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Final Four Weekend Concert Booking Finished
 

By GARY GRAFF
Of the Oakland Press

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The Big Dance card is now complete.

With the addition of N.E.R.D. and Jesse McCartney, the national lineup for the Final Four weekend concert series on the Detroit Riverfront is now complete. The two acts will headline the AT&T Block Party on April 3, McCartney at 7:30 p.m. and N.E.R.D. at 9 p.m. on the national stage.

They join national acts that were previously announced for the Big Dance series: the Pussycat Dolls and Gavin DeGraw for Big Dance Saturday on April 4; and Staind, Gym Class Heroes, Janelle Monae and Parachute for My Coke Fest on April 5. "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest will emcee the latter event.

For the first time ever the NCAA has also allowed stages for local artists at The Big Dance, and 34 artists will also perform during the weekend, along with DJ sets coordinated by local dance music promoters Paxahau. Among the local acts are the Deadstring Brothers, the Twistin' Tarantulas, Tim Diaz, the Muggs, Whitey Morgan & the 78's and Larry Lee & the Back in the Day Band.

All of the concerts are free. A full lineup and other details are available at www.NCAA.com/finalfour.

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