2018 State Fair Classic$34
2018 STATE FAIR CLASSIC
Cotton Bowl | Dallas, TX | 4:00pm Kick-Off
Grambling State vs Prairie View A&M
Gate (day of the game): $34
The State Fair Classic is always a vibrant, dramatic contest – between the football teams and the marching bands of Grambling State University of Louisiana and Prairie View A&M University of Texas.
The classic showdown began in the 1940s and has been at Fair Park annually since the 1980s. It is considered the largest social event of the year for both schools, attracting some 65,000 fans to Dallas.
Just as exciting to watch is the halftime extravaganza, termed a battle of the bands showdown. The Grambling State Marching Band and the Prairie View A&M Marching Storm both merge jaw-dropping precision and dynamic dance moves. The result – a flashy but fantastic halftime like no other you have ever seen.
PRE-GAME CONCERT FEATURING SEVYN STREETER
State Fair of Texas | Chevy Main Stage | 2:00PM
SINGING THE BLACK NATIONAL ANTHEM RACHEL DUPARD
SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM SPENSHA BAKER
POST-GAME CONCERT FEATURING MORRIS DAY & THE TIME
State Fair of Texas | Chevy Main Stage | 8:30PM
Game of the week events
Monday Sept 24th – 11AM
City Hall Flag Room
Friday Sept 28th – 6:30PM
Prairie View A&M University Alumni – Scholarship Gala
Saturday Sept 29th – 8AM
Grambling Metro DFW Chapter Alumni – Williams Chicken High School Battle of the Bands
Lancaster High School
DALLAS: Ticketmaster.com, Charge by phone 800.745.3000, All Williams Chicken’s Locations, Catfish Floyds, Friendship West Baptist Church, St Johns Baptist Church (Southlake & Grand Prairie locations), PVU & GSU Alumni, Federal Credit Union, Army & Air Force Exchange, That Magic Moment
BOSSIER CITY: Vernons Barber Shop
KILGORE: Walker Style CD, Raisin Smoke Bar BBQ & Catering
WACO: Floyds Audio Kileen, FT. Hood ITR Center
AUSTIN: Willies Bar BQ, The Villager Newspaper, Marshall’s Barber Shop
CORSICANA: Clipper Kins
SAN ANTONIO: Wards Barber Shop
TYLER: Mass Connections Barber Shop, Mikes Place, One Stop Barber Shop
SHREVEPORT: Little J’s Music
HOUSTON: Prairie View A&M Bookstore, Wolf’s Department Store, Prairie View A&M Nursing Campus Downtown Houston.
*** All tickets are subject to a service charge