Bracketown: Any Event located at Bracketown is at the Georgia World Congress Center,285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30313. It is open daily April 5 (12-8), April 6 (10-8), April 7 (12-8), April 8 (12-8).
Bracket Town is the Ultimate Final Four Fan Fest, offering more than 300,000 square feet of family-friendly activities. A budget-friendly, four-day indoor interactive event, Bracket Town targets basketball fans and fans of all NCAA sports by offering them a chance to meet legendary coaches and former college stars at exclusive autograph sessions, sign up for daily youth clinics, and participate in a host of sport activities ranging from basketball to lacrosse to hockey and more. The weekend also boasts a variety of unique entertainment including the annual “Battle of the Bands” featuring the bands and cheerleaders from the participating NCAA teams. Rounding out the weekend experience is the POWERADE® 3v3 basketball tournament, open to kids of all abilities and ages – from ages nine to 40+.
Cost is $10 for Adults, $6 for kids.
Friday April 5, 2013
-11:00-6:30 p.m. Final Four Friday at the Georgia Dome. FREE.
Doors open – 11 a.m. ET
Final Four Team Open Practices
• Wichita State — 12 – 12:50
• Louisville — 1 – 1:50
• Syracuse — 2 -2:50
• Michigan — 3 – 3:50
4 p.m. – Special Pre-Game Musical Performance by Gym Class Heroes
5:07 p.m. – Reese’s College All-Star Game
(Both above events are held inside the Georgia Dome).
Reese’s Final Four Friday is a free event for fans to come watch the student athletes from the 2013 Men’s NCAA Final Four teams participate in one of their final practices before the national semifinal games. Fans who attend will have the opportunity to hear from each head coach after their sessions and engage in on-court promotions. The day concludes with the Reese’s College All Star-Game tipping off at 5:07 p.m. ET.
The game will feature two coaches who played in the 1995 all-star game — Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg will coach the West All-Stars, and Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin will coach the East All-Stars.
-Noon-8:00 Bracketown see pic below for dates & times. A lot of clinics, autograph sessions, surprise appearances, and an appearance from the Harlem Globetrotters.
-3:00 to 10:30 The Big Dance Concert Series- AT&T Block Party
WHERE: Centennial Olympic Park
The Big Dance® Concert Series is a free-to-the-public, non-ticketed, three-day outdoor concert series in celebration of the NCAA® Men’s Final Four ® Weekend that is filled with food, fun, free interactive games, and live music featuring regional and nationally known musical acts. Guests may come and go as they please during hours of operation. Please note that once the park reaches capacity, no guests will be permitted to enter the gates.
THE BIG DANCE LINE-UP
Friday, April 5 – AT&T Block Party, park opens at 3p.m. featuring
4:45 Saints of Valory
7:00 My Morning Jacket
9:00 Zac Brown Band
FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL GUESTS, THE FOLLOWING SECURITY MEASURES WILL BE IN EFFECT DURING THE BIG DANCE® CONCERT SERIES:
• All guests entering The Big Dance are subject to a physical screening by means of a limited pat down.
• Anyone not agreeing to this search will be restricted from entering the event.
• No bottles, cans, liquid containers or coolers (except for guests with medical or dietary needs).
• No food or beverages not dispensed by The Big Dance concessionaire.
• No video recorders, or still cameras with lenses longer than 4 inches.
• No large bags, backpacks or large purses larger than 11 inches by 17 inches.
• No weapons of any kind.
• No missile‐like objects.
• No laser pointers.
• No artificial noisemakers.
• No poles or sticks of any kind.
• No objects that obstruct other guests’ view.
• No promotional items with commercial slogans or identification.
• All guests and items (purses, small hand bags, etc.) are subject to physical inspection by security personnel.
• Any item deemed dangerous or inappropriate by management will not be allowed in The Big Dance.
• Confiscated items will be destroyed, not returned.
• No beach balls or basketballs larger than 29.5 inches in circumference (regular size of a basketball).
• This show may contain heavy strobe lighting and laser lighting.
• No objects that obstruct other guests’ view, including folding chairs, bikes and umbrellas.
-4:00-6:00 UofL Alumni & Fan Headquarters Rally
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM EST
Location: The Bucket Shop Cafe, Atlanta, GA (Buckhead Area)
Join UofL Alumni and Fans at the OFFICIAL Alumni and CARDS headquarters. The UofL Pep Band, Cheerleaders, Lady Birds and Louie the Cardinal are also scheduled to appear. The Alumni Association and Cardinal Athletics will offer, giveaways, raffles, photo opportunities and guest appearances from Louisville greats. The Bucket Shop Cafe is the official NCAA designated CARDS fan gathering spot in the Buckhead area. The Bucket Shop Cafe offers a full and diverse selection of menu items, including appetizers, jumbo wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads, and entrees. In addition to our indoor seating, The Bucket Shop also has a full service outdoor patio area with 2 large screen televisions. Visit their website.
Saturday April 6, 2013
–7:30 A.M. Northwestern Mutual 5K Georgia World Congress Center. (Registration Required).
–10:00-8:00 Bracketown see pic below for dates and times. A lot of clinics, autograph sessions, surprise appearances.
–12:00-9:30 p.m. The Big Dance Concert Series
WHERE: Centennial Olympic Park
Saturday, April 6 – Coca-Cola Zero Countdown, park opens at noon featuring
12:15- Yacht Rock Revue
1:45- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
4:30- Flo Rida
–3:00-6:00 UofL Alumni & Fan Headquarters Rally
–6:00 Men’s Basketball Semi-Finals Georgia Dome.
Sunday April 7, 2013
-12:00 to 8:00 Bracketown see pic below for dates and times. A lot of clinics, autograph sessions, surprise appearances.
-12:30 NCAA Division III (3) Men’s Basketball Championship Game
Free at Phillips Arena (Hawks)
-4:00 NCAA Division II (2) Men’s Basketball Championship Game
Free at Phillips Arena
-2:00 to 10:30 Capital One JamFest-The Big Dance Concert Series
Free at Centennial Olympic Park
2:15 Blind Pilot
4:15 Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
8:00 Dave Matthews Band
Monday April 8, 2013
–12:00 to 8:00 Bracketown see pic below for dates and times. A lot of clinics, autograph sessions, surprise appearances.
–9:00 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship Game. Georgia Dome.
This event list will be updated as new events are discovered/added. If you know of an event that is not listed here or would like your event included on this list. Please e-mail us at CardsandCats2011@gmail.com.