This year’s Classic, featuring Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M, will start with a lively FanFare tailgate outside Camping World Stadium, with premium hospitality upgrades available for just $85. From there, fans can head inside for the 73rd meeting between the longtime HBCU rivals and can’t-miss halftime performances by B-CU’s Marching Wildcats and FAMU’s Marching “100.” After the game, stick around for a free postgame concert by T.I. at Tinker Field, capping of another legendary Classic weekend in downtown Orlando.
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Event Name: Florida Classic Weekend Kickoff starring Cedric the Entertainer
Acclaimed actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer will jump-start Florida Blue Florida Classic weekend as only he can with a hilarious headlining set at the inaugural Florida Classic Weekend Kickoff on Thursday, Nov. 16. This must-see show, featuring one of The Original Kings of Comedy, begins at 7:15 p.m. in the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased through the Dr. Phillips Center box office, at DrPhillipsCenter.org or alongside Battle of the Bands and game tickets as part of a Florida Blue Florida Classic "Weekend Pass" at FloridaClassic.org.