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Game Time! AT&T Nation's Football Classic at RFK Stadium - Saturday
WE tv’s Tamar Braxton to sing national anthem prior to second annual Classic
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Events DC announced today that Tamar Braxton (“Braxton Family Values”), star of the upcoming WE tv reality series “TAMAR & VINCE” will sing the national anthem at the second annual AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™.
The first-ever spinoff for WE tv, “TAMAR & VINCE” also stars Braxton’s music mogul husband Vince Herbert, and premieres Thursday, Sept. 20 at a special time 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Pregame activities on the RFK Stadium field begin at 3:20 p.m. Rising musical artist and D.C. native Y’Anna Crawley will sing “Lift Every Voice” and D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and T.J. Holmes, host of BET Networks show “Don’t Sleep,” join together to perform the ceremonial coin toss.
The halftime show includes the highly anticipated “Battle of the Bands” between the Morehouse College House of Funk and the Howard University Showtime Marching Band.
RFK Stadium – Game Day
RFK Stadium box office open: 9 a.m. – end of halftime
RFK Stadium parking lots open: 9 a.m.
Pepsi® Fan Festival open – Lot 5: 11 a.m – 3 p.m.
RFK Stadium gates open: 2:30 p.m.
Pregame activities begin: 3:20 p.m.
AT&T Nation’s Football Classic kickoff: 3:35 p.m.
The Pepsi® Fan Festival, a free festival with music, games, food and exhibit booths, is open on the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds (Lot 5) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The non-stop extravaganza includes performances by music artists Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Black Alley Band, Naj Murph & Sweet Release and Marcus Canty, and appearances by actors Laz Alonso and Lamman Rucker. Other Fan Festival activities include giveaways, food trucks, appearances by local radio stations and Morehouse and Howard alumni gathering tents.
This year’s football game between Morehouse and Howard is Saturday, Sept. 1 at 3:30 p.m. at RFK Stadium. Tickets are on sale now at the RFK Stadium Box Office , Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets and the Howard University Box Office at Cramton Auditorium. Seats are priced $25 to $50.
As part of game day activities, State Farm will upgrade five lucky fans to one-of-a-kind on-field seats. The promotion titled “Get to A Better State” will give the selected fans the opportunity to view the game from the State Farm On-Field Deck (each fan can bring one guest to the upgraded seat). The Deck is directly on the field, at the rear of an end zone. Ticketed fans who visit State Farm’s booth during the Pepsi® Fan Festival can enter for a chance to “Get to A Better State.” The State Farm On-Field Deck also includes complimentary food and soft drinks for the lucky upgraded fans.
RFK Stadium is easily accessible by Metrorail on the Blue and Orange lines (Stadium-Armory station) and numerous Metrobus lines. For additional information, please visit www.NationsFootballClassic.com.
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Howard University website: www.howard.edu
Morehouse College website: www.morehouse.edu
Teri Washington, Events DC: (202) 494-5737
Courtney Eiland, Events DC: (202) 608-1140
Lisa Milner / Bryant Mortimer, Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500
About the AT&T Nation's Football Classic™
The AT&T Nation's Football Classic™ is a black college football game held annually at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. This year, the game features Howard University against Morehouse College. Organized by Events DC, the AT&T Nation's Football Classic™ was created to celebrate the passion and tradition of the college football experience, recognize the history of service to others by the students, faculty and alumni of historically black colleges and universities, highlight the unity of African American culture, and honor the heritage and excellence of these proud institutions. Tickets for the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic™ are on sale now at the RFK Stadium Box Office (open daily 11am-6pm except Wed/Sat 9 am-4pm), Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets and the Howard University Box Office at Cramton Auditorium. Seats are priced $25 to $50.