Schedule of Events

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Classic Kickoff

 

WHAT:  The Classic Kickoff is going virtual!  Join us for a FREE hour of entertainment hosted by Roy Wood Jr with DJ Traci Steele.  Don’t miss your chance to try a FREE Crispy Chicken Sandwich and win a Mini iPad courtesy of McDonald’s as we raise funds for Alabama A&M and Alabama State.  The link to join will be available immediately prior to the start of the festivities and will be sent out via e-blast and on posted on social media.

 

WHEN: Friday, April 16 at 7-8pm CST

 

DONATE:  Text (205) 557.2572 to donate or Click Here

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.

 

WHEN: Saturday, April 17 at 6:30 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

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

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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 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