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The Battle of the Bands is a can't-miss part of Bayou Classic. (Photo: Cheryl Gerber)

The rivalry continues. That’s what fans can expect at the 2019 Bayou Classic on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m., when the Grambling State Tigers take on the Southern University Jaguars in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This year marks the 46th meeting of the two HBCU rivals, an event that draws more than 200,000 people to New Orleans each year. Between the game, the epic battle of the bands, and the parade, you’ll see why it’s a tradition that runs so deep.

The Southern University Jaguars will go head to head with the Grambling State Tigers during Battle of the Bands at Bayou Classic 2019. (Photo: Cheryl Gerber)


The party starts before the game on Friday, Nov. 29 with the Greek Show and Battle of the Bands. Head to the Superdome when doors open at 6 p.m. for a show that is sure to get you on your feet. Prepare yourself – the energy in the Dome will be electrifying.

Watch as the Southern University Jaguars take on the Grambling State Tigers at Bayou Classic 2019 on November 30.  (Photo: Cheryl Gerber)


While game day kickoff isn’t until 4 p.m., there’s still plenty to do to get you pumped for the rivalry. Participate in the Doc Griggs 2X Around the Dome at 8 a.m., then watch the Bayou Classic Parade as it rolls from the French Market to the Dome at 9:30 a.m. The Fan Festival runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Champions Square, and the game starts at 4 p.m. Make sure you’re in your seats for the Bayou Classic Halftime Show – you won’t want to miss this epic battle of the bands. Happy Bayou Classic, y’all!

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