HOUSTON, TX (February 14, 2005) Top musical artists will take the stage at Club NBA presented by NOKIA Unwired and NBA Ballers: Phenom inside the 2006 NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by NOKIA, Feb.16-20 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Headlining the All-Star lineup of musical talent performing inside Club NBA will be multi-platinum recording artist Bow Wow, scheduled to perform on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m., during opening night festivities for Jam Session. Performing for NBA fans on Friday, Feb. 19 is three-time Grammy Award winner Nelly, and on Monday, Feb. 20, 2006 in Club NBA will be actor and singer, Nick Cannon along with new R&B sensation Chris Brown.
A combination of R&B and hip hop artists will perform at Club NBA throughout the five-day Jam Session event including MC Lyte, Nina Sky, Bobby V-Tino, Ray J, Natalie, Ne-Yo, Frankie J, and Lil Mo.
Club NBA will also showcase Houston area talent including Baby Bash, Kim Burrell, MoJoe, Israel and New Breed, Trinitee 5:7, and Natalie.
In addition to the many talented singers who will take the stage at Club NBA, there will also be a DJ battle for local Houston DJs on Saturday, Feb. 18. Judging the DJ battle will be three legendary DJs: Biz Markie, DJ Tony Touch, and DJ Spinderella.
Club NBA will also host an inspirational lineup of musical acts on Sunday, Feb. 19. Scheduled to perform is: Fred Hammond, Nicole C. Mullen, former American Idol top five finalists George Huff, Tamela Mann, Micah Stampley, J. Moss, and Dave Hollister.
Performances inside Club NBA presented by Nokia Unwired and NBA Ballers: Phenom are included in the purchase of Jam Session tickets, with the exception of the Bow Wow performance which requires a separate VIP pass which will be distributed within Jam Session every four hours on Thursday Feb. 16. Club NBA is standing room only with a capacity of approximately 700 people.
A complete list of Club NBA performances is below (Artist, Genre, Most Recent Album/Single)*:
Ali & Gipp Rap Grillz
B5 Hip Hop B5
Baby Bash - Rap Super Saucy
Bobby V-Tino R&B Bobby Valentino
Bow Wow Hip Hop/Rap Wanted Reloaded
Chris Brown Hip Hop Chris Brown
Dave Hollister Urban/Hip Hop Real Talk
Frankie J R&B Un Nuevo Dia
Fred Hammond Inspirational/Gospel Somethin Bout Love
George Huff R&B Miracles
Israel & New Breed Gospel Alive in South Africa
J Moss Gospel J Moss Project
Kim Burrell Gospel Live In Concert
Lil Mo Hip Hop Girl Next Door
Lil J Xavier Hip Hop I Gotta Be Me
Marcos Hernandez Hip Hop C About Me
MC Lyte Rap Ryme Masters
Micah Stampley- Gospel The Songbook of Micah
MoJoe Jazz/R&B Local Texas group who mix styles of jazz and R&B
Natalie R&B Natalie
Nelly Rap Nelly and the Tiks
Ne-Yo Hip-Hop/R&B In My Own Words
Nick Cannon Rap/Hip Hop Nick Cannon
Nicole C. Mullen Inspiratioanl Everyday People
Nina Sky Hip Hop/Pop Nina Sky
Ray J Hip Hop Raydiation
Tamela Mann Inspirational Gotta Keep Movin
Trinitee 5:7 Gospel The Kiss
Also scheduled to perform are Velez, Popstar, Mason Road., and Jerome Williams.
*List of performers subject to change.
About Jam Session
The 2006 NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by NOKIA gives families and fans of all ages the chance to experience the sights, sounds and action of NBA All-Star 2006 with 450,000 square feet of interactive basketball activities. Jam Session also includes Center Court and Club NBA, where fans can experience NBA entertainment at its best. Center Court is home to the NBA Rookie & Sophomore Practices, celebrity skills challenges, and much more, while Club NBA is the music destination for some of todays hottest acts and tomorrows superstars. Center Court and Club NBA provide fans the chance to get up close and personal to gaining access to the NBA like never before. Jam Session offers an extensive trading card and collectibles area and a huge NBA Store where you can purchase NBA and NBA All-Star merchandise. Tickets are available online at TOYOTACENTERTIX.com, by calling 866-4HOUTIX, or by visiting the Toyota Center Box Office. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for kids 3-12, seniors, and military, and free for kids 2 and under.
About NBA All-Star 2006
NBA All-Star 2006 in Houston will feature a week of activities that will showcase the greatest athletes in the world playing basketball at the highest level on an international stage and will display the leagues deep commitment to its community. The week will culminate with the 2006 NBA All-Star Game, which features the top players from the Eastern and Western conferences going head to head. The Game will be televised on TNT on Sunday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m. (ET).