A reception will be held prior to the program at the Birmingham CrossPlex from 5 – 6:30 pm with a dinner buffet and one complimentary alcoholic beverage (cash bar available as well).
OFFICIAL CLASSIC KICKOFF AFTER PARTY
Join us at Xclusive Lounge for the official after party. 930 5th Ave. N. (former PH Lounge location). 334-777-4705 for tables and info! Xclusivebham.com
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th
The City of Birmingham's Bicentennial Celebration Kick-Off Concert
AAMU & ASU Bands - 3rd Avenue North and 18th Street
8:00pm *TICKETED EVENT*
Temptations Review, with Jennifr Holliday, Ruben Studdard and Bo Bice, conducted by Dr. Henry Panion, III with 50-piece orchestra.
Purchase Tickets Here www.LyricBham.com CLICK HERE
for an informational flyer
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th
McDONALD'S MAGIC CITY CLASSIC PARADE- 8:00am
Join us in the streets of downtown Birmingham on Saturday, October 28th at 8am and prepare to be entertained by the best bands, dance teams, and other entertainers! The parade will be lead by the famous McDonald's float carrying celebrities and the game Ambassador. You won't want to miss the bands and dance teams from each Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University.
*2017 will feature a slightly new parade route. Please see our parade page
for the updated route
COORS LIGHT TAILGATE PARTY - 10:00am-2:00pm
Known as "The place to be" before the game. The Coors Light Tailgate Party will feature LIVE entertainment on one main stage with celebrity artists, swag giveaways and more! The party starts at 10am on Saturday, October 28th on the west side of Legion Field stadium. Don’t miss artists such as Do or Die, Lil Scrappy, Trinidad Cardona, 24 Hours, Symplicity, Sammie, Joyce Irby from Klymaxx, and Route 5.
Also new for 2017 is the Academy Sports and Outdoor Cookoff! 9:45am-11:00am - Visit the Academy Sports area in the Tailgate Party to see 3 top grilling tailgaters vie for the title of "Classic Cookoff Champ" ASU/AAMU/Birmingham will be represted - cheer on your favorite contestant. Local DJ's (Nu York, Darryl Johnson, Funnymaine) will be partnered with contestants for this fun event. Beyond bragging rights, 1st place takes home $1,000 Academy Sports Giftcard. Academy will also give a $500 giftcard to both 2nd and 3rd place.
McDONALD'S MAGIC CITY CLASSIC PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA - 2:30pm
ASU and AAMU battle on the gridiron in the 76th edition of the McDonald's Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola! Cheer on your Bulldogs or your Hornets with 70,000 of your closest friends on Saturday, October 28th - game time is 2:30pm. Dont' forget the MCC boasts the best half time show around, featuring the Mighty Marching Hornets and the Marching Maroon & White! Doors open 2 hours prior to game time.
COORS LIGHT POST GAME CONCERT FEATURING T.I. - AFTER THE GAME
Don't miss the Coors Light post game concert featuring the King of the South, T.I.! The concert will follow the conclusion of the game inside Legion Field and is free with your game ticket. Remember there is a no re-entry policy. Once a ticket has been scanned, it cannot be used for entry again.