Filled with history and legends, the Radiance Technology Independence Bowl continues the tradition of exciting college football in 2021. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the game making it the 11th oldest bowl game in the nation. Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 2:30pm for kickoff. The Brigham Young University Cougars take on the University of Alabama Birmingham Blazers. 2021 marks the first time either team played in Shreveport.
There’s more than just football for the players, coaches and fans. When the teams arrive, the annual “Big Game Show” brings both schools together for a series of game show-style competitions on Wednesday, December 15 at 6:30pm. Both teams also feast at the FCA Breakfast Thursday morning at 7:30am at the Shreveport Convention Center. Fans are in for a free treat on Friday, December 17 at the Mardi Gras Preview Parade at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets in Bossier City at 5:30pm. Following that, they Block Party highlights a great evening under the Texas Street bridge. Two local favorites, Kyle Craft and Tipsey perform at 5:00pm and 6:00 pm respectively. After that, both university bands compete in the Battle of the Marching Bands. Shreveport native Dan Smalley headlines the concerts at 8:00pm.
Gameday Fun for the Independence Bowl 2021
For the fans, watch the Battle of the Bands, see a parade and cheer in the pep rally at the Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets. On game day, visit the Coca-Cola Fan Fest and Tailgate Party featuring local cuisine, live music and a much more. The party takes place between 10:00am-2:00pm. Entertainment includes The Hollow Decks, Monty Russell, Josh Love Trio, Seth Bradford, B-Cam & The Zydeco Young Bucs. Keep up-to-date on the events here.
Tickets for the Independence Bowl 2021 are on sale now and start as low as $30 (prices can vary). There’s even a Family Four-Pack option that includes tickets, shuttle passes, Johnny’s Pizza House pizza (With a gift card) and a choice of free shake or free appetizer from Twisted Root Brewing Company. See all of the options and purchase them here.
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