State Fair Classic: Prairie View A&M University vs. Grambling State University

Grambling's band performs during halftime in a football game against Prairie View A&M University at the State Fair of Texas.

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Since the 1980s, Grambling State Tigers and Prairie View A&M Panthers have traveled to Dallas during the State Fair to go head-to-head on the grass of the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. The Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic is filled with great football for four quarters and a stunning halftime show featuring the eye-popping antics and high-stepping gyrations of the universities' marching bands and female dance lines.

Kick-off is 4 p.m.

Special guests will include Grambling alumna and Dallas' new police chief, U. Renee Hall. Gospel recording artist Darian Yancy will sing the national anthem.

General admission tickets are $28 in advance and $34 on game day. Available online and at a more than a dozen locations, including all William's Chicken restaurants, Catfish Floyd's, Friendship West Baptist Church and City Federal Credit Union.

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