There's nothing like it, the 39th annual Bayou Classic takes place every Thanksgiving weekend in New Orleans at the dome.  Each year two of Louisiana's finest HBCU's  Grambling and Southern take each other on in some serious NCAA gridiron action in one of America's greatest college sports rivalries.  


Fans, Alumni, friends and family come together come together in New Orleans for a celebration of football, traditions and pageantry surrounding Historic Grambling and Southern Universities.  It's one of the biggest events to happen in Louisiana.  Last year, the two schools split $1.32 million in proceeds from a series of Bayou Classic events. These proceeds are put to good use providing support to the campuses’ athletic programs and scholarship funds through the SU System Foundation and the GSU Foundation.

It's football rivalry at it's very best and 107 Jamz has your tickets to all the excitement, so listen and win all week.  The famous Bayou Classic is attended by people from all over the world and includes a ton of entertainment as well.  Speaking of which, Thanksgiving Day Tiger and Jaguar fans can check out the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade presented by State Farm 3:30-6 pm.  

Dottie Belletto, President of New Orleans Convention Company, Inc said, "We’ve put together our schedule of events focused on our goal of making this year’s Bayou Classic fan and family friendly.  From the Battle of the Bands and Greek Show to the House of Blues Gospel Brunch to the HBCU Institute: Empowerment Exchange, there is truly an event for every member of the family to partake in at this year’s Bayou Classic.”

Other scheduled events are as follows:

Tuesday, November 20 10 am-  Kickoff Press Conference (open to all media and others by invitation only) Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Thursday November 22 (Thanksgiving Day) 3:30-6 pm - Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade presented by State Farm® Parade route from Mercedes-Benz Superdome to the French Market

Friday, November 23 9 am- Bayou Classic Golf Tournament presented by Cox Louisiana Joe Bartholomew Golf Course

10 am-4 pm- HBCU Institute: Empowerment Exchange Career & College Fair Hyatt Regency Hotel

2 pm- HBCU Institute Hyatt Regency Hotel

7 pm- Battle of the Bands and Greek Show Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Saturday, November 24 10 am-1:30 pm- Fan Fest Champions Square

1:30 pm- The Bayou Classic Mercedes-Benz Superdome NOTE-                                    (Doors open at 12:30 pm; kickoff at 1:30 pm)

Sunday, November 25 10 am- Bayou Classic Gospel Brunch House of Blues

Listen to The Peoples Station 107 Jamz and win tickets all week.  For further ticket info,  the 39th Annual Bayou Classic and the Battle of the Bands & Greek Show are on sale now at the Bayou Classic website (, Ticketmaster and the New Orleans Arena Box Office as well as both the Grambling State University and Southern University Ticket Offices.

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