Hornets to Host Buzz Fest


Come celebrate the return of the Charlotte Hornets with the largest indoor basketball-themed festival in the Carolinas- BUZZ FEST! Hosted by Nelly, on October 24-25, this all-ages event at the Charlotte Convention Center will feature national recording acts, bands, food and games.

Buzz Fest admission is just $10 each day, and kids twelve and under will be admitted free with a paid adult.

Taking up more than 250,000 square feet, Buzz Fest includes a Hornets team appearance, a youth basketball showcase and visits by Hornets Legends, Hugo and the Honey Bees.

Buzz Fest is the largest indoor basketball-themed festival in the Carolinas. Fans of all ages are invited to celebrate the return of the Hornets and take in live music, food and games. The 2014-15 Charlotte Hornets team will meet fans and sign autographs on Saturday at 1:00 PM. Plus, Hugo, the Honey Bees and the Flight Squad Dunk Team will perform multiple times throughout the weekend. Please note actual lineup and times are subject to change.

Live Music

The main stage will feature national recording acts and touring bands with local ties.

Friday, 6:00 PM - Voltage Brothers

Friday, 7:45 PM - Elle Varner

Friday, 9:00 PM - Big & Rich

Saturday, 2:30 PM - Diggy

Saturday, 4:00 PM - Sol Fusion

Saturday, 6:00 PM - Nico & Vinz

Kids Zone

 Buzz Fest features a fun and interactive Kids Zone. You’ll find more than a dozen activities in this Kids Zone, all included in the price of admission.

  • Ultimate Sports Dome
  • Basketball Shooting Station
  • Basketball Dribbling Station
  • Double Shot Basketball
  • Free Throw Challenge
  • Basketball Obstacle Challenge
  • Rock Wall
  • Hugo’s Book Bus
  • Digital Graffiti Wall
  • Pictures
  • Video Game Stations

Food & Beverage

Come visit the Hickory Tavern Sports Bar for a bite and a cold beverage, or grab some Papa John’s Pizza while you take it all in.

Youth Basketball Showcase

Throughout the weekend, youth teams from around the area will showcase their skills in a youth basketball tournament organized by Carolina Courts.

Shopping & More

Browse the latest Hornets merchandise at our Buzz Fest store, and pick out the perfect shirt for Opening Night! Then, check out some brand new Kia vehicles or see NASCAR driver, Denny Hamlin’s show car. FOX SportSouth will also be on site, and you can take your picture at the broadcast desk.

NBA Legends

Don’t miss chalk talks and autograph opportunities with NBA Legends!


5:00 PM                 Sleepy Floyd Chalk Talk

5:30 PM                 Sleepy Floyd Autographs

6:00 PM                 Mike Gminski & J.R. Reid Chalk Talk

6:30 PM                 Mike Gminski & J.R. Reid Autographs

7:00 PM                 Kelly Tripucka Chalk Talk              

7:30 PM                 Kelly Tripucka Autographs


12:00 PM              Gene Banks Chalk Talk

12:30 PM              Gene Banks Autographs

3:00 PM                 Bobby Jones Chalk Talk

3:30 PM                 Bobby Jones Autographs

4:30 PM                 Johnny Newman Chalk Talk

5:00 PM                 Johnny Newman Autographs

7:00 PM                 David Thompson Chalk Talk

7:30 PM                 David Thompson Autographs


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