Jamie Foxx to Headline Private Celebration for 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at ARIA

Superstar entertainer Jamie Foxx will give an intimate, private performance at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter during the 10th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI), Friday, April 1.

Foxx will perform at the MJCI Celebration, an annual gala for the tournament’s celebrities and invited guests.

The GRAMMY Award-winning artist will sing hits throughout the evening, including hits from his new CD “Best Night of My Life,” following performances by comedian Kevin Hart and Jabbawockeez, who rose to fame as champions of MTV’s “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew.” Foxx’s performance will mark a night of celebration following two days of the MJCI Celebrity-Amateur golf tournament and lead into the weekend’s celebrity-only tournament.

Marking its Las Vegas debut, the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational will be held at Shadow Creek, one of the country’s most exclusive golf courses, which will open its doors to the public for the first time. Proceeds from the charitable tournament will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Nevada Cancer Institute, James R. Jordan Foundation and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm. Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised more than $5 million for charity.

Celebrities scheduled to attend include Michael Jordan, Marcus Allen, Anthony Anderson, Gabriel Aubry, Brian Baumgartner, Jerome Bettis, Drew Brees, Brandi Chastain, Chris Chelios, Larry David, Richard Dent, Shannon Elizabeth, Janet Jones-Gretzky, Wayne Gretzky, Ken Griffey, Jr., Bill Guthridge, Penny Hardaway, Dennis Haysbert, Brett Hull, Toni Kukoc, Spike Lee, Mario Lemieux, Paul O’Neill, Mike Piazza, Maury Povich, Salli Richardson, Stuart Scott, Bruce Smith, John Smoltz, Alan Thicke and more.

The Celebrity-Amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1. The MJCI two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament, including only competing celebrities, will take place Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3.

Tickets for the tournament may be purchased at ARIA’s Viva ELVIS box office, online at www.arialasvegas.com or www.MJCIgolf.com. Prices are as follows:

  • Daily General Admission Pass $25/Thursday and Friday
  • Daily General Admission Pass $50/Saturday and Sunday
  • Weekly General Admission Pass $100/Thursday-Sunday
  • Daily VIP Pass $100/Thursday-Sunday
  • Weekly VIP Pass $300/Thursday-Sunday

VIP spectators will enjoy an unparalleled view of the course from the M life VIP Hospitality complex, an open-air venue featuring a “VIP Party Deck” overlooking the par-5, 18th hole.

Discounted tickets are available for military service members with valid identification, and Senior Citizens 65 years of age or older with valid ID; both groups will receive 25 percent off a daily or weekly general admission ticket.

Additionally, the tournament has created a special “Bring the Kids for Free” general admission ticket offer, which provides access to Shadow Creek for youth 16 years of age and younger when accompanied by a general admission ticketed adult (up to two children per paid adult).