Schedule of Events

Classic Kickoff

 

WHAT: The Classic Kickoff is the official start of the McDonald’s Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola.  Check back soon for more information.

 

WHEN: SPRING 2021

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Parade

 

Check back soon for parade registration information.

 

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: April 17, 2021

 

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.  Check back soon for more information.

 

WHEN: April 17, 2021

 

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD, WEST SIDE PARKING LOT

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Game

 

WHAT: Witness the 79th 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 special recognition of the Spring 2021 Magic City Classic Ambassador.

 

WHEN: April 17, 2021

 

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD IN BIRMINGHAM

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 DJ Chris Coleman, great food, and fun. Join us in kicking off the largest HBCU classic in the country.

 

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, 6 – 9 PM

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Parade

Parade registration will begin in July.

 

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 31ST | 8AM

 

WHERE: DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM

 

Click here for Parade Guidelines

tailgate

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 31ST | 10AM – 2PM

 

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD, WEST SIDE PARKING LOT

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Game

 

WHAT: Witness the 79th 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 2020 Magic City Classic Ambassador.

 

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31ST |  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.

 

WHEN: APRIL 17, 2021 – POSTGAME

 

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD IN BIRMINGHAM

Classic Friday Night

 

WHAT: Join us for an evening of fun entertainment and kick off Classic Eve  with performances from Levelle, Karyn White, The Whispers and headliner Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.  The show will be held at the Boutwell Auditorium, 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203. The doors open at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7:30 pm.

 

WHEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30TH | 6:30 PM

 

WHERE: BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM