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Bayou Classic Road Show kicks off September 1 - Thursday, August 16, 2012
Bayou Classic announces its Bayou Classic Roadshow schedule of events
beginning September 1, 2012, and continuing until November 10, 2012,
bringing a taste of The Bayou Classic experience to Grambling and
Southern fans across the south.
The Bayou Classic Roadshow will
partner with the U.S. Marine Corps for the first time this year. The
sponsorship of The Bayou Classic Roadshow is an extension of the U.S.
Marine Corps' 10-year partnership with The Bayou Classic.
partnership between the U.S. Marine Corps and The Bayou Classic Roadshow
is a recent development that will bring much benefit to our
organization," said Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Peterson, chief of staff,
Marine Corps Recruiting Command. "The expansion of our partnership with
The Bayou Classic has a direct connection to the success of the
partnership over the past ten years. The Roadshow is a tremendous
opportunity for us to meet and visit with members of our community
throughout the region."
The Bayou Classic Roadshow presented by
the U.S. Marine Corps will travel to five states this year, including
Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia, to give fans
across the south an opportunity to win prizes, meet former Bayou Classic
participants and share their favorite Bayou Classic experiences.
Roadshow will travel to a total of 10 regular season football games,
including Grambling and Southern homecoming games, the Port City,
Southern Heritage, and Atlanta Football classics. The schedule of stops
on the Bayou Classic Roadshow is:
Saturday, September 1 Grambling State vs. Alcorn State (Port City Classic)
Saturday, September 8 Jackson State vs. Tennessee State (Southern Heritage Classic)
Saturday, September 15 Grambling State vs. Alabama State (High School Day)
Saturday, September 22 Southern University vs. Jackson State
Saturday, September 29 Southern University vs. Florida A&M (Atlanta Football Classic)
Friday, October 5 Southern University New Orleans (SUNO)
New Orleans, LA
Saturday, October 13 Southern University vs. Texas Southern (Southern Homecoming)
Baton Rouge, LA
Saturday, October 20 Grambling State vs. UV at Lynchburg (Grambling Homecoming)
Saturday, October 27 Grambling State vs. Texas Southern
Saturday, November 10 Southern University vs. Alabama State
Baton Rouge, LA
Bayou Classic Roadshow includes a great schedule of games this year and
allows for Grambling and Southern alumni, students, and fans across the
south to share their Bayou Classic experiences," said Dottie Belletto,
President of New Orleans Convention Companies, Inc., the management firm
of The 39th Annual Bayou Classic. "The Roadshow plans to bring a unique
experience to each of these games to get fans excited for this year’s
About The Bayou Classic
Bayou Classic features one of America's greatest college sports
rivalries, bringing the fans and alumni of Southern University and
Grambling State University to New Orleans for a celebration of football,
family and the traditions and pageantry surrounding Historically Black
Colleges and Universities. Last year, the two schools split $1.32
million in proceeds from the series of Bayou Classic events. These
proceeds provide support to the campuses’ athletic programs and fund
scholarships through the SU System Foundation and the GSU Foundation.
Bayou Classic is supported by the following organizations for the 39th
annual series of events – State Farm®, U.S. Marine Corps, MillerCoors®,
The Home Depot®, The Coca-Cola Company, Louisiana>AIDS (Louisiana
Greater Than AIDS), Cox Louisiana, Entergy Louisiana, the French Market
Corporation, and Visit Baton Rouge.
Tickets for the 39th Annual Bayou Classic and the Battle of the Bands & Greek Show are on sale now, Tickets for both events can be purchased at the following locations: the Bayou Classic website (www.mybayouclassic.com), Ticketmaster, the New Orleans Arena Box Office, the Grambling State University Ticket Office, or the Southern University Ticket Office.