Schedule of Events

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Classic Kickoff

 

WHAT:  The Classic Kickoff presented by McDonald’s will get us all geared up for the weekend ahead.  Check back in for more details.

 

WHEN: Thursday, October 28th, TBD

Game

 

WHAT: Witness the 80th 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.

 

WHEN: Saturday, October 30 at 2:30 pm

 

WHERE: Historic Legion Field in Birmingham

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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

Cigar Men of Distinction Kickoff Day Party

 

WHAT:  Hosted by Birmingham’s and the club’s own American Idol winning Ruben Studdard! Enjoy cigars, libations, food, hookah, music, and more! Feel free to bring your lawn chairs if you’d like to sit or purchase PREMIUM SEATING close to the stage with tables & easier bar access. These seats are limited to only 100!

By Ruben’s side will be Alabama’s own Souled Out Groove performing live, and DJ Feel all the way from Houston, TX will be holding it down on the 1’s & 2’s. So come out and have a great time for a great cause because proceeds will be donated to charity as always!

 

WHEN: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 2-7PM

 

WHERE: LIT ON 8TH

518 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35204

Terri Sewell Magic City Classic Issue Forum on Student Debt Cancellation

 

WHAT: Discussion with University Presidents, Dr. Wims of Alabama A&M and Dr. Ross of Alabama State about the impact student debt is having on HBCU students.

 

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th, 12:30-1:30PM

 

WHERE: MEDICAL FORUM THEATER

950 22nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Classic Kickoff presented by McDonald’s

 

WHAT: Kick off the long weekend with us at the Classic Kickoff presented by McDonald’s! Enjoy some light bites, featured drinks and entertainment by DJ Traci Steele.  Don’t miss the McDonald’s 360° photo booth, giveaways and a special appearance by the AAMU and ASU cheerleaders all for just $20!

 

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 6-9PM

 

WHERE: STADIUM CLUB AT PROTECTIVE STADIUM

1020 24th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203

Stadium Club entry is located on 22nd St N.

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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 on Gray affiliates in Huntsville and Montgomery!

 

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH | 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 McDonald’s Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola. Enjoy sponsor activations, giveaways, entertainment and more!

 

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH | 10AM – 2PM

 

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD, WEST SIDE PARKING LOT

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Game

 

WHAT: Witness the 81st 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 2022 and Postgame Performer, Big Boi.

 

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH |  2:30PM

 

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD

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Postgame Concert

 

WHAT: Big Boi of Outkast will perform live on the 50-yard line immediately following the McDonald’s Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola.  The postgame concert is included with a reserved or general admission game ticket.

 

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH |  IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING GAME

 

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD