CIAA 2017: Celebrities Coming to Charlotte


Rappers Jeezy and DMX, and actor Morris Chestnut are among dozens of celebrities scheduled to appear in Charlotte during CIAA Week.

Credit: Facebook @Jeezy, @DMX, @MorrisChestnut

GET READY for Charlotte's annual week of celebrity spotting. CIAA Week 2017 is happening February 20-26, and while it's anchored by the CIAA Basketball Tournament, it's the hundreds of surrounding social events and parties that bring most of the celebrity hosts and performers.

Below is the list of celebs who are scheduled to appear in Charlotte, according to publicized event promotions. As usual, these famous names are dominated by popular rappers and DJs – old-school and new-school – with a few movie actors, comedians, and reality TV stars in the mix.

Listed in alphabetical order.

2 Chainz

21 Savage

Angela Yee

Anthony Hamilton

BJ The Chicago Kid

Blac Youngsta


Brand Nubian

Bruce Bruce

Cardi B

Charlamagne Tha God

Chubb Rock

Cynthia Bailey

DJ Drama

DJ Duffey

DJ Envy

DJ Esco

DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Kid Capri

DJ Kool

DJ Red Alert

DJ Self



Don Cannon

Ed Lover



Funk Flex

Gucci Mane


Juicy J

Jussie Smollett

K Camp

Keith Murray

Kenny Burns

Kyra Chaos

Lance Gross

Laz Alonso


Meek Mill

Method Man


Mike Epps

Morris Chestnut

OT Genasis

Peter Thomas



Red Man


Special Ed

Tony Rock

Tony Terry

Toya Wright

Trey Songz

Troy Ave

Tyler Lepley

Vanessa A. Williams

YFN Lucci

Yo Gotti

Young Dolph

Young M.A

Young Thug

Be sure to check out for the lists of events and parties where these celebrities are scheduled to appear.

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