Ludacris, Bell Biv DeVoe appear during star-studded Magic City Classic

Photos by Stephonia Taylor Mclinn

Musical group Bel Biv DeVoe: Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe.
Musical group Bell Biv DeVoe: Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe.

The 75th Annual McDonald’s Magic City Classic brought nearly 100,000 to Birmingham for pep rallies, parades, tailgate parties, football and a postgame concert. The weekend also attracted a number of celebrities and dignitaries to the city just to enjoy the festivities. Many locals also had the opportunity to join in the fun. There was the annual alumni Pep Rally at the Sheraton Birmingham Ballroom and the Magic City Classic Parade downtown with more than 30 high school bands. Halftime featured the performances by Alabama A&M Marching Maroon and White Band and ASU Mighty Marching Hornets and the postgame concert at Legion Field featured Ludacris.