The Return Of The Orange Blossom Classic - 5 September 2021




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Attending the 2021 Orange Blossom Classic

Come Experience the Action On and Off the Field!

We’ve got an exciting weekend of events planned for your Labor Day Weekend in celebration of the return of the Orange Blossom Classic. You won’t want to miss a moment!

Weekend Itinerary

It's Yours:
The Orange Blossom Classic Experience

It's Yours:
The Orange
Blossom Classic Experience

Come discover how it feels to be a part of One Big Community. Join us for a weekend of events centering this historic rematch, full of opportunities to connect and celebrate.

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Thursday, September 2

Cortez Bryant Golf Classic

An official event of the Denny’s Orange Blossom Classic
weekend, notable JSU alumnus and music executive Cortez Bryant will host the
inaugural Cortez Bryant Golf Classic at the Senator Course at Shula’s Golf Club.
The Senator Course at Shula’s Golf Club is a classic style course located in the serene town of Miami Lakes.

For more information and to register for the golf classic visit

Friday, September 3

OBC Careers in Sports and Entertainment Symposium

The Orange Blossom Careers in Sports and Entertainment Symposium will bring together leading minds within the industry in an educational setting, which will provide in-depth discussions on cutting-edge industry issues. The symposium will feature NFL executives, celebrity movie producer Will Packer and entertainment mogul Cortez Bryant, and more panelists. This event includes networking opportunities for industry leaders and students at large resulting, in career growth and collaboration. The admission for this event is invite-only.

For more information, please email [email protected].  

OBC Job Recruitment Fair

Recruitment Fair

Are you ready for a fresh start? Are you ready for another level? Join us for “Bring Your Resume to the Beach” at Hard Rock Stadium. You will have the opportunity to meet over 40+of our Corporate Partners’ Human Resource managers and hiring agents, ready to conduct on-the-spot interviews and career assessments. Whether you are interested in working for a startup or a large organization, our event partner, Career Source of South Florida, has recruited a vast array of industries just for you. This is an opportunity to shine, interact and network with reputable organizations capable of advancing your career path.

The admission for this event is by pre-registration only. Bring copies of your resume/ CV or portfolio, impressive Business attire, and get ready to make some great connections.

Friday, September 3, 2021
Location: Hard Rock Stadium – 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL. 33056 Club Level 2nd Floor North Gate
Doors Open: 10:30am | Start Time: 11:00am | End Time: 3:00pm

Vice-Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert III's Welcome Reception and Luncheon Presented by the GMCVB

Vice-Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert III welcomes you to the thriving community of Miami Gardens! 

Come enjoy afternoon refreshments and be embraced by this beautiful community nestled in a metropolitan haven. The luncheon will occur at the Hard Rock Stadium located in Miami Gardens, FL. 

Join the Presidents of JSU and FAMU, mingle with local figures, celebrities, community leaders and listen to keynote speaker KJ Smith from Tyler Perry’s hit series, Sistas, as she delivers an inspiring message on the significance of the HBCU experience. 

Enjoy this occasion to feed your body and soul, connecting to the people and the legacy that has defined the legendary Orange Blossom Classic. This exciting afternoon promises to usher the tradition into a new era.

AEA Presents Battle of the Bands

Friday, September 3, 2021
7 PM
Ansin Sports Complex
Miramar, FL

Saturday, September 4

OBC Parade

Now you know we couldn’t have a weekend of football, community, and celebration without a big parade to set it off! Come take in the sights and immerse yourself in the HBCU atmosphere at the OBC Parade!

Open To The Public
More Information Coming Soon

OBC Empowerment Fest and Health Village

This weekend is about so much more than football. It’s about preserving a legacy and building a future. To do that, we must continue to develop our community and take care to maintain our health. 

The One Big Community Empowerment Fest and Health Village will be packed with activities, including a fan zone and vendors galore. This exciting community event offers a space for fun, community enrichment, and education to keep us growing and moving forward to a bright future.

Open To The Public

Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Betty T. Ferguson Community Center – 3000 NW 199th St, Miami Gardens, FL. 33056
Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm

AEA Welcome To The 305 Pregame Concert presented by Bacardi

You’re invited to join us for Orange Blossom Classic’s Pre-Game Concert presented by Bacardi. This spectacular show will feature Uncle Luke, JT Money, Ball Greezy, Trick Daddy and Trina.

Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami

OBC Sanctioned events

“Games We Play” Day Escape: A Rattler/Tiger Reunion
Date/Time: Saturday, September 4, 2021 – 4pm – 10pm
Location: FIU Koven Center
Special Event Hosts: Keshia Walker (FAMU) Insights Marketing and Mike Williams (JSU), The Reunion Group (JSU)
Tickets Available Soon

Sunday, September 5

OBC Tailgate Experience Presented By Coors Light

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Hard Rock Stadium – 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, Fl. 33056, South Side Fountain Plaza

Parking Lot Opens at 11:00 AM

Every football game needs a good tailgate party! A time-honored HBCU tradition, join the Orange Blossom Classic for an Interactive tailgate with merchandise and food vendors, games, giveaways, and sounds from our official OBC DJs. Purchase your pre-paid parking pass and enjoy the tailgate experience on another level.

Parking Pass is only valid with a game ticket.

There are a limited number of “ADA Reserved” parking passes available. For ADA parking, please purchase general parking and you will be accommodated at the venue. YOU MUST PRESENT A VALID DISABLED PARKING PLACARD AND MATCHING PHOTO ID ON GAME DAY IN ORDER TO PARK IN OUR ADA RESERVED SECTIONS.

For more information, please email [email protected]

Denny's Orange Blossom Classic Game

The Rematch is On!

Join us at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on September 5, 2021 to be a part of history!

OBC Sanctioned events

OBC Taste, Brunch & Tailgate (Live band, libations & AA owned caterer)
Date/Time: Sunday, September 5, 2021 – 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: City of Miami Gardens Courtyard
Special Event Hosts: Keshia Walker (FAMU) Insights Marketing and
Mike Williams (JSU) The Reunion Group


The Hard Rock Stadium Facilities

The Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens will host the long-awaited OBC Revival. We are excited to celebrate this historical event’s legacy in this state of the art entertainment facility.

For details on stadium policies and up to date information as we countdown to game day, please refer to the links provided below.

Parking and Transportation


Parking Hotline: 305-943-7275 or [email protected]


Norwood Elementary School allows rideshare pickup and dropoff during Hard Rock Stadium events.


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