The McDonald’s Magic City Classic: America’s #1 HBCU classic!

The 77th McDonald's Magic City Classic, presented by Coca-Cola, is America's #1 HBCU Classic! Find out why it's Birmingham's biggest party of the year!

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The 77th McDonald’s Magic City Classic is not only America’s #1 HBCU classic, it’s also one of Birmingham’s biggest events! From the Classic Kickoff Block Party to the Parade, the Tailgating and the post-game concert, there’s lots to get excited about this year!

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77th McDonald’s Magic City Classic Schedule of Events

WHAT: Join us for the Classic Kickoff block party and concert hosted by the Birmingham Urban League! Enjoy live entertainment beginning at 5 p.m. on the concert stage with local talent including Yung Vokalz and Just A Few Cats, followed by national artist Keke Wyatt and headliner Faith Evans, the First Lady of Bad Boy. Event includes Alabama A&M and ASU cheerleaders leading the alumni call-outs, fashion shows, food trucks, activation booths and more! Support the universities at THE place to be on Thursday night.

WHEN: THURSDAY OCTOBER 25TH| 5 – 11PM

WHERE: RAILROAD PARK, BIRMINGHAM

TICKET INFO:

General Admission Ticket – $35
Includes admission into the block party grounds and concert.

The Classic VIP Ticket – $55
Includes admission into the block party grounds, concert and VIP tent, PLUS buffet meal with private cash bar and limited stage seating.

Premium VIP Ticket – $99
Includes admission into the block party grounds, concert and premium VIP tent, PLUS buffet meal with open bar and stage seating.

 

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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, award-winning actor Don Cheadle. You won’t want to miss the bands and dance teams from both Alabama State University and Alabama A&M University. 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 27TH| 8AM

WHERE: DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM

 

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WHAT: There’s no tailgate party in the country like the Coors Light Pregame Tailgate Party at the Magic City Classic. Get hype for the game with fresh DJs, live music performers – led by Memphis hip-hop legends 8Ball & MJG – hot food and cold beverages. Join the best-dressed fans in college football and get your game face on.

WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH | 10AM – 2PM

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD, WEST SIDE PARKING LOT

WHAT: Witness the 77th 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 unique national anthem by world-renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips, the inventive improv from the game emcee, Birmingham’s own Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson, and the special recognition of the Magic City Classic Ambassador, Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Don Cheadle.

WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH |  2:30PM

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD IN BIRMINGHAM

WHAT: The game ends, but the party continues! Stick around for the post-game concert featuring superstar rapper (and Bessemer, Alabama native) Gucci Mane. Admission to the concert is included with your game ticket.

WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH POST-GAME

WHERE: HISTORIC LEGION FIELD IN BIRMINGHAM

 

This post sponsored by The Magic City Classic

 

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