Schedule of Events - Magic City Classic
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Schedule of Events

Classic Kickoff

 

WHAT: The Classic Kickoff is the official start of the McDonald’s Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola.  Come be a part of the school spirit and tradition along with the Alabama A&M and Alabama State cheerleaders. The party will continue into the evening with beats from a live DJ, great food, and fun. Join us in kicking off the largest HBCU classic in the country.

 

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH

 

WHERE: SHERATON BIRMINGHAM HOTEL

2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

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Parade

 

WHAT: Join us in the streets of downtown Birmingham and prepare to be entertained by the best bands, dance teams and entertainment around! The parade will be led by the famous McDonald’s float carrying celebrities and the Magic City Classic Ambassador. Don’t miss the bands and dance teams from both Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University as they put on a show! This is a rain-or-shine event, and admission is free. The parade also will be broadcast LIVE on Fox 6 in Birmingham as well as the Raycom affiliates in Huntsville, Montgomery and Dothan!

 

WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH | 8AM

 

WHERE: DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM

 

Click here for Parade Guidelines

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Tailgate

 

WHAT: There’s no tailgate party in the country like the Coors Light Pregame Tailgate Party at the Magic City Classic. Join the best-dressed fans in college football and get your game face on. Entertainment will be announced soon.

 

WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH | 10AM – 2PM

 

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD, WEST SIDE PARKING LOT

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Game

 

WHAT: Witness the 78th football clash between Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University, two in-state SWAC rivals who come together every year to put on the No. 1 HBCU Classic in the country. The competition is just as fierce at halftime with the battle of the bands between A&M’s Marching Maroon & White and ASU’s Mighty Marching Hornets. Don’t miss the inventive improv from the game emcee, Birmingham’s own Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson and the special recognition of the 2019 Magic City Classic Ambassador.

 

WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH |  2:30PM

 

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD IN BIRMINGHAM

Postgame Concert

 

WHAT: The game ends, but the party continues!  Admission to the concert is included with your game ticket.
Post-game concert entertainment will be announced soon.

 

WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH POSTGAME

 

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD IN BIRMINGHAM