The Charlotte block is hot when the "I Am Music Tour" kicks off at Time Warner Cable Arena. R&B, hip-hop and soul fans prepare, because this event is off the hook. Lil Wayne (who is stirring up a buzz with his multi-platinum album Tha Carter III) is set to headline the show. But, he's also bringing a handful of other big acts into the Q.C., including T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, Gym Class Heroes and Keri Hilson. With that said, expect to hear just enough hip-hop to start the new year off right. $39.75-$125.75. 6 p.m. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. 704-522-6500. www.timewarnercablearena.com.