FanFest Set to Rock Ingles Southern Conference Tournament March 8-10 for Hoops Against Hunger

Just when the fans, teams, sponsors, and supporters of the Southern Conference thought that the most anticipated sporting event of the year couldn’t get any better, well… it does – again. 

The Asheville-Buncombe community will once again open its doors to the Ingles Southern Conference Basketball Championships beginning this Thursday, March 7th and running through the championship finals on Monday, March 11th. And as they say… “March Madness Begins Here.” 

But once again this year Ingles Markets raises the level of excitement and entertainment as they will be presenting the inaugural Ingles FanFest to the list of special activities surrounding this year’s Ingles Southern Conference Basketball Championships.

Ingles FanFest, will feature concerts, live broadcasts, pep rallies, and a host of other exciting events will take place outside the U.S. Cellular center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 8th-10th.  

Performing will be Asheville natives and rising music stars LYRIC and Joe Lasher, Jr. as they bring their unique sound once again to the Ingles Southern Conference Championships in a free outdoor concerts that will not only delight new and long-time fans but will also help children in our area facing hunger. 

Joe Lasher Jr, will be kicking off FanFest in a tip-off concert beginning at 6:15 on Friday night and LRYIC will be performing Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. Also appearing at the Ingles FanFest will be popular and award winning Eddie Foxx of KISS-Country, live broadcasts from KISS Country, ESPN, the Extreme Sports Monster with Don Helman, Rock 105.1, the Brew 97.7, Star 104.3, WSSL, the New Alt 101.1 with Josh Michael and Mark Starling, and Boogie Therapi, Ryan Barber, Carolina Lowdown, and many other events and surprises. 

Ingles FanFest benefits Eblen Charities Hoops Against Hunger program. Hoops Against Hunger helps to provide snacks and meals to school age children who are without enough food at home. Fans attending Ingles FanFest are encouraged to bring donations of ready to eat or easy to serve food items. Anyone donating food items at Ingles FanFest can receive a voucher for $5 off a general admission session ticket to the Southern Conference Basketball Championships.  

Come and Join Us: 

Ingles FanFest

When: March 8th – 10th 

Time: 

Friday, March 8th – 1-7 pm

Saturday, March 9th – 10 am – 4 pm 

Sunday, March 10th – 2 pm-6:30 pm

Where: US Cellular Center

Admission: Free 

Fans attending Ingles FanFest are encouraged to bring donations of ready to eat or easy to serve food items and they will receive a voucher for $5 off a general admission session ticket to the Southern Conference Basketball Championships.  

Suggested Food Items – Peanut Butter, Crackers, Instant Oatmeal, Cereal, Quick Mac and Cheese, Pop Top Ravioli or Spaghetti, Soup, Shelf Stable Dinners (like frozen dinners but on shelves), Granola Bars, Pop Tarts, Can Fruit, Pudding Cups, Cheese Crackers.

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