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How to Spend 2023 Magic City Classic Weekend in Birmingham, AL



More than three dozen events featuring awards, food trucks, parties, bands, meet-and-greets, brunches, socials, and of course a football games will be held in Birmingham, AL the weekend of Oct. 27-29, 2023. Here are some:


City of Birmingham’s Awaken Event, honoring the Carlton Reese Memorial Unity Choir, at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Event starts at 10 a.m. Free. Area choirs will perform to salute this legend choir, which was born in 1959 to provide strength through music during the civil rights movement.

A Classic Food Truck Block Party, in front of Birmingham City Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring a DJ and popular Birmingham food trucks. City Hall’s address is 710-20th St. North. The following trucks are slated to attend: Aww Shucks!, Fat Charles, Jolly Cakes, Nawlins, Lemonade Junkeez, A Train Station, Yummy Ice, Naughty But Nice Popcorn, Terrific Treats, Big Doon’s, My Planet Punches and Treats, Cake’s Southern Fried Eats, Bey Bey’s Ice, Pasteles Lamoreliana, Simone’s Kitchen, Frozen Roosters, UAB’s Healthy Produce Truck, Yo Chef!, Herman Soul Cafe, and King Vee’s Hotdog Cart

Sunshine and Wine, A Classic Day Party, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Southern Kitchen and Bar rooftop, 2301 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. Ticketed event.

A Classic Day Brunch at Audrey’s Restaurant in Titusville, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 205-918-0356. They are located at 10-Sixth Ave. South.

 Jack ‘N For Beats at Lit on 8th, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. RSVP for admission at jacknforbeatsmcc.eventbrite.com.

Classic in Pink, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sheraton Hotel Birmingham Ballroom, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35203

Magic City Classic Weekend Sixth Annual Friday Night Soiree at the Harbert Center, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ticketed event.

The Classic Mannie Fresh Party at Regions Park, 1401 First Ave. South from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Organizers are offering reserved VIP seating, tables and valet parking.

Chubb Rock, Dana Dane and Pastor Troy slated to appear at the Magic City Classic Takeover – A Homage to Hip Hop from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Towers, also known as TJ Towers, 1623 – Second Ave. North. Presented by the ASU Jefferson County and Shelby County alumni. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

The Magic City Classic Alumni Experience, sponsored by the 1921 Group, will be held on the 31st Floor of the Harbert Plaza a City Club, 1901 – Sixth Ave. North. Ticketed event. Call 256-797-1978 for more info.

Saxophonist Marcus Anderson will perform at the Perfect Note, 1845 Montgomery Hwy. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets at Perfect Note live – Perfect Note lIve

The Magic City Classic Takeover, presented by the ASU Jefferson and Shelby counties alumni chapters, will celebrate 50 years of hip hop. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Thomas Jefferson Towers, 1623 – Second Ave. North.

The Connection Band will perform at Uptown Jazz Lounge, 2250 Ninth Ave. North, Suite B, at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. See tickets on Eventbrite.

The Alabama Extension will host line dancing and offer healthy giveaways at different times between 3 and 7 p.m. near the bus/shuttle drop-off area at Legion Field.

Classic Weekend at PEPS, featuring Urban Mystic, G-Child, Dani and host DJ Gap at PEPS on Third Avenue North in downtown Birmingham. For tickets, visit www.peppromos.com/events.

The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, broadcast live from the Stardome at 5 a.m., is sold out. Tickets were $30. Doors open at 4:15 a.m. Show will run until 9 a.m.

Alumni Band Meet and Greet at Emerald Lounge, 7619 First Ave. North. For sections, text 205-225-9250, according to the flyer. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Code the Classic, hosted by Deontee Gordon and Charisse Stokes and featuring DJ Airess Jordan, will be held on Friday, Oct. 27 at Top Golf from 12 to 4 p.m. RSVP is required. This event celebrates tech founders and funders, Birmingham innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs.


Magic City Classic Parade in downtown Birmingham at 8 a.m. Visit www.magiccityclassic.com for the route.

A Classic Day Brunch at Audrey’s Restaurant in Titusville on Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 205-918-0356. They are located at 10-Sixth Ave. South.

Classic Brunch Social at the Alcove Birmingham from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 1713 – 4th Ave. North.

The Alabama Extension will offer healthy giveaways and prizes at different times between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. near the bus/shuttle drop-off area at Legion Field.

Magic City Classic Pre-game Tailgate Party from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Legion Field. Different sponsors will be in the west side parking lot.

Magic City Classic Football Game at Legion Field. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. Gates will open at 12:30 p.m. Please remember the clear bag policy will be strictly enforced. Everyone must have a ticket to enter, including children.

Club Crawl on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets available on Eventbrite. Call 205-539-1533.

The Ultimate Classic Throwback Bash at Bodega on 5th, 3401 – Fifth Ave. South. Doors open at 11 a.m. Concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets available on Eventbrite. Flyer has the following performers: Kilo Ali, Head (Splack Pac), 69 Boyz, 95 South and DJ-Phase2.

The Classic Grand Finale Saturday Night Live at Regions Field, 1401 First Ave. South on Saturday, Oct. 28. For tickets, visit Eventbrite or http://www.star23enterprise.com. Also, send texts to 1-716-553-2923. Music by DJ B. Brian.

R&B singer Jac Ross will perform at the Perfect Note, 1845 Montgomery Highway, on Saturday, Oct. 28. Visit Perfect Note live – Perfect Note lIve for details.

KB’s Technique will appear at Uptown Jazz at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. Visit www.uptownjazzbham.com for more info.


The Showband Battle of the Bands will be held 3:30 p.m. at Protective Stadium, 1020 – 24th St. North. Bands include: Alabama State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Tennessee State University, Alabama A&M University, Texas Southern University and Alcorn State University. Visit Ticketmaster for tickets.

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will perform at Alys Stephens Center on Sunday, Oct. 29. Visit www.alysstephens.org for tickets.

The Classic Finale: Dipp’d & Dripp’d, featuring Paul Anthony designs and customized hats from Chapeaux Trends. Music provided by Ampliphied Noiz Band starting at 12 p.m. Tickets available on Eventbrite. Presented by Bodega Cigar and Cocktail Lounge, 3401 Fifth Ave. South.

Nancy’s Soul Food Sunday All-Black Affair, featuring High Energy Band. Sunday, Oct. 29. 3-7 p.m. Woodrow Hall, 5540 1st Ave. North. Admission charged.

Soulful Sunday with DeDee Frazier at The Perfect Note, 1845 Montgomery Highway, on Sunday, Oct. 29. Visit Perfect Note live – Perfect Note lIve for tickets. Showtime is 12 p.m.

For more information and a full list of this week’s events, visit the city of Birmingham’s Magic City Classic events page.