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Events Announced for Labor Day Classic Weekend

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Alabama State University will host its inaugural Labor Day Classic Weekend, September 1-3, 2017.  The weekend reignites one of the oldest football rivalries, bringing fans and alumni of Tuskegee University and ASU to Montgomery.


“ASU is elated to continue the ASU/Tuskegee tradition on Labor Day weekend,” said Zillah Fluker, vice president of ASU’s Institutional Advancement. “A fun-filled schedule of events has been planned to help us celebrate the renewal of the rivalry and our 150-year anniversary. We are already hearing from excited Hornets from across the country; so, we encourage everyone to make your plans early.”


Some of the many events include “An Evening with Keith Sweat: Up Close and Personal,” an Alumni Luncheon, an Old School Yard Fest, tailgate parties, the Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival and, of course, the big game. Make your plans to be here for all the fun.

Labor Day Classic Schedule of Events


Alumni Luncheon

11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dunn-Oliver Acadome | $40
Join us for a great time with your fellow alums, as we welcome our inaugural class of the 50 Under 50 alumni engagement program.

Old School New School Yard Fest

4-7 p.m. | Hornet Stadium | Free
Students, alumni, family and friends are invited to enjoy an afternoon of games, music, old school/new school contests and more. Bring your lawn chairs.


Labor Day Classic Concert, Featuring Keith Sweat

8 p.m. | Dunn-Oliver Acadome | $35 general admission; $45 reserved seating; table of 10, $1,000 (includes after party Cabaret)

The legendary R&B artist Keith Sweat will be "Up Close and Personal" in a live performance that also features the soulful stylings of Toia Jones and the hilarious antics of comedian Steve Brown.

Cabaret Noir

9 p.m. - 2 a.m. | J. Garrick Hardy Student Center | $50
It’s the “Ultimate After Party” featuring Yung Vokalz and DJ Hollin John of Washington, D.C. All black attire preferred.
For tickets and more information, visit or call 334-229-4483.


The Labor Day Classic: A Marion Nine Invitational
Tuskegee University vs. ASU


7 p.m.| The ASU Stadium | Tickets on sale now!
It’s the revival of the showdown between the ASU Hornets and the Golden Tigers of Tuskegee University. The Rivalry Returns and you don’t want to miss it!

For more information, visit or, or call the ticket office at 334-229-4551.


Nat King Cole Society Jazz Cruise

1:30 | Board the Harriott II at Riverfront Park in Downtown Montgomery | $20

Nat King Cole Society Jazz Festival

4 p.m. | J. Garrick Hardy Student Center Amphitheater | $20

Cruise + Festival Combo-$35

The Labor Day Classic Weekend finale offers you two entertaining events that celebrate the life and music of the legendary Nat King Cole. Get the package and enjoy both events. You are guaranteed to have a good time. The cruise and festival are co-sponsored by ASU’s WVAS 90.7 FM.

For more information about the cruise and festival, call WVAS at 334-229-4708, or call 334-229-4483.

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