*MORE ITEMS AND DETAILS WILL BE ADDED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26th
Get your Classic weekend started off right with the Classic Kickoff presented by The Marines! Hosted by comedian FunnyMaine, the Classic Kickoff will be held Thursday, October 26th at 7 pm at Bill Harris Arena – Birmingham CrossPlex and will provide an evening of music, fun and entertainment to get you geared up for the McDonald's Magic City Classic. The show will feature performances by collegiate and alumni Greek step teams from your favorite divine nine organizations, a showdown between ASU & AAMU bands, celebrity appearances, and much more.
Come ready to show your school pride, represent your organization and show us how you Classic!
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).
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th - 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 stay tuned to our parade page
for the updated route when it is available
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th - 10:00am
Known as "The place to be" before the game. The Coors Light Tailgate Party will features LIVE entertainment on one main stage with celebrity artists (we will post here as artists are announced), giveaways at various vendor tents and more! The party starts at 10am on Saturday, October 28th just outside the gates of Legion Field stadium. New for 2017, your game ticket (reserved or general admission) will get you into the Coors Light Tailgate Party area; if you do not have a game ticket, you can purchase a wristband for $5 to enter - 15 and under admitted free to this entertainment area. (Reminder that all persons enterting the stadium must have a ticket, regardless of age).
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th - game time 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!