2019 LDC Masthead

Labor Day Classic

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

5 p.m. (Gates open at 4 p.m.)
Riverwalk Amphitheatre, Downtown Montgomery
Nat King Cole Jazz Festival
Hosted by WVAS
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. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Salvation Army
900 Maxwell Blvd. Montgomery, AL
Hornets Day of Service
Hornet Nation volunteers share the true 'Bama State Spirit' with the local Salvation Army. Open to students, staff and alumni. 
5 p.m.
ASU Stadium Parking Lot
Community 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!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

6 p.m.
Ralph David Abernathy Auditorium
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.
8 p.m.
John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom
SGA President's Ball
ASU students will celebrate their new leaders in a Classic ball with swag.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

7 - 11 p.m.
Reception begins at 6 p.m.
Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center
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

Friday, September 6, 2019

10 a.m.
John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom
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.
11 a.m. - Shotgun Start
Lagoon Park Golf Course
National Alumni Association Labor Day Golf Classic
A golf tournament showdown between ASU National Alumni Association and Tuskegee Alumni for Student Success.
Visit www.labordaygolfclassic.com to register and to purchase sponsorships online.
For more information, please contact Erick Wright at erickwright@bellsouth.net.
John Garrick Hardy Student Center Food Court
Ole 'Bama State Spirit Arts and Crafts
Students and alumni
5 - 7 p.m.
Hornet Stadium
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.
John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom
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.
8 - 11 p.m.
Dunn-Oliver Acadome
Labor Day Classic Concert
Neo Soul sensation Anthony Hamilton headlines an evening of entertainment that also includes Doug E. Fresh, SWV and Jagged Edge.
Click HERE to purchase concert tickets.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

2:50 p.m.
The ASU Stadium
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!
5:00 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

Sunday, September 8, 2019

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