The annual Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament is taking place in Charlotte for the tenth consecutive year, with events scheduled from Monday, February 23 through Sunday, March 1. The CIAA Tournament includes five days of men’s and women’s college basketball games at Time Warner Cable Arena. Events and parties surrounding the tournament create additional excitement and draw tens of thousands of visitors to the city.
Hopefully all the partying was money well spent.
Below is a list of events scheduled for Sunday, March 1. Please use the website listed for each event to verify information. Advance tickets can be purchased through many of the websites as well.
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*Denotes an official CIAA Tournament event.
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Sunday, March 1
+ 10th Annual Panache – It’s Just Brunch
Indulge in a brunch buffet, while enjoying music from a live band. Presented by Digital Divas. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission; cost of food separate; reservations encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Ruth’s Chris Uptown, 222 S. Tryon St., digitaldivasevents.com.
+ Farewell 2015
End your tournament weekend with a bang, with music by DJ Skillz, DJ Tayrock, and DJ Self. Presented by Eddietainment, J&J Entertainment Group, Pearl Vision, Eddleton Events, and DJ Biggs. 1-8 p.m. Free admission before 3 p.m. with RSVP; $10 and up after. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., farewell2015.eventbrite.com.
+ Survivors Brunch
Close out your weekend of partying over a festive brunch, featuring an open buffet, drinks, and music by DJ LP. Presented by Privé Marketing. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $25. BlackFinn, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., survivethetournament.com.
+ Passport To 2015 Vision Building And Networking Soiree
Enjoy brunch and mimosas with the cost of admission, and be inspired by the group of panelists and speed networking. 1-4 p.m. $35 and up. Vivace, 1100 Metropolitan Ave., passportto2015clt.eventbrite.com.
+ Tournament Finale 2015
Close out a week of partying tonight with music by DJ MC of the Black Bottle Boyz. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Free admission. Suite, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., suitecharlotte.com.
+ Sunday Soul CLT
These philanthropic organizers are planning to feed about 250 people, most of whom are homeless, and they’re seeking volunteers and donations to help out. Noon-3 p.m. Free. Men's Homeless Shelter, 1210 N. Tryon St., blackcelebritygiving.com.
+ That’s My DJ: The Midday Sunday Send-Off Event
Several DJs are coming together for this party, including DJ SNS, DJ PNut, DJ Kyra Chaos, DJ Bro-Rabb, and DJ Lonnie B. Noon-8 p.m. Free admission before 4 p.m. with RSVP; cover charge after; VIP tables available. Whisky River, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., thatsmydj.eventbrite.com.
+ Yo Gotti and Jeezy Bon Voyage Day Party
The two Southern rap stars are joining forces to host this party. 2 p.m.-until. $40 and up; VIP tables available. Studio Movie Grill, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., yogottismg.eventbrite.com.
+ Day JaVu: Tournament Edition
Hosted by model Vanady Star, I Am Mugsy, and Kobe. Music by DJ Shaun Nyce and Bobby Drake. 2-8 p.m. Free admission before 4 p.m. with RSVP; $10 and up after; VIP tables available. Label, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd., dayjavudayparty.eventbrite.com.