Beyond the parties and the basketball games, this year's edition of the CIAA is also going to serve up some tasty helpings of live music. Here's a look at a few of the more notable concerts going down this week:
Louisiana comes to North Cack when New Orleans music legends The Neville Brothers and Dr. John hit town performing a ton of their classic Cajun-flavored tunes. $24. and up. 7:30 p.m. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-379-1380. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
Dope beats and lyrics are sure to bounce throughout the venue formerly known as Cricket Arena when two of hip-hop's biggest acts -- T.I. and Young Jeezy -- take the Q.C. stage. $45-$75. 7:30 p.m. Bojangles' Coliseum, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-3600. www.cricketarenacharlotte.com.
Tonight you get two opportunities to experience the percussion-laden sounds of Go-Go music with Rare Essence & Backyard Band at the Belk Theater ($25-$45. 7 p.m. 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org or www.executiveent.com.) and the "godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown at Amos' Southend ($30-$50. 9 p.m. 1423 S. Tryon St. 704-377-6874. www.amossouthend.com. 21 and up. For more information, visit www.dynasty5.com. For tickets, visit www.ez-tixx.com.)
Get a taste of jazz and Southern-style cooking at the Low Country Jazz Fish Fry. Presented by Mert's Heart and Soul and First United Presbyterian Church, the event features food (like fried fish and chicken, baked beans, slaw, and desserts) and live performances from local jazz artists. $8. 11 a.m.--5 p.m. Held at First United Presbyterian Church, 406 N. College St. 704-342-4222. www.mertscharlotte.com.
Soul songstress Chrisette Michelle will belt out tunes from her hit album I Am when she performs at the Blumenthal tonight. An after-party follows the show. $25 (first 100 tickets). 9 p.m.-2 a.m. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. www.ciparties2009.com.
Buckhead Saloon is ground zero for the '70s-flavored rap crew Camp Lo; catch them spitting classic cuts like "Luchini (This is It)," "Coolie High" and more. Check Web site for ticket prices. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 201 E. 5th St. (corner of 5th and College streets) www.thesolkitchen.com.