Wednesday, February 23, 2011

CIAA brings the music to Charlotte

Posted By on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 2:49 PM

There's plenty of music hitting the Q.C. for CIAA weekend. You can get complete listings here.

Meanwhile, here's some shows that you might want to check out:

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

LIFE-BEATS-KICKS Mixtape Release & Mixer at Apostrophe Lounge. Hosted by DJ Skillz “The Next Great American DJ.” Brought to you by Velocity Sneaker Boutique, B.E.Side Management & Eric Terry Promotions. Free. March 2, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. For more information contact 404-663-1440.

Wale Official College Kickoff Party at 935. Hosted by Wale. Music by DJ Youngun. Everybody free until 9:30 p.m. with college ID. $10 until 10 p.m. with ID. $10 and up. March 2, 9 p.m. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave. For more information, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

    THURSDAY, MARCH 3

Rick Ross and Wale at The Mansion. $15-$35 advance tickets. March, 3, 8 p.m. The Mansion, 421 East Sugar Creek Road. For more information, visit www.rickyrozay.eventbrite.com.

The Prelude at Luna Lounge. Live performance by Eric Benet. $20 advance tickets. March, 3, 10 p.m. Luna Lounge, 521 N. College St. For more information, contact Randy McLeod at 980-333-7021 or Julio Boseman – 704-957-7765.

R&B Live CI Edition at Jet Ultra Lounge. With Sunshine Anderson. $20 and up. March, 3, 8 p.m. Jet Ultra Lounge, 1202 Charlottetowne Ave. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.randblive.com.

Thursday Night Party at 5th Element. With Dougie Fresh, Whodini and Curtis Blow performing live. Hosted by Sy Baby and King Arthur. Tickets prices vary. March 3, 9 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa5thelementnc.eventbrite.com.

Gucci Mane Official Welcome to Charlotte at 935. Gucci Mane performing live. $20 and up. March 3, 9 p.m. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

An Evening with Chaka Khan and friends at Blake Hotel. $60 and up. March 3, 6:30 p.m. The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Official Chaka Khan after party at Blake Hotel. With Chaka Khan, Doug E. Fresh and Biz Markie. With DJ Supreme and DJ Lon. $20 and up. March 3, 9:30 p.m. Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Mystikal Official CI Kickoff Party at Neighborhood Theatre. $20 and up. March 3, 9 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. For more information, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

    FRIDAY, MARCH 4

4-Play Day Party at Whisky River. Presented by BestFriendz, Dynasty 5 and KB from WSSU. Music by DJ BRO-RABB, the infamous go-go band Let It Flow, and Biz Markie. $20 and up. March 4, 12 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://4playfriday2011.eventbrite.com.

The Official Power 98 FM Day Party at 5th Element. Hosted by No Limit Larry, with Yasmin Young on the turntables. Slick Rick and Special Ed performing live. Tickets prices vary. March 4, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa5thelementnc.eventbrite.com.

The Show at Charlotte Convention Center. Presented by Sister 2 Sister Magazine and The Sol Kitchen. Hosted by Doug E. Fresh, featuring DJs Biz Markie and Kid Capri. Crown Ballroom in the Charlotte Convention Center. $39.05. March 4, 9 p.m. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. For more information, visit www.thesolkitchen.com.

Chuck Brown at Amos’ Southend. The Sol Kitchen and friends bring you “The Godfather of GoGo” performing with a live band. $35 advance tickets. March 4, 9 p.m. Amos Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. For more information, visit www.thesolkitchen.com.

Star Power 2011 at The Blake Hotel. With Jermaine Dupri and friends. Limited advance tickets at $40. March 4, 9:30 p.m. The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. For more information, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

First Friday World Wide with DJ Jazzy Jeff at Phoenix. Presented by FFC, The Sol Kitchen and Rickmon Media. With DJ Jazzy Jeff. $20-$40. March 4, 9 p.m. Phoenix, 300 N. College St. To purchase tickets, visit www.etix.com.

Anthony Hamilton at The Fillmore. Anthony Hamilton in concert with Sunshine Anderson, Jason Jetplane and 9th Wonder. $62.95 and up. March 4, 9 p.m. The Fillmore, 820 Hamilton St. To purchase tickets, visit www.livenation.com.

The Signature Event with Roc Nation at Suite. Hosted by Roc Nation, midnight performance by Wale. Music by DJ Paradime. Advance tickets are sold out, but general admission tickets are available at the door (early arrival recommended). March 4, 10 p.m. Suite, 210 E. Trade St. For more information, visit www.innercircleevents.com/ciaa2011.

Uptown First Friday at 5th Element. Bell Biv Devoe performing live. Tickets prices vary. March 4, 9 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa5thelementnc.eventbrite.com.

For the Love of Ray J, C.I. Edition at Butter. Presented by VH1 and The Collective. Midnight concert by Ray J. Open casting call at 11 p.m. $30 and up. March 4, 10 p.m. Butter, 950 Seaboard St. To purchase tickets, visit www.clubtix.com.

Gucci Mane at Dilworth. With specially invited guests Tyrese and Ginuwine. Music by DJ Polo and hosted by Jacinda of WGIV 103.3. $20 and up. March 4, 9 p.m. Dilworth, 911 E. Morehead St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Pink Friday CI Extravaganza at Capri. With Shawty Lo and friends. $25 and up. March 4, 9 p.m. Capri, 3500 E. Independence Blvd. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

    SATURDAY, MARCH 5

The Classics at Re:Public. With The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff. Presented by The Sol Kitchen. $20-$40. March 5, 9 p.m. Re:Public, 314 N. College St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thesolkitchen.com.

Official Power 98 Party at 5th Element. Erykah Badu performing live with DJ Buttafingahz. Tickets prices vary. March 5, 9 p.m. 5th Element, 500 W. 5th St. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://ciaa5thelementnc.eventbrite.com.

The Main Event at Suite/Whisky River/Pavilion. Midnight concert performance with T-Pain and DJ Khaled. $45 advance tickets. March 4, 10 p.m. Suite/Whisky River/Pavilion, 210 E. Trade. St. For more information, visit www.innercircleevents.com/ciaa2011.

Star Power Saturday The Finale at The Blake Hotel. With Nicki Minaj, Biz Markie and friends. $50 and up. March 5, 9:30 p.m. The Blake Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Grand Finale World Star Hip Hop Official Party at 935. Wiz Khalifa performing live. Music by DJ Green Lantern. $40 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. Club 935, 935 S. Summit Ave. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

Queen City CI Celebrity Takeover at the Sheraton. With Lance Gross and Wale live. $20 and up. March 5, 9 p.m. Sheraton Airport, 3301 Scott Futrell Road. To purchase tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.

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