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NBA All-Star Weekend Charlotte Party and Events Guide

 By Cameron Lee

February 3, 2019 (Updated)

The city is gearing up for the largest event to take over Charlotte since 2012’s Democratic National Convention. With an estimated $100 million in economic impact, All-Star Weekend will bring a plethora of events and parties to the city. The 68th annual NBA All-Star Game is also projected to bring in over 150,000 visitors with as many as 1500 media members representing 200 countries.

The weekend will kick off with the NBA All-Star “Crossover” event at the Epicentre with the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Rising Stars, Media Day, Slam Dunk and 3-Point Contests showcasing the biggest stars in basketball, past and present. J. Cole will perform during the halftime show on Sunday while Meek Mill will open the night as the All-Star teams are introduced. In addition, Charlotte’s own Anthony Hamilton, who is scheduled to release his ninth full-length studio album this year will perform the National Anthem and Carly Rae Jepsen will sing the Canadian National Anthem.

Athletes, celebrities, artists, and DJs will host a wide range of parties at venues across the Queen City. Finding some of these events online can be a little daunting, so we put together a guide focusing mainly on music. With hip-hop culture being so heavily embedded in the NBA, a multitude of big-name rappers, DJs and celebrities will be calling Buzz City headquarters for the weekend.

Here are some events and parties happening during All-Star Weekend: 

Thursday

Dave Chappelle at Belk Theater 
Thursday, February 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Belk Theater
Tickets: $59.50 plus

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Rick Ross, Kash Doll, Saint JHN, Erick Lottary,  Lil TJay, and Drink Champs
Thursday, February 14 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. at World Nightclub
Tickets: $25

Julius Peppers Sneaker Ball with Rapsody and Spice Adams
Thursday, February 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Harvey B. Gantt Center
Tickets: $250

Nipsey Hustle, Numeral III, and No Limit Larry
Thursday, February 14 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Kandy Bar
Tickets: $50 plus

Keith Murray and Doug E. Fresh
Thursday, February 14 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Wild Wing Cafe (Epicentre)
Tickets: $20 plus

Welcome to Charlotte Party with Floyd Mayweather
Thursday, February 14 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Oak Room
Tickets: $50 plus

Stunna 4 Vegas
Thursday, February 14 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at La Revolucion
Tickets: $20 plus

Friday

Jack Daniel’s “House No. 7” party with Big Boi
Thursday + Friday from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. in Uptown (Surprise location. RSVP!)
Tickets: Free with RSVP ( Code: JDLCLTGVKSX)

Art, Beats & Lyrics (AB+L) with Rapsody
Friday, February 15 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Grady Cole Center
Tickets: Free with registration

Allen Iverson Day Party
Friday, February 15 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Oak Room and Slate
Tickets: $40 plus

Player Made featuring Elevator Jay and special guests
Friday, February 15 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Snug Harbor
Tickets: $5 or free with NBA jersey

2 Chainz
Friday, February 15 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Kandy Bar
Tickets: $60 plus

Deniro Farrar, Jayway Sosa, Vegas McClain, and Lil Shaq
Friday, February 15 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Rabbit Hole
Tickets: $20 plus

DJ Envy and Friends
Friday, February 15 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Fitzgerald’s
Tickets: $75 plus

Young Jeezy
Friday, February 15 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Graham Street Station
Tickets: $60 plus

DaBaby and Stunna 4 Vegas
Friday, February 15 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at White House
Tickets: $50 plus

Shaq Invasion
Friday, February 15 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Byron’s South End
Tickets: $150 plus

Saturday

StaDAYium hosted by Terrence J
Saturday, February 16 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bank Of America Stadium
Tickets: $70 plus

Rich the Kid, Elephante, Le’Veon Bell, Styles & Complete, and more
Saturday, February 16 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at SouthBound
Tickets: $25 plus

DJ Maseo of De La Soul
Saturday, February 16 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Snug Harbor
Tickets: $15 plus

Kevin Hart, Jess Hilarious, Jay Pharoah & DC Young Fly
Saturday, February 16 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Belk Theater
Tickets: $59 plus

Meek Mill
Saturday, February 16 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Kandy Bar
Tickets: $100 plus

Migos
Saturday, February 16 from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at CenterStage@NoDa
Tickets: $120 plus

Breakfast Club Day & Night Party with Jim Jones
Saturday, February 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Graham Street Station
Tickets: $60 plus

Diddy, Cam Newton, Rick Ross and Michael Blackson
Saturday + Sunday, February 16 + 17 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Founders Hall
Tickets: $150 plus

Sunday

Lil Baby
Sunday, February 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kandy Bar
Tickets: $30 plus

The Ultimate All-Star Saturday Day Party with DJ Red Alert and Kid Capri
Sunday, February 17 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Roxbury
Tickets: $60 plus

DMX and Kid Capri
Sunday, February 17 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Fitzgerald’s
Tickets: $60 plus

Fabolous, Mr. Rugs, and Bernice Burgos
Sunday, February 17 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Club One
Tickets: $75 plus

All-Star Sneaker Summit with Deniro Farrar
Sunday, February 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Harvey B. Gantt Center
Tickets: $20 plus

Gucci Mane and special guests 
Sunday, February 17 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Ink N Ivy
Tickets: $60 plus 

Day Dreams: All-Star 2019 Day Party featuring DJ Envy
Sunday, February 17 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Loft & Cellar
Tickets: $45 plus

Star Gaze: All-Star 2019 Night Finale Watch Party featuring DJ Drama
Sunday, February 17 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Loft & Cellar
Tickets: $40 plus

The 68th annual NBA All-Star Game will air live from Charlotte on Sunday, February 17 at 8 p.m. EST. TNT will televise the All-Star Game for the 17th consecutive year. Spectrum Center will also host Rising Stars on Friday, February 15, and the All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday, Feb. 16. The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and NBA All-Star Practice and Media Day will take place at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

Check out the full schedule of official 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend events in Charlotte.

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