Dec 8, 2011 1:21 PM by Melissa Canone/Press Release
Don't miss a minute of fun leading up to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl when Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns take on San Diego State. Join alumni and fans as they celebrate with several events leading up to kickoff on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 15
3 - 6 p.m.? "Bird's Eye View" Radio Show. Walk-Ons at 1009 Poydras St. ?Hosting will be Steve Peloquin.
7 - 8 p.m. Mark Hudspeth Radio Show. Walk-Ons at 1009 Poydras St. Hosting will be Jay Walker.
9 p.m.?Ragin' Cajuns "Paint the Quarter Red "?New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street. ?The Pride of Acadiana Marching Band will lead fans to Bourbon Street in Second Line fashion. Parade begins at the Marriott at 8:45 p.m. Open to all Ragin' Cajun fans.
Friday, Dec. 16
Noon. R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl 11th Annual Luncheon (ticket required)?New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street. This year's guest speaker is former New Orleans Saint, Darren Sharper.
3 - 5 p.m.? Ragin' Cajuns Fan Fest sponsored by Home Bank? New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street.? This reception is open to all Ragin' Cajuns with live music provided by Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns.
3 - 6 p.m.? "Bird's Eye View" Radio Show. Walk-Ons at 1009 Poydras St.? Hosting will be Jay Walker.
5:15 p.m.?Second Line Parade.? It's a New Orleans street party, Cajun style! Ragin' Cajuns fans will second line with a New Orleans jazz band from the Marriott to Spanish Plaza for the Friday Night Free-For-All.
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.? Friday Night Free-For-All ?Spanish Plaza (No.1 Poydras).? A free concert series featuring the Rebirth Brass Band, followed by the Givers. A battle of the university marching bands will also be held between UL Lafayette and San Diego State.
Saturday, Dec. 17
1 - 5 p.m.? Pre Game Tailgate Party. Rouses 701 Baronne. Ragin Cajun fans can enjoy music from The Classics and also a performance by the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band at 4:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Cash bar available.
2:30 - 6 p.m.? RCAF Tailgate Party sponsored by Iberia Bank? St. Charles Club Room (Superdome's Northwest Quadrant).? Ragin' Cajun fans are invited to a pre game tailgate party with live music by Nik-L-Beer. Admisssion is free to all 2011 RCAF members. $10 for all non-members. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
4 - 7 p.m. Ragin' Cajun Alumni Pre Game Bash sponsored by Cox Communications, Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen and Republic National Distributing Company.? Join Ragin' Cajun alumni at CLUB 44 in Champions Square as they celebrate the New Orleans Bowl. All Ragin' Cajun alums are welcomed. Food and drink will be available in the CLUB 44/Champions Square area for purchase. Hosted by the UL Lafayette Alumni Association.
5:30 - 8 p.m.? R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Tailgate Party.? Champions Square.? Enjoy live music by Band Camp outside the Louisiana Superdome and get ready for the big game with great entertainment, food and beverages. Gather with fellow Ragin' Cajuns for the pre-game festivities.
6:30 p.m. Mercedes-Benz Superdome gates open.
8 p.m.?R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Kick-Off at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns take on the San Diego State Aztecs.