NASHVILLE -- A Salute "On Tour" Premiere celebrating the four participating teams in the 2014 NCAA Women's Final Four while also honoring the host, "Music City," will take place on Friday, April 4 at the historic Ryman Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Central time.
In Women's Final Four tradition, the event begins with a red carpet celebration and arrival of the four "celebrity" teams at 6 p.m. The show includes VIP team introductions, highlight videos, special welcomes and tributes and live local entertainment.
Tickets for the Salute "On Tour" show are $30 and can be purchased in advance (www.NCAA.com/WomensFinalFour) or on-site. The red carpet parade of teams is free and open to the public, but tickets must be purchased to enjoy the show.
The Premiere program will be hosted by ESPN women's college basketball and NBA TV game and studio analyst and sideline reporter LaChina Robinson. National recording artist Kimberley Locke, from Season 2 of American Idol, will perform as part of the Premiere.
"The Salute Premiere is a celebration of the four teams that are playing for the 2014 national championship and serves as the tip-off to Women's Final Four weekend," said Anucha Browne, NCAA vice president, women's basketball championships. "It's a perfect opportunity for fans to get up close to the players and coaches from the four teams with a Music City twist."