Albemarle Rd., clubvibrations.eventbrite.com.

 

The Jump Off

Get your weekend of partying started in style. Music by DJ Biggs of D.C. and DJ Lonnie B of Virginia. Presented by Eddietainment, JandJ Ent., Curt Boogie, and Pearl V. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission before 8 p.m. with RSVP; general admission, $20; VIP tables available. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., thejumpoff2017.eventbrite.com.

 

Pink Groove XII: La Dolce Vita

This is one of the best-attended Thursday night parties each year during tournament week. A portion of the proceeds will go to college scholarships. Presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Rho Psi Omega. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. Oak Room, 200 E. Bland St., akarpopinkgroovexii.eventbrite.com.

 

Old School 105.3 Day Party 3

The Charlotte radio station hosts its signature day party for the third year in a row. Music by DJ Stacey Blackman and DJ 360. Presented by Old School 105.3 FM and Sol Kitchen. 1-7 p.m. Free until 2:30 p.m. with RSVP; general admission, $10 and up. Bubble, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., oldschool1053dayparty3.eventbrite.com.

 

Tournament Kickoff with Don Cannon

Consider this your kickoff to a weekend of partying. Music from renowned hip hop producer and DJ Don Cannon with support from DJ Shaun Nyce. Presented by Sol Kitchen and Lex Bibbs. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 and up. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., doncannonsuite.eventbrite.com.

 

Trap’d in the ’99 and 2000s

Kick off your tournament weekend with a special karaoke and dance party with hip hop music from the late-1990s and early 2000s; then after, midnight the most popular current hits. Presented by Culture19. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Vida, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., culture19.com.

 

WPEG’s Tip Off Spectacular

Charlotte’s popular hip hop and R&B radio station, WPEG Power 98 FM, presents this party with DJ Mr. Incognito. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost varies. Bubble, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., bubblecharlotte.com.

 

Heaven @ Blue

It’s one of the most anticipated Thursday night parties each year. Featuring music by D.C.’s Let It Flow Band and DJ ’06. Presented by Talk of the City and LK and R&R Productions. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20-$40 in advance. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 206 N. College St., 2017toptournamentparties.eventbrite.com.

 

Friday, February 24

CIAA Hall of Fame

http://www.ciaatournament.org/events/hall-of-fame
9AM

Step Show Throwdown

http://www.ciaatournament.org/events/step-show-throwdown-2017
730PM

*John B. McLendon Jr. CIAA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association will welcome seven new members into its hall of fame during this ceremony and breakfast including ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. 9 a.m. $45. Charlotte Convention Center, Ballroom A, 501 S. College St., ciaatournament.org/events.

 

*CIAA Women’s and Men’s Tournament Semifinals

Down to the final four in both the women’s and men’s brackets: 1, 3, 7 and 9 p.m. All-session passes, $75 and up. Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St., ciaatournament.org/tickets.

 

*Coke Zero Empowerment Town Hall Forum

The CIAA and sponsor Coke Zero are presenting this forum to discuss important issues facing the communities they serve. Visit website for more details. 10:30 a.m. Free admission. Charlotte Convention Center, Halls A and B, 501 S. College St., ciaatournament.org/events.

 

The EpiCentre Rooftop Day Party

Beauty, detail, and selection are the vital components as this party goes to the top of the top: the rooftop. The venue will be heated and enclosed. Presented by Culture19. Noon-7 p.m. $15 and up. Rooftop 210, 210. E. Trade St., culture19.com.

 

Friday Day Party with Uptown Swagga

Enjoy one of the most affordable day parties for the third year in a row. Charlotte’s premier go-go band, Uptown Swagga, is performing live. Hosted by Old School 105.3 FM’s Rae Style and music by DJ Short Dawg. 2-7 p.m. $10. Club Vibrations, 5237 Albemarle Rd., clubvibrations.eventbrite.com.

 

4Play Day Party

Music by DJ Bro-Rabb and popular D.C. go-go band E.U. featuring Sugar Bear. Presented by Bestfriendz. Noon-7:30 p.m. $25. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., 4playdayparty.com.

 

Seventh Annual DJ SNS Day Party

Party with the Ciroc Boy and Bad Boy Entertainment mix master, DJ SNS. Presented by Bestfriendz and J&J Entertainment. Noon-7:30 p.m. $20 and up. Label, at AvidXchange Music Factory, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., djsnsdayparty.com.

 

Chicken-N-Beer Day Party

Music by DJ Superstar Jay. Hosted by Adrian “Konfuzion” Mack. Presented by Star 23 Enterprise. 1-7 p.m. Free admission before 2 p.m. with RSVP ticket; general admission, $15 and up. Buffalo Wild Wings, at NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., ow.ly/meVL307VeFb.

 

The Day Party of All Day Parties with Special Ed and Ed Lover

Special Ed and DJ Ed Lover will host this party along with Tap Money and DJ Hukher. Music by DJ Kaos of New York City and DJ Hollywood. Presented by Eddietainment and Bossman Entertainment. 1-8 p.m. $15 and up. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., thedaypartyofalldayparties.eventbrite.com.

 

Dayhem 6.0: The Day Party

Get your party on early in the day, order food and drinks, and dance to music by DJ Ngenius and Deron Juan. Presented by King Entertainment, Sol Kitchen, and Blue Goose. Noon-6 p.m. Free until 2 p.m. with RSVP; general admission, $10 and up. Studio Movie Grill, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., dayhem6.eventbrite.com.

Rakim, DJ Kool, Chubb Rock, and Brand Nubian Day Party

Several hip-hop legends will be in the house. 1-7 p.m. $20 and up. V Charlotte (formerly Vanity Nightclub), 500 W. 5th St., vcharlotte.com.

 

The HBCU Daze – Day Party

Partake in a special food menu and drink specials, along with music from popular DJs. Presented by Talk of the City, LK and R&R Productions, and Digital Divas. 1-9 p.m. Free until 2 p.m. with RSVP. $10-$40 in advance. Flight Beer and Music Hall, 314 N. College St., 2017toptournamentparties.eventbrite.com.

We Know How to Party

The day party experience is happening at one of Uptown’s newest venues. And you can even order brunch. Music by DJ Phalse ID. 1-7 p.m. $15 and up in advance. Ink N Ivy, 222 S. Church St., ctw2017.eventbrite.com.

 

*CIAA Toyota Fan Fest

A full schedule of events and activities for fans, including contests, prize giveaways, cooking demonstrations, a singing competition, local vendor village, celebrity appearances, and concerts by national recording artists. 5-10 p.m. Free admission. Charlotte Convention Center, Halls A and B, 501 S. College St., ciaatournament.org/events.

 

*CIAA McDonald’s Step Show Throwdown: Greeks vs. Greeks

Watch steppers from fraternities and sororities representing HBCUs from around the country compete for the grand prize. Hosted by Power 98 FM. Doors open 6 p.m.; show starts 7:30 p.m. $30. Charlotte Convention Center, Hall C, 501 S. College St., ciaastepshows.com.

 

DJ Kool’s 4th Annual Hip-Hop Takeover

The DMV will be in the house for DJ Kool’s annual party, with the legend performing live. Hosted by Old School 105.3 FM and an opening set by DJ Short Dawg. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. Club Vibrations, 5237 Albemarle Rd., clubvibrations.eventbrite.com.

 

Friday Night Live 7

This annual event continues, where you invited to party on two levels, with two dance floors and two DJs: Kaos and Lonnie B. Presented by Eddietainment. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 and up. Blackfinn, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., fnl7.eventbrite.com.

 

Ink N Ivy Elite with Morris Chestnut and Cynthia Bailey

Movie star Morris Chestnut and reality TV star Cynthia Bailey host this party at one of Charlotte’s newest venues. Music by DJ DR and DJ Rwonz. Presented by ClubNet360/Teddy Gilmore, Yandrick Paraison, and PAC Public Relations. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $30 and up; VIP table available. Ink N Ivy, 222 S. Church St., ink-n-ivy-elite.eventbrite.com.

2 Chainz at V Charlotte

2 Chainz is always a crowd favorite and he’ll take over this party on three floors with three DJs. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $40 and up. V Charlotte (formerly Vanity Nightclub), 500 W. 5th St., vcharlotte.com.

Playhouse

It’s party-meets-playhouse at Charlotte’s newest gaming bar. Presented by Culture19. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $10. Lucky’s Bar & Arcade, 300 N. College St., culture19.com.

DJ Esco Live

DJ Esco is most-known as rapper Future’s DJ, and his current mixtape spawned the hit, “Too Much Sauce.” Presented by South Coast Marketing. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost varies. Bubble, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., bubblecharlotte.com.

HBCU Xperience with Lance Gross and Toya Wright

Actor Lance Gross and reality TV star Toya Wright host this party, with music by DJ Skillz. Presented by Sol Kitchen, Dynasty 5, and Eric Terry Group. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $25 and up. Flight Beer Garden & Music Hall (formerly Republic), 314 N. College St., hbcuxperience.eventbrite.com.

 

Live Jazz at The Imperial

Check out Charlotte’s newest nightclub and jazz lounge, with live music and craft cocktails. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. The Imperial, 300 N. College St., imperialclt.com.

Varsity Club with Angela Yee

The first lady of The Breakfast Club, Angela Yee, hosts this party. Music by DJ Deron Juan. Presented by A.C.T. Productions, Maz Entertainment, FVG, Kiss Ent., and First Class. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up in advance; VIP tables available. Enso, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., varsityclubenso.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, February 25

McDonald's Super Saturday

http://www.ciaatournament.org/events/mcdonalds-super-saturday
8AM

Step Show Stepoff

http://www.ciaatournament.org/events/stepoff-2017
530PM

*McDonald’s Super Saturday

This annual CIAA Tournament fan event features the Miss CIAA Pageant, a DJ competition, cheerleading exhibition, musical performances, and celebrity appearances. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St., ciaatournament.org/events.

 

*CIAA Toyota Fan Fest

A full schedule of events and activities for fans, including contests, prize giveaways, cooking exhibitions, a singing competition, local vendor village, celebrity appearances, and concerts by national recording artists. 1-8 p.m. Free admission. Charlotte Convention Center, Halls A and B, 501 S. College St., ciaatournament.org/events.

 

*CIAA High School Step Show Step-Off

Watch talented high school steppers from Charlotte and around the Southeast compete for the grand prize. Hosted by Streetz 103 FM. Doors open 4 p.m.; show starts 5:30 p.m. $15. Charlotte Convention Center, Hall C, 501 S. College St., ciaastepshows.com.

 

Recess at Vida Day Party

This annual event continues to be a prized tournament weekend day party. You’re encouraged to indulge in another memorable experience. Presented by Culture19. Noon-7 p.m. $15 and up. Vida, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., culture19.com.

 

DJ Red Alert’s RSVP Saturday Day Party

New York will be in the house for DJ Red Alert’s third annual day party as he performs live. 1-6 p.m. $10 in advance. Club Vibrations, 5237 Albemarle Rd., clubvibrations.eventbrite.com.

 

The Best D@%# Day Party Period

More than 2,500 people attend this day party each year. Music by DJ SNS. Presented by Bestfriendz. Noon-7:30 p.m. $35. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., bestdamndaypartyperiod.com.

 

Open Bar: Kings & Queens Day Party

Enjoy a 30-and-older party experience with an open bar. Music by Old School 105.3 FM’s DJ Hukher. Presented by Star 23 Enterprise. 1-7 p.m. $15 and up. The Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St., ow.ly/meVL307VeFb.

 

24 Karats with Laz Alonso

Actor and fan favorite Laz Alonso hosts this day party. Music by DJ Kaos. The food menu will be available in addition to the large drink selection. Presented by Charlotte Kappas and Eddietainment. 1-8 p.m. $15 and up. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., 24karats.eventbrite.com.

 

The Art of Noise

DJ Lonnie B and MC Madd Skillz, both from Virginia, will rock this party with their celebrity friends. Presented by Eddietainment. Noon-7 p.m. $15 and up. Lucky’s Bar and Arcade (formally Bar Charlotte), 300 N. College St., theartofnoisecharlotte.eventbrite.com.

 

The Ultimate Day Party Experience

Come out for food, drinks, and music by DJ DR and DJ Skillz. Presented by Sol Kitchen and Dynasty 5. Noon-6 p.m. $15 and up. Studio Movie Grill, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., ultimatedayparty.eventbee.com.

All-Star Collaboration – Saturday Day Party Headquarters

It’s a collaboration by some of North Carolina’s top promoters, bringing a day party for the 30-and-older crowd. Music by DJ Shakim and live music by Let It Flow Band of D.C. Presented by Digital Divas, Talk of The City, The Grays, LK, and R&R. Noon-9 p.m. Free before 1 p.m. with RSVP; general admission, $20 in advance; VIP Tables available. Fitzgerald’s, 201 E. 5th St., 2017toptournamentparties.eventbrite.com.

 

The Saturday Day Party Headquarters

Enjoy special food menu and drink specials, plus music by DJ Shakim and the Let It Flow Band. Presented by Talk of the City, LK and R&R Productions, and Digital Divas. Noon-9 p.m. Free until 1 p.m. with RSVP. $20-$40 in advance. Fitzgerald’s, 201 E. 5th St., 2017toptournamentparties.eventbrite.com.

SaturDazed

For the past six years, this party has taken up residence in a huge Uptown tent. This year it moves inside and outside. Music by Deron Juan. Presented by The A List, A.C.T. Productions, MAZ Entertainment, Fab 5 Entertainment, and the Kwagi Heath Group. 1-7 p.m. $20 and up in advance; VIP cabanas available. Ink N Ivy, 222 S. Church St., oasissaturdazed.eventbrite.com.

 

*CIAA Women’s and Men’s Championships

After a full week of games, the final two women’s teams and the final two men’s basketball teams will compete for their respective tournament championships. Women’s game, 4 p.m.; men’s, 7 p.m. All-session passes, $75 and up. Spectrum Center, 333 E. Trade St., ciaatournament.org/tickets.

 

*CIAA Post-Tournament Concert Featuring Tony Terry

The CIAA concludes its official festivities with a concert by singer Tony Terry, known for R&B hits from the late 1980s and early ’90s. Doors open 10 p.m.; show begins 11 p.m. Admission varies. Charlotte Convention Center, Hall C, 501 S. College St., ciaatournament.org/events.

 

105.3 FM Live Broadcast Party and Comedy Show After Party

Old School 105.3 FM will broadcast live with radio host Rae Style and music by DJ Polo. This event will also be an after-party for the Festival of Laughs comedy show, with discounts offered to guests with a ticket stub. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20. Club Vibrations, 5237 Albemarle Rd., clubvibrations.eventbrite.com.

 

Affluence with Tyler Lepley

Best known as a star of The Haves and the Have Nots, Tyler Lepley hosts this party with the AKAs. Music by DJ Kaos of New York City. Presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Eddietainment. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 and up. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., affluence.eventbrite.com.

 

Jeezy at V Charlotte

Expect a packed house to see rapper Jeezy at this party on three floors with three DJs. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. General admission, $50; VIP admission, $70. V Charlotte (formerly Vanity Nightclub), 500 W. 5th St., vcharlotte.com.

All Black at Blackfinn

Celebrate a night of power, elegance, and excellence while adorned in the color of prestige. All black attire is strongly encouraged. Presented by Culture19. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15. Blackfinn, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., culture19.com.

Seventh Annual Ciroc Boyz Party with Fabolous

Rapper Fabolous is always a fan favorite at this party, along with music from the legendary DJ SNS, DJ Self, and DJ Kyra Chaos. 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $25. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210. E. Trade St., tournamenttakeover.com.

Indivisible Vision’s Old School Party

Get started early in the evening and party through the night. Music by DJ Mo GotIt. Proceeds will benefit Charlotte nonprofit organization Indivisible Vision. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. $25 in advance; no tickets sold at the door. The Orchid Banquet Hall, 521 Little Rock Rd., indivisiblevision.org/events.html.

DJ Jazzy Jeff Live

The legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff returns to tournament weekend year after year. Presented by Sol Kitchen. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost varies. Bubble, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., bubblecharlotte.com.

 

The Good Life

Several promoters are collaborating on this night of partying. Live music featuring Let It Flow Band, and DJ Flemingo on the turntables. Presented by Good Life Ent., JCSU Alumni, Herb and Felicia Gray, Talk of The City, R&R Productions, LK Productions, and No Grease Barbershop. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 and up in advance; VIP tables available. Fitzgerald’s, 201 E. 5th St., 2017toptournamentparties.eventbrite.com.

It’s Your Thang: WSSU Rams 125th Anniversary Party

Celebrate with WSSU alumni and friends. Music by EnVision band and DJ Hollywood. Presented by Winston-Salem State University. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Charlotte Marriott City Center, 100 W. Trade St., wssu.edu/tickets.

 

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