As Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated continues to celebrate their 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, Caesars Superdome (tickets sold separately at https://www.ticketmaster.com/2022-battle-of-the-bands-and-new-orleans-louisiana-11-25-2022/event/1B005CBFD93DA131
7 PM – 11 PM Southwestern Region Mixer, Riverview Room at Jax Brewery
Come mix it up with Pretty Poodles while you dine on cajun cuisine and sip a beverage, dance to the beats of the entertainment, and starting at 9:45 PM there will be multiple special events including a fireworks display, brass band, and 2nd lining!
Saturday, November 26, 2022
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Bayou Classic Fan Fest, Champion’s Square
Cheer on your favorite team, dance to the beats and live performances, and so much more at the Bayou Classic Fan Fest. Southwestern Region partner, The Louisiana Highway Safety Traffic Administration (LHTSA), will host a community service event during Fan Fest, encouraging highway safety. With African Americans being #1 in critical injuries due to non-restraints (provided by LHTSA), we hope you join us in supporting the highway safety campaign – That Seat Belt Looks Good On You!
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE
Volunteer opportunities are available in 30-minute or 1-hour intervals between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM. Sign up here if you’re interested in volunteering: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48ABA72FA7FFC25-swregion
Saturday, November 26, 2022 (cont.)
10 AM – 1 PM D9 Sororities Fashion Show sponsored by Kasper & Macy’s, New Orleans Sheraton
Kasper & Macy’s is partnering with the Southwestern Region to host a fashion show that will include the new winter line items! Join us for fashion, beignets, and fun!
Noon – 1 PM Bayou Classic Football Pre-game activities
Sigma Gamma Rho presentation of scholarships to both HBCUs, Caesars Superdome; Southwestern Region of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is a Bayou Classic Sponsor! During the pre-game activities, representatives will present scholarships to both Grambling State University and Southern University!
1 PM – Bayou Classic Football Game televised on NBC from the Ceasars 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 Sections 104, Rows 23-29 and Section 156C, rows 5-6 (included with VIP Weekend Packages). Tickets can be purchased separately at https://www.ticketmaster.com/bayou-classic-grambling-v-southern-football-new-orleans-louisiana-11-26-2022/event/1B005CB7BA907657.
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 Sneaker Ball! Put on your all-black semi-formal attire and your best sneakers and step into the party of the year! We will be entertained by recent Hollywood Walk of Fame recipient, DJ Spinderella, and the Human Beat Box himself – Doug E. Fresh!
7 PM - 9 PM Centennial Salute for Divine 9 Council of Presidents’ Chairwoman Rasheeda S. Liberty, Sheraton New Orleans
This is an invitation-only VIP event sponsored by the Divine 9 in celebration of the D9 Council of Presidents’ Chairwoman, Rasheeda S. Liberty!
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!
Ala carte tickets are now available! Sigma Gamma Rho members from across the globe are invited to attend, as well as family, friends, and guests.
Ala carte Tickets
Celebration Mixer – Friday, November 25, 2022 - $125 + Eventbrite fees
Fashion Show – Saturday, November 26, 2022 - $50 + Eventbrite fees
Blackout Sneakers Ball – Saturday, November 26, 2022 - $175 + Eventbrite fees
The host hotel, Sheraton New Orleans, is sold out at the preferred rate.
The overflow hotel, the JW Marriott New Orleans, has limited availability at the preferred rate of $227 per night. Reservations can be made at: