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Alabama State Labor Day Classic Week

September 1, 2019 - September 8, 2019

The annual Labor Day Classic is quickly approaching. The grid iron matchup between the Tuskegee Golden Tigers and the Alabama State Hornets is one of the oldest rivalries in HBCU history bringing alumni and fans from all over to Montgomery.

ASU has a week of events planned leading up to the big game on Saturday September 7, 2019, including the Nat King Cole Jazz Festival to kick the week off; the CommUniversity Block Party; the President’s Gala; and the Labor Day Classic Concert featuring R&B Soul sensation Anthony Hamilton.

You do not want to miss out on all of the exciting activities and events. It’s going to be one to remember.

For more information and tickets, visit www.alasu.edu/labordayclassic.

The complete schedule is as follows:

Sunday September 1, 2019:

Nat King Cole Jazz Festival
Hosted by WVAS-FM 90.7
Alabama State University celebrates the 100th birthday of Nat King Cole with a special performance by his brother, international recording artist, Freddy Cole, along with other guest artists. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a relaxing afternoon and evening of great entertainment.
-5 p.m. (Gates open at 4 p.m.)
-Riverwalk Amphitheatre, Downtown Montgomery

Tuesday September 3, 2019:

Hornets Day of Service
Hornet Nation volunteers share the true ‘Bama State Spirit’ with the local Salvation Army. Open to students, staff and alumni.
-11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
-Salvation Army
-900 Maxwell Blvd. Montgomery, AL

CommUniversity Block Party
It’s the kick-off celebration for the Labor Day Classic complete with food trucks, big games, a DJ, prizes and more! Fun for the whole family! A Community Celebration!
-5 p.m.
-ASU Stadium Parking Lot

Wednesday September 4, 2019:

Inauguration of SGA President
David Whitlow, Alabama State University’s Student Government Association President will make his inaugural address to the student body and campus community.
-6 p.m.
-Ralph David Abernathy Auditorium

SGA President’s Ball
ASU students will celebrate their new leaders in a Classic ball with swag.
-8 p.m.
-John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom

Thursday September 5, 2019:

Presidential Gala: A Benefit for ASU
Featuring Howard Hewett, former lead vocalist of the Grammy-winning R&B/Soul vocal group, Shalamar. Proceeds will benefit strategic and student-focused initiatives of ASU.
· Individual tickets – $200
· Table of 10 – $3,000
· Sponsorships available
-7 – 11 p.m.
-Reception begins at 6 p.m.
-Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center

Friday September 6, 2019:

Breakfast of Champions
*Invitation Only*
The ASU Department of Athletics will celebrate our student-athletes who have won Southeastern Athletic Conference (SWAC) titles during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years.
-10 a.m.
-John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom

National Alumni Association Labor Day Golf Classic
A golf tournament showdown between ASU National Alumni Association and Tuskegee Alumni for Student Success. For more information, please contact Erick Wright at erickwright@bellsouth.net.
-11 a.m. – Shotgun Start
-Lagoon Park Golf Course

Ole ‘Bama State Spirit Arts and Crafts
Students and alumni
-John Garrick Hardy Student Center Food Court

Bama State Pep Rally
The SGA-sponsored Pep Rally will get you ready to cheer the Hornets on to victory in the showdown against ‘Skegee. Hornets fans are invited to join in the fun!
-5 – 7 p.m.
-Hornet Stadium

50 Under 50 Awards Celebration
Invitation Only
ASU recognizes the newest inductees into the 50 Under 50 Class of 2019, which celebrates alumni who have demonstrated significant achievements in their professions and/or in public service.
-5 – 7 p.m.
-John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom

Labor Day Classic Concert
Neo Soul sensation Anthony Hamilton headlines an evening of entertainment that also includes Doug E. Fresh, SWV and Jagged Edge.
-8 – 11 p.m.
-Dunn-Oliver Acadome

Saturday September 7, 2019:

Hornet Walk
Come cheer the Hornets on to victory during the game day team and coaches walk, starting at the Tailgate Village near the soccer field and winding its way to the stadium. Bring your best Hornet Spirit! Go Hornets!
-2:50 p.m.
-The ASU Stadium

3rd Annual Labor Day Classic ASU/TU Football Game
Come show your ‘Bama State Spirit’ as the Hornets take on the Tuskegee Tigers
-5:00 p.m.
-The ASU Stadium

Sunday September 8, 2019:

Battle of the Bands
$15 in advance; $20 day of the event. Check back for dates tickets will become available at the ASU Ticket Office
-2 p.m.
-The ASU Stadium

ASU vs. Jacksonville State Soccer
Keep the spirit moving as the Lady Hornets take to the field against the JSU Gamecocks.
-2 p.m.

Unless specified otherwise, tickets may be purchased by visiting www.alasu.edu/labordayclassic

*Clear Bag Policy Enforced
In order to expedite fan entry and enhance safety, ASU will be reinforcing the entry points into the Dunn-Oliver Acadome and The ASU Stadium, during the Labor Day Classic Concert and the Labor Day Classic Football Game and the Battle of the Bands. All patrons are subject to being searched by law enforcement. In addition, patrons will be directed to entrances where staffing and resources will be coordinated at the main entrance of the arena.


September 1, 2019
September 8, 2019


ASU Acadome