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Jimmy Buffet coming to North Carolina for summer concerts!
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Jimmy Buffet coming to North Carolina for summer concerts!

FORT ANN, NY, FEB. 7, 2014-Jimmy Buffett released his first album in 1970 and since then he has become the epitome of beach culture and an American icon in the music world.  He has influenced countless artists over the years and has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity thanks to some contemporary country artists who have worked with him on collaborations over the last few years.  He has two dates on his most recent tour, named after his most recent album.  The “Songs from St. Somewhere” tour will be stopping in Raleigh at Walnut Creek Amphitheater on April 22nd and April 24th in Charlotte at the PNC Music Pavilion. Tickets for Jimmy Buffet’s 2014 “Songs from St. Somewhere” Tour in Charlotte […]

NBA Summer League 2013 Schedule

NBA Summer League 2013 Schedule

** All times listed are Pacific Timezone (PT) ** Friday July 12 COX Pavilion 1 PM — New York vs. New Orleans (Game 1) 3 PM — Atlanta vs. LA Clippers (Game 2) 5 PM — Cleveland vs. LA Lakers (Game 3) 7 PM — Charlotte vs. San Antonio (Game 4) Saturday July 13 COX Pavilion 1 PM — Golden State vs. Washington (Game 5) 3 PM — Sacramento vs. Dallas (Game 6) 5 PM — Chicago vs. Memphis (Game 8) 7 PM — Denver vs. Milwaukee (Game 10) Thomas & Mack 3:30 PM — Minnesota vs. NBA D-League (Game 7) 5:30 PM — Phoenix vs. Portland (Game 9) 7:30 PM — Miami vs. Toronto (Game 11) Sunday July 14 […]

Early Entry Candidates for the 2013 NBA Draft

Early Entry Candidates for the 2013 NBA Draft

May 3, 2013 – The National Basketball Association announced today that 77 players, including 46 players from U.S. colleges and 31 international players, have filed as early entry candidates for the 2013 NBA Draft presented by State Farm. Early Entry Candidates for the 2013 NBA Draft PLAYER SCHOOL HEIGHT STATUS Steven Adams Pittsburgh 7-0 Freshman C.J. Aiken St. Joseph’s 6-9 Junior Anthony Bennett UNLV 6-8 Freshman Vander Blue Marquette 6-4 Junior Lorenzo Brown North Carolina State 6-5 Junior Reggie Bullock North Carolina 6-7 Junior Trey Burke Michigan 6-0 Sophomore Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Georgia 6-5 Sophomore Michael Carter-Williams Syracuse 6-5 Sophomore Adrien Coleman Bethune-Cookman 6-5 Junior Allen Crabbe California 6-6 Junior Dewayne Dedmon Southern California 7-0 Junior Gorgui Dieng Louisville 6-11 Junior […]

Head, Langdon, Edwards and Arana Jr. are Top Qualifiers for Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Head, Langdon, Edwards and Arana Jr. are Top Qualifiers for Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Charlotte, NC April 20, 2013 – Rookie Funny Car driver Chad Head raced to his first career No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals fueled by Full Throttle. Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s noon eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at zMAX Dragway during the only NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event that features racing in a four-wide configuration.   The second generation racer powered his Head Racing Toyota Camry to a career-best performance of 4.014 seconds at 315.19 mph to top the 16-car field. Head is the son of longtime NHRA nitro racer Jim Head, who has […]

Passion Pit coming to Charlotte June 13th

Passion Pit coming to Charlotte June 13th

Passion Pit with special guests  TICKETS: Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte June 13   PASSION PIT will play Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre Charlotte on June 13 with special guests tbd. Tickets go on sale Friday April 5 at noon at Ticketmaster.com, The Fillmore Charlotte box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 800-745-3000.   For more information or to purchase tickets go to ticketmaster.com or passionpitmusic.com.   This show is produced by AC Entertainment & Live Nation.   # # #   About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global […]

Porsches, Lawn Mower Racing, Whisky River and More at the April 4-7 Food Lion AutoFair

Porsches, Lawn Mower Racing, Whisky River and More at the April 4-7 Food Lion AutoFair

Charlotte, NC March 29, 2013 – Fans of all ages will have plenty to do at the upcoming April 4-7 Food Lion AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway. From special automobile displays, a collector car auction and a drag racing seminar, to a mobile bar, an Elvis Tribute Artist contest and a kids play zone, everyone will have a great time at the world’s largest automotive extravaganza. Below is just a sample of some activities and attractions fans can enjoy next Thursday through Sunday during the Food Lion AutoFair. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 and Charlotte Motor Speedway is celebrating with a special display in the Showcase Pavilion during the Food […]

Fans Can Now Vote Their Favorite Driver into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Through 10th Annual Sprint Fan Vote

Fans Can Now Vote Their Favorite Driver into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Through 10th Annual Sprint Fan Vote

Charlotte, NC March 20, 2013 – Race fans can now begin casting ballots for their favorite Sprint Fan Vote eligible driver in hopes of seeing him or her in the prestigious NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday, May 18 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Voting begins today and ends at 5 p.m. (EDT) on the day of the race. Fans can vote an unlimited number of times between March 20 and May 18 by downloading the NASCAR Mobile ’13 application or visiting NASCAR.com/SprintFanVote. Votes cast on NASCAR Mobile ’13 will count twice towards a driver’s total. The driver receiving the highest number of votes will earn a spot in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, which airs live on SPEED at 7:30 […]

Pro Stock Motorcycles Return to Four-Wide Racing April 19-21 For First Time Since Inaugural Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in 2010

Pro Stock Motorcycles Return to Four-Wide Racing April 19-21 For First Time Since Inaugural Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in 2010

Charlotte, NC March 20, 2013 – When the NHRA returns to zMAX Dragway for the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals fueled by Full Throttle April 19-21, fans will be treated to a four-wide assault from all four of the sport’s top categories, including Pro Stock Motorcycles, which haven’t raced four-wide since 2010. GET NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS TICKETS Pro Stock Motorcycles, which in recent years have only raced at the Bellagio of drag strips’ traditional two-wide fall event, will take to the track with Pro Stock, Funny Car and Top Fuel dragsters for the greatest spectacle in drag racing. Matt Smith, who won the four-wide event in 2010, called it a great accomplishment for his team, which is based in nearby […]

Five Familiar Faces Returning to the Knights

Five Familiar Faces Returning to the Knights

Fort Mill, SC March 15, 2013 – With a couple of weeks still left in spring training, the Charlotte Knights roster is beginning to take shape. On Friday, March 15, the Knights received a few familiar faces. After a 15-3 victory over their crosstown rivals (Chicago Cubs), the Chicago White Sox announced that they optioned right-handed pitchers Andre Rienzo and Jhan Carlos Marinez to Charlotte, along with catcher Josh Phegley and outfielder Jared Mitchell. All four players spent time with the Knights in 2012. Rienzo, 24, is ranked by Baseball America as the seventh-best prospect in the White Sox organization. A native of San Paolo, Brazil, Rienzo began the season with Single-A Winston-Salem and compiled a 3-0 mark with a […]

Charlotte Motor Speedway: Construction Begins on Additional Pit Road Suites

Charlotte Motor Speedway: Construction Begins on Additional Pit Road Suites

Charlotte, NC March 15, 2013 – Construction is underway on six additional pit road suites at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Crews have begun pouring the concrete pylons which will support the new structure along pit road. The suites are 11 feet above pit road and are as close as fans can get to the action, overlooking the race team pit boxes. The original suites, built in 2012, were sold out prior to last year’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. The open-air, covered seating areas can accommodate up to 15 people and include exclusive access to the Winner’s Circle Lounge located adjacent to Victory Circle. The lounge includes a bar, meeting room, seating areas, televisions and restrooms. “Our goal is to bring fans […]

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