This years Bayou Classic featured a bevy of entertainment sources during the weekend-long lineup of events. The excitement kicked off with the annual Battle of the Bands, took place on Friday at 9:00pm in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Roughly 30,000 students, faculty, alumni, and fans packed the Superdome to witness Southern University’s very own Human Jukebox marching band battle against Grambling State University.

The Human Jukebox came out presenting bright visuals and blue and gold color schemes on their uniforms, which only served to make the soulful songs played throughout the night even more potent for those in attendance. 

“The Human Jukebox really impressed me with their variety of song selections!” said Dasia Sullivan, a freshman biology major from Augusta, Georgia. The Jukebox was able to mix modern hit songs and old school classics to provide a listening experience that many fans appreciated. 

Every year, the Battle of the Bands has been dedicated to filling up the Superdome and celebrating the hottest HBCU bands to take the stadium. This year’s Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands presented performances that, according to the fans in attendance, lived up to the hype. 

Another event that took place during the Bayou Classic weekend was the Bayou Classic Fan Fest 2019, which was jam-packed with numerous artists and special guests. This year’s fest was sponsored by Cox, Q93.3, iHeart Radio and Morris Bart.  

Friends, fans, students, and Alumni got to experience a collection of entertainment from a plethora of local artists from the New Orleans area, including artists such as Tonya Boyd Cannon, Sherwood Marty, Mista Cain and Scotty Cain. Additionally, artists such as Roca B, Denesia, Young Juve, Choppa Style, and King Bronze we’re also in attendance and performed. 

In an interview with Fresh x Reckless, the performer Junya spoke about his overall experience performing and experiencing this years Bayou Classic. “The performance was great [and] the fans were amazing!”  said Junya.

This year’s Bayou Classic presented its fair share of show stoppers and notable events, both musically and otherwise. With the Jags claiming a victory in the football game as well, this years Bayou Classic will be one to remember.


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