Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament features top Las Vegas entertainment

Walnut Creek, Calif. – This week’s Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament will feature some of Las Vegas’ top entertainment acts, the Conference announced today. Included in the line-up are the iconic R&B group Boyz II Men and performers from Las Vegas shows Rock of Ages, FANTASY, Jersey Boys and Absinthe.

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For the Championship game on Saturday, the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino’s resident production of KÀ by Cirque du Soleil will perform the national anthem and deliver a special performance at halftime.

The Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament featuring 11 games over four days will be played March 13-16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A limited supply of single-session tickets are still available at

A major benefit to playing the tournament in Las Vegas is access to first-rate entertainment. Throughout the tournament sessions, many of the most popular and acclaimed Las Vegas entertainment acts are scheduled to perform national anthems and halftime acts.

Entertainment highlights include (subject to change):

Wednesday, March 13

Session 1: Game 1 at Noon - Lorena Peril from FANTASY (National Anthem) & Rock of Ages (Halftime)

Session 2: Game 3 at 6 p.m. – Jersey Boys (Halftime)

Thursday, March 14

Session 3: Game 5 at Noon – Bands (National Anthem)

Session 4: Game 7 at 6 p.m. - Melody Sweets from Absinthe (National Anthem)

Game 8 at 8:30 p.m.* - Desert Spring United Methodist Church (National Anthem)

Friday, March 15 (Semifinals)

Session 5: Game 9 at 6 p.m. – Boyz II Men (National Anthem)

Saturday, March 16 (Championship)
Session 6: Game 11 at 8 p.m. – KÀ (National Anthem and Halftime)

*approximate start time



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