CIAA Week 2017 Events: Sunday, Feb. 26
THE ANNUAL Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament is taking place in Charlotte for the 12th consecutive year, with events scheduled from Monday, February 20 to Sunday, February 26, 2017. The CIAA Tournament includes five days of men’s and women’s college basketball games at Bojangles' Coliseum and Spectrum Center. Social events and parties surrounding the tournament create additional excitement and draw tens of thousands of visitors to the city.
Below is a list of events scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 26. Please use the website listed for each event to verify information. Advance tickets can be purchased through many of the websites as well.
* Denotes an official CIAA Tournament event.
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+ Sunday, February 26
Paradise Garage Day Party
Prepare to dance all day to house music with a 30-and-over crowd. Presented by Star 23 Enterprise. 1-7 p.m. $10. The Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St., ow.ly/meVL307VeFb.
DJ Kool's Sunday Night Grand Finale Party
End your weekend of partying with DJ Kool performing live. Hosted by Old School 105.3 FM's Rae Styles and an opening set by DJ Short Dawg. 9 p.m-2 a.m. $10 in advance. Club Vibrations, 5237 Albemarle Rd., clubvibrations.eventbrite.com.
This day party location provides breathtaking views of the Queen City skyline, and music from DJ LP, DJ Paradime, and DJ B-Lord. 2-8 p.m. Free before 4 p.m. with RSVP; general admission, $10 and up. Studio Movie Grill, at EpiCentre, kingentevents.com.
DayDream with DJ Envy
DJ Envy of New York City's The Breakfast Club radio morning show will spin at this party. Presented by Blue Goose. 1-7 p.m. Free before 4 p.m. with RSVP. Bubble, at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St., djenvyatbubble2017.eventbrite.com.
The 3rd Annual Farewell Day Party
Several promoters and DJs unite for this annual sendoff party. Music by DJ Self of New York City, DJ Tayrock of Atlanta, DJ Biggs of D.C., and DJ Skillz of the Carolinas. Presented by Eddietainment, J&J Entertainment Group, Pearl Vision, Curt Boogie, and DJ Biggs. 3-8 p.m. Free until 4 p.m. with RVP; general admission, $10 and up. Suite, at EpiCentre, farewell2017.eventbrite.com.
"Rep Your HBCU" Breakfast and Worship
Wear your school colors and enjoy a spirit filled morning of praise and worship to wrap up the tournament week. Presented by New Birth Charlotte Empowerment Church. Continental breakfast will be served during the first hour. 9 a.m.-noon. Free admission. Oasis Shriners, 604 Doug Mayes Pl., newbirthcharlotte.org.
Chicken and Waffles Gospel Brunch
Feed your soul at this brunch party, hosted by Anthony Hamilton and Casey J., with music by a live band. 2:30-4:30 p.m. $25-$50. Kanvas, 525 E. 6th St., theqccollective.com.
Lucci Invades The Palace
Party with rapper YFN Lucci and friends. Hosted by Greg MoneyMan Jones and @IAmMuggsy. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. $20 and up; 100 ladies admitted free with RSVP; VIP tables available. The Palace Charlotte, 415 E. 8th St., thebgrayexperience.com.