As Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated continues to celebrate its Centennial throughout the year 2022, join the Southwestern Region in New Orleans and “laissez les bons temps rouler!” Yes, that’s right…Let the good times roll!”
The Southwestern Region Centennial Weekend Celebration will be during Bayou Classic from Friday, November 25, 2022, through Sunday, November 27, 2022. Started in 1974, the Bayou Classic is a multi-day event featuring a parade, battle of the bands, step show, and much more. All of these events culminate with a football game between the Tigers of Grambling State University and the Jaguars of Southern University!
Sigma Gamma Rho will paint The Big Easy blue and gold, with several events throughout the weekend that celebrate 100 years of service, sisterhood, and scholarship! Activities are listed below:
Friday, November 25, 2022
6 PM – 9 PM Bayou Classic Battle of the Bands & Step Show, Ceasers Superdome
7 PM – 11 PM Southwestern Region Mixer, Jackson Square
Come mix it up with Pretty Poodles while you dine on cajun cuisine and sip a beverage, dance to the beats of the entertainment that includes a DJ and band, and starting at 10 PM there will be multiple special events including a fireworks display and 2nd lining!
Saturday, November 26, 2022
10 AM-Noon D9 Sororities Fashion Show sponsored by Kasper & Macy’s, New Orleans Sheraton
That’s right D9 greek sisters, Kasper & Macy’s is partnering with the Southwestern Region to bring you a fashion show that will include the new winter line! Be one of the first to see the new line and purchase items at a discounted rate. Fashion, beignets, and fun!
Noon - 1 PM Bayou Classic Football Pre-game activities; Sigma Gamma Rho presentation of scholarships to both HBCUs, Ceasers Superdome
Southwestern Region of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is a Bayou Classic Sponsor! During the pre-game activities, representatives will be on the field to present scholarships to both Grambling State University and Southern University!
1 PM – Bayou Classic Football Game televised on NBC from the Ceasears Superdome
This nationally televised game is sure to be a treat! As a sponsor of the Bayou Classic, the Southwestern Region will have reserved seating in the 2nd level end zone. Make sure you reserve your ticket!
9 PM – 1 AM Southwestern Region Centennial Weekend Signature Event – Sneakers Ball, New Orleans Sheraton
The signature event for the Southwestern Region Centennial Celebration is the Sneakers Ball! Put on your all-black and your best sneakers and step into the party of the year! There will be live entertainment, a DJ, cajun food, drinks, and so much more. You do not want to miss this party!
Sunday, November 27, 2022
New Orleans Brunch Crawl
The Southwestern Region will provide a list of poodle-friendly brunch sites that will offer specials for our guests at their restaurants. You can visit one or several of the brunch crawl venues and enjoy incredible food, exceptional drinks, and a good time!
Registration is now open! Reserve your spot today! Sigma Gamma Rho members from across the globe are invited to attend, as well as family, friends, and guests.
Early registration is open through 9/30/22
General Admission for the entire weekend: $275
VIP for the entire weekend: $450
Registration from 10/1/22 through 10/31/22
General Admission for the entire weekend: $325
VIP for the entire weekend: $499
Ala carte Tickets
Celebration Mixer – Friday, November 25, 2022 - $125
Fashion Show – Saturday, November 26, 2022 - $50
Blackout Sneakers Ball – Saturday, November 26, 2022 - $175
General Admission Weekend Package includes:
· One ticket to the Celebration Mixer including food, two drink tickets, and open seating (first come, first served)
· One ticket to the Fashion Show including select continental breakfast items and beverages, open seating (first come, first served)
· One ticket to the Sneakers Ball including food, two drink tickets, and open seating (first come, first served)
· Discount on ticket purchase for Bayou Classic football game
· Commemorative gift
VIP Weekend Package includes:
· One VIP ticket to the Celebration Mixer including food, unlimited drinks, and reserved VIP seating
· One ticket to the Fashion Show including select continental breakfast items and beverages, reserved VIP seating
· One ticket to the Sneakers Ball including food, unlimited drinks, and reserved VIP seating
· Bayou Classic football game ticket
· VIP Swag Bag
· Commemorative gift
Host hotel is Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.
The nightly room rate is $195 for single, double, triple, or quad. One night deposit is required to secure a reservation.
The nightly rate for a club executive suite is $420. One night deposit is required to secure a reservation.