Turner Sports to Host “NBA on TNT Road Show” On Site at NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 16, Through Sunday, Feb. 19
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
TNT’s Inside the NBA presented by Kia with Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith & Shaquille O’Neal Televised Live from “NBA on TNT Road Show” at Champions Square
Grammy Award Winner Pitbull to Perform Free Concert from “Road Show” on Saturday Night; Multi-Platinum Hip-Hop Recording Artist Travis Scott to Perform Thursday Night
Turner Sports’ fan-focused “NBA on TNT Road Show” will originate from Champions Square in New Orleans for NBA All-Star 2017 with live telecasts featuring TNT’s Sports Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA studio team, a performance from two-time Grammy Award winning artist Pitbull, interactive fan experiences, basketball clinics, pop-up stores, a food truck and more.
Turner’s 70,000 square-foot “NBA on TNT Road Show” from Champions Square, located near the Smoothie King Center and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on LaSalle Street, will feature a full slate of activities over a four-day period (Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 19) with highlights including:
TNT’s Inside the NBA Live From New Orleans
The “NBA on TNT Road Show” will be anchored by TNT’s Inside the NBA studio team of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal providing coverage from Champions Square with live shows Thursday, Feb. 16, beginning with pregame coverage presented by Autotrader at 6 p.m. CT (local time), along with halftime and postgame coverage throughout the night, and Friday, Feb. 17, with halftime and postgame coverage.
Live Thursday Night Performance by Travis Scott
Multi-platinum hip-hop recording artist Travis Scott will perform live from the “NBA on TNT Road Show” on Thursday, Feb. 16, during TNT’s pre-game coverage (beginning at 6 p.m. local time). Fans interested in attending can click here for additional information.
Pitbull to Perform Live Saturday Night from Road Show
International music superstar Pitbull will take center stage for a live performance from the “NBA on TNT Road Show” on Saturday night, Feb. 18, with a free show following State Farm All-Star Saturday Night (held next door at Smoothie King Center). Fans interested in attending can visit www.NBAonTNTRoadShow.com for additional information.
Fan Festivities Thursday-Sunday
The “NBA on TNT Road Show” will include a series of events for fans to enjoy – Thursday, Feb. 16, beginning at 4 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 17, from 4-10 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2-7 p.m. The “Road Show” will also be open to the general public from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19. Fans interested in attending can click here for additional information.
- Inside the NBA Themed Activities
Fans can enjoy experiences inspired by the Inside the NBA studio team including professional deejays spinning at “DJ Diesel Academy,” a race to “Kenny the Jet’s Big Board,” picking out their favorite Ernie-inspired NBA on TNT bowties, and sample a treat at the “Chuck’s Wagon” food truck serving authentic New Orleans cuisine. Fans can also pick up Craig Sager-inspired SagerStrong microphones and Kevin Garnett Area 21-themed Mardi Gras beads.
- On-Court Hoops Experience
Located at the heart of the activation, NBA fans can show off their hoop skills on the two “NBA on TNT Road Show” courts. Planned activities include special on-court contests, NBA legend visits, kids games, fan dunk contests and more.
- Tissot :24 Challenge
Visitors to the “Road Show” can compete for prizes in a one-on-one format to answer the most NBA trivia questions in 24 seconds at the Tissot-themed kiosk.
- Area 21
NBA on TNT premium merchandise will be available at Area 21, a pop-up location modeled after Kevin Garnett’s new studio set. Fans can “Put that on a T-Shirt” with customizable graphics and select from a variety of talent-themed items including hats, hoodies and T-shirts.
- Lip Sync Studio
A lip sync studio modeled after the Inside team’s own lip sync performances – “Lip Sync Studio” – will offer fans their own chance to step into the limelight.
- State-Farm All-Star Assist Center
Making its debut in New Orleans, the State Farm All-Star Assist Center will display aggregated social activity surrounding NBA All-Star 2017 and the @AllStarAssist Twitter handle.
Additional “Road Show” Logistical Information
The “NBA on TNT Road Show” will be located at Champions Square. The Champion Square festival plaza is located on LaSalle Street, near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Smoothie King Center. Admission will be open to the public and free of charge. For more information, including opportunities to attend the free concerts, fans can click here for additional information.
About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, ELEAGUE and professional golf. The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across broadband and mobile platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated Team Stream app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, the NBA App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.