Pretty Ricky, Jeremih, Bobby Valentino lead celebrity weekend bash in Tampa
This feels like a Super Bowl party. Not necessarily a good Super Bowl party, because there are no major household names on the bill, unless you count R&B singer Jeremih, above ... which we do, because Birthday Sex is pretty much our own personal national anthem.
But still: When you get a lot of entertainers and athletes in a room together, it feels like a precursor to the Super Bowl. So if you missed out on any big-time parties when the Big Game was in Tampa in 2009, this might be your chance to get in on the action.
The second annual "Athletes vs. Entertainers Celebrity Weekend Bash" is scheduled for this weekend in Tampa, with appearances by Pretty Ricky, Jeremih, Bobby Valentino, Kevin Cossom and more. Athletes like the Bucs' Styles G. White, the Washington Wizards' Deshawn Stevenson, and Atlanta Falcons' Roddy White are on the bill.
Here's a day-by-day breakdown:
FRIDAY: Things kick off with an official party at the Kennedy in Tampa, hosted by Valentino, Cossom and White. Doors open at 10 p.m., with drink specials all night and no cover for ladies.
SATURDAY: Check out a celebrity basketball game with athletes and entertainers at King High School, 6815 W 56th St., Tampa. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., game time is 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.
SATURDAY NIGHT: There's an official after party at the Gallery Bistro at International Plaza, hosted by Teairra Mari and Verse Simmonds, featuring a handful of guest appearances. Doors open at 11 p.m.
Click here for all the details on the event. After the jump, get a list of the athletes and entertainers scheduled to attend, as well as flyers for the main events.
From the release, the athletes and entertainers scheduled to attend:
Jeremih - Def Jam Records
Bobby Valentino - Capitol Records
Teairra Mari - Warner Brothers Records
Gerald Alexander – Jacksonville Jaguars
Pretty Ricky - Bluestar Records
Styles G. White - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Deshawn Stevenson - Washington Wizards
Elbert Mack – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kevin Cossom – Jive Records
Verse Simmonds – Interscope Records
Baby Boy Stu - 95.7 The BEAT
Winky Wright – Professional Boxer
Kalvin Pearson – Detroit Lions
Anthony Henry – NFL
Tom G. - Team Fetti
Anthony “AD” Davis - NFL
Buckwheat - Wild 94.1
Titus Brown - Cleveland Browns
Chris Bradwell - St Louis Rams
Acafool – Dreamchasers Ent.
Roddy White – Atlanta Falcons
Ian Beckles - 620 WDAE
Chris Roberson – Cleveland Browns
Richard Millsap – And1
Majic Dorsey - NBA D League
Shawty – 5 O’clock Music