Schedule of Events




Join us for the Classic Kickoff block party and concert hosted by the Birmingham Urban League in downtown Birmingham! Support the universities and make this the place to be on Thursday night. Enjoy live entertainment beginning at 5 pm on the concert stage with local talent including Yung Vokalz and Just A Few Cats followed by Keke Wyatt and a national headliner. Event includes Alabama A&M and ASU cheerleaders leading the alumni call-outs, fashion shows, food trucks, activation booths and more! 

General Admission $35 Buy Tickets
Classic VIP $55 Buy Tickets
Premium VIP $99 Buy Tickets
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27th - 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.  
*2018 will feature a slightly new parade route. Click here to view parade route. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27th - 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 27th -  2:30pm kickoff
ASU and AAMU battle on the gridiron in the 77th 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 77th.  Kickoff is at 2:30 pm.  Dont' forget the MCC boasts the best half time show around, featuring the Mighty Marching Hornets and the Marching Maroon & White!