2017 marks the 44th annual meeting of HBCU rivals Southern University and Grambling State University: The Bayou Classic is a football game and so much more! The Bayou Classic commemorates historically black colleges and universities, academic achievement, tradition, sportsmanship, marching bands, and friendly competition.
The “Classic” is an exhibition of the high standards of academic achievement deeply embedded in the traditions of the two institutions. Since 1991, the Bayou Classic has been televised nationally by NBC. The national broadcast attracts an audience of four to five million viewers. The Bayou Classic draws more than 250,000 visitors to New Orleans.
This annual extravaganza features one of America's greatest college sports rivalries, bringing the fans and alumni of Southern University and Grambling State University to New Orleans each November for a celebration of football, family and the traditions and pageantry surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
he annual football showdown between Grambling State and Southern University, the only two football-playing Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Louisiana, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
What happens At The Event And What Does It Offer?
The weekend kicks off with the Friday night "Battle of the Bands," a showdown between the Grambling and Southern. Southern's Other activities include a Greek Show, job fair, parties, seminars, exhibits and community service events. Don't forget that they ultimate Half Time Battle Of The Bands Show.
The events all take place in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Hotel rooms are going fast so please make a reservation
What type of activities happen during the Bayou Classic Weekend ?
There are plenty of things to get into during the weekend.
Not only are there 3 days of partying in the French Quarter and Canal but you have a weekend full of parties, fun and end excitement. It's like being a part of a giant family reunion
Who Is Performing At This Year's Bayou Classic?
The main draw is the annual football competition between Grambling and Southern U.
How Much Does It Cost To Attend?
To order, see below or call Tickets for the evening concerts are on sale immediately at ticketmaster.com, (800) 488-5252.