The doors for Jubilee will open at 7 p.m. and 2 Chainz will take the stage at 8 p.m. The show will end at 9 p.m., after which CUAB will encourage students to congregate at Hooker Fields. The Final Four game starts at about 8:50 p.m. and will be screened on a jumbo LED screen on Hooker Fields, according to a press release from CUAB.
Since UNC reached the Final Four, the Jubilee Facebook event has been filled with students trying to sell their tickets.
“I think when we realized that we advanced to the Final Four, we obviously realized there was a conflict with the timing, or so it seemed,” said Ami Patel, CUAB vice president of programming. “I think students selling tickets definitely encouraged us to find a compromise.”
The release said the show cannot start earlier due to insufficient staffing.
CUAB said the 2 Chainz team has been very accommodating.
“They understand that basketball is a big, important thing to this school and that advancing to this game is important to the students as well as 2 Chainz coming to campus,” Patel said.
And southern hospitality has been extended to 2 Chainz as well.
“We’ve presented the idea,” CUAB vice president of external affairs Jessie Beach said about 2 Chainz attending the Final Four viewing party. “We’re hoping he’ll bite and do it, but that’s not something we’ll know until last minute.”