Bayou Classic announces official schedule

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Bayou Classic announced their official schedule of events today for the upcoming series of events beginning Nov. 22.

Each year, this weekend of events brings together family, friends and alumni of Grambling State University and Southern University to see one of America's greatest college sports rivalries and celebrate football, family and the traditions surrounding Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

The proceeds from the week-long series of events are provided to both schools for student scholarships; the two schools split $1.32 million for scholarships last year.

This year's schedule includes the fan favorite Battle of the Bands and Greek Show, occurring Nov. 23, as well as several other events. Fans can look forward to starting off their weekend with the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade and concluding with the Bayou Classic House of Blues Gospel Brunch.

"We've put together our schedule of events focused on our goal of making this year's Bayou Classic fan and family-friendly," said Dottie Belletto, President of New Orleans Convention Company, Inc., the management firm of The 39th Annual Bayou Classic. "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."