Magnolia Heritage Classic Events Announced
Events and celebrities have been announced for the Magnolia Heritage Classic weekend.
The Classic weekend will kick off Friday, November 16, at 10 a.m. on campus with a spirited pep rally and Public Safety Press Conference featuring players, coaches, the marching band, university officials, student leaders and state public safety officials gathering to preview the game and raise awareness of public safety for the big weekend.
On Saturday, November 17, the day will begin at 10 a.m. with the Coors Light Tailgate Tent Party on the east end zone practice field, and FANFUN Village and Live Soundstage hosted by Keisha Knight Pulliam and Lance Gross in the Kenneth L. Simmons Industrial Technology Building parking lot. The free live concert style venue will feature Verse Simmonds and showcase local and regional music artists and public awareness presentations between performances while the kids play in the inflatable space jumps.
The ASU Braves will take on the JSU Tigers at 2:00 p.m. in the Jack Spinks – Marino Casem Stadium. The All State Insurance Halftime Show will feature the All State Field Goal Kick to the 2013 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, WJTV-12 Soul Bowl Alumni Giving Challenge and ASU Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite Marching Band and JSU Sonic Boom.
Immediately following the game, there will be a 5th Quarter Battle of the Bands. The big band battle of the night will feature the JSU Sonic Boom and ASU Sounds of Dyn-O-Mite from the stands of the Jack Spinks – Marino Case Stadium. A post game concert in the Stadium will begin around 7:00 p.m. and will feature Ginuwine, Marsha Ambrosius, LAKESIDE and a surprise special guest performer. After the concert, around 9:00 p.m., the skies over Alcorn will light up to celebrate the historic achievement – the 2012 HBCU of the Year.