Charlotte Hornets & Bollywood Magic

Bollywood Magic & India Day at the Charlotte Spectrum Center, February 23, 2019

The Charlotte Hornets are teaming up with Excel India to host a special night on Saturday, February 23, 2019 as part of their game night vs. the Brooklyn Nets.

Ticket Purchase Includes:

Ticket to Bollywood Magic Dance Competition at Spectrum Center (1-4 pm)
-- Winner of competition will perform at Halftime of the Hornets game.
Ticket to the Nets vs. Hornets game (7 pm tip off)
Henna Tattoos and hair wrapping will be available on the concourse during the game.

Excel India promotes Indian-American heritage through the development of creative community partnerships and production of rich cultural entertainment highlighting Indian lifestyle, music and cuisine. In the backdrop of Hornets excitement, Excel India offers an opportunity for business and community organizations an opportunity to engage with Indian Americans and game spectators. India Day is an immersive event experience showcasing Indian American culture and talents. Bollywood Magic is a national dance competition, that showcases the many different forms of Indian dance.

LIMITED EDITION OFFER! Bollywood Magic and post-game experience tickets are only valid through Tickets purchased through other outlets will not be honored. No refunds or exchanges. Further details for Bollywood Magic Tickets and experiences to be provided following your ticket purchase.

For additional information, lower level/different inventory or to reserve tickets for groups of 10 or more, please contact Megan Robinson at or 704-688-9069.

Bollywood Magic Night, January 20, 2018

On January 20, 2018, Excel India, an organization based out of Orlando founded by former Bollywood actress Chandni Navodita hosted their first Bollywood Magic Night in Charlotte. Excel India's mission is to bring Indian culture to the mainstream. The festivities included the Hornet's cheerleading squad, the Honyebees performing a Bollywood number during a time out in full Bollywood outfits. Beginning at 1pm, 13 dance teams descended into Spectrum Arena all vying for a chance to perform in front of up to 20,000 people during halftime of the Charlotte Hornets vs. the Miami Heat game that evening. Teams came from all over, ranging from Charlotte to Cary to a team from Orlando.

Each team had approximately four minutes to perform a choreographed routine to a song mix of their choice. The judges gave scores based on two categories: choreography and quality, on a scale of 1-10. All the teams were decked out in beautiful colors and traditional wear. Participants were diverse, ranging from men and women, young and old. In the end, all the teams performed well but Carolina Indian Arts, senior group, won.

They fused traditional, high energy bhangra with tight choreography that blended in current hip hop favorites to make for a winning combination. Receiving straight 10's across the board, Carolina Indian Arts became the inaugural dance team to perform at halftime for the Charlotte Hornets. Bollywood Magic nights are taking place at numerous NBA games this season.