Bayou Class roadshow presentedby US Marines

NEW ORLEANS – The Bayou Classic Roadshow has two stops left before the big game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 1:30 p.m. The Roadshow began its schedule of events Sept. 1 and will continue until Nov. 10.

The Roadshow will bring a taste of The Bayou Classic experience to Grambling and Southern fans across the south. The last two dates for the show will be Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Grambling State vs. Texas Southern game in Houston and Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Southern University vs. Alabama State game in Baton Rouge.

The Bayou Classic Roadshow partnered with the US Marine Corps for the first time this year. The sponsorship of The Classic Roadshow is an extension of the US Marine Corps’ 10-year partnership with The Bayou Classic.

  “The partnership between the US Marine Corps and The Bayou Classic Roadshow is a recent development that will bring much benefit to our organization,” said Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Peterson, Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Recruiting Command. 

“The expansion of our partnership with The Bayou Classic has a direct connection to the success of the partnership over the past ten years. The Roadshow is a tremendous opportunity for us to meet and visit with members of our community throughout the region.”

The Bayou Classic Roadshow presented by the US Marine Corps will travel to five states this year, including Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia, to give fans across the south an opportunity to win prizes, meet former Bayou Classic participants and share their favorite Bayou Classic experiences.

  The show will travel to a total of 10 regular season football games, including Grambling and Southern homecoming games, the Port City, Southern Heritage and Atlanta Football classics. 

Other scheduled stops on the Roadshow were: Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Grambling State vs. Alcorn State game (Port City Classic) in Shreveport on Saturday, Sept. 8 during the Jackson State vs. Tennessee State battle (Southern Heritage Classic)
in Memphis, Tenn. Saturday, Sept. 15 Grambling State vs. Alabama State (High School Day) in Grambling. Saturday, Sept. 22  Southern University vs. Jackson State in Jackson, Miss. Saturday, Sept. 29 Southern University vs. Florida A&M (Atlanta Football Classic) in Atlanta.

The Roadshow was atSouthern University in New Orleans Friday, Oct. 5. On Saturday, Oct. 13 Southern University vs. Texas Southern (Southern Homecoming) in Baton Rouge and Saturday, Oct. 20 Grambling State vs. UV at Lynchburg (Grambling Homecoming).

“The Bayou Classic Roadshow includes a great schedule of games this year and allows for Grambling and Southern alumni, students and fans across the south to share their Bayou Classic experiences,” said Dottie Belletto, president of New Orleans Convention Companies, Inc., the management firm of The 39th Annual Bayou Classic. 

“The Roadshow plans to bring a unique experience to each of these games to get fans excited for this year’s Bayou Classic.”