CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - NFL Draft 2012 fever hits the Queen City Thursday night as the Carolina Panthers host their annual Draft Day Party at Bank of America Stadium.
The festivities get underway at 5:30 p.m. and go until 10:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Panthers players will interact with fans and sign autographs. Fans will also have access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes areas of the stadium not typically open to the public. Tours of the Panthers locker room will be offered, and fans can go on the playing field to participate in the Primetime Kids' Combine, featuring activities like field goal kicks, quarterback/wide receiver challenge and more.
The NFL Draft 2012 starts at 8 p.m. in primetime and will be broadcast live on large LED screens inside the stadium and on screens setup outside the stadium's south gate on West Morehead Street.
Back outside the stadium, some of the most unique Panthers-themed vehicles in the Carolinas will be on display as part of the Panthers Pride Rides Vehicle Showcase.
Live music by the Voltage Brothers
Panthers locker room tours begin
Primetime Kids' Combine opens
Panthers Pride Rides Showcase
Player autograph session on the field
Q&A with Panthers play-by-play announcer Mick Mixon
Live music by Parmalee
Locker room tours and Primetime Kids' Combine close
The event will be held rain or shine.
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