BOWL BUDDIES TICKET PROGRAM

The Bowl Buddies program allows individuals and companies to purchase AutoZone Liberty Bowl game tickets for St. Jude Kids or their favorite youth and charitable organization in the Memphis / Mid-South area!

BOWL BUDDIES BENEFITS & PARTICIPATION
You will receive the following AutoZone Liberty Bowl benefits for participating in the Bowl Buddies program:

- Recognition on the Bowl Buddies page of the Game Program

- Recognition on the Bowl Buddies page of the Bowl’s Website

- Recognition as a Bowl Buddies supporter on the Bowl’s Facebook Page

To take part in the Bowl Buddies program, all you have to do is call the AutoZone Liberty Bowl office at 901-795-7700.

BOWL BUDDIES SUPPORTERS
The AutoZone Liberty Bowl would like to thank the following companies, organizations, and individuals for their support of the Bowl Buddies program:
America's Incredible Pizza Company  Hollywood Tunica
ARS/Conway Services Horseshoe Tunica
AutoZone  Liberty School Wines
Bass Pro Shops Meghan McMahon
Bill Stegbauer MCVB
Cline Tours Mid-South Chevy Dealers
Dillard Door & Security Pennzoil
DoubleTree Hotel Downtown Roadshow BMW
First Tennessee The Commercial Appeal
Folk's Folly The Half Shell
Gold Strike Tunica Trustmark Bank
Green Mountain Technology Wilson Air Center
Worldwide Ticketcraft

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MISSION STATEMENT
“To generate Excitement, Patriotism, Pride, and Economic benefit for Memphis by supporting the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Football Classic, its related events and charitable events for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital throughout the year.”

ABOUT THE PATRIOTS CLUB
The AutoZone Liberty Bowl Patriots Club is a group of young professionals who are community-minded and passionate about the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and college football. Patriots Club members are involved in all of the Bowl’s year round activities through unique volunteer opportunities. Plus, members will receive invitations to exclusive social and business networking events throughout the year.
 
MEMBERSHIP
All Patriots Club memberships include a game ticket, parking pass, and invitations to special events throughout the year such as monthly club meetings which include complimentary food and drink. To view the 2017 Membership Forms, click on the links below:
 
 
If you or someone you know is interested in joining the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Patriots Club, fill out one of the membership forms above and email it to Kevin Alexander at kevin.alexander@libertybowl.org or Justin Parks at justin.parks@libertybowl.org. Checks should be mailed to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl office at 959 Ridgeway Loop Road, Suite 101, Memphis, TN, 38120.
 
AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL & PATRIOTS CLUB EVENTS
Best of all, Patriots Club members meet regularly at Brookhaven Pub & Grill. In addition to enjoying great food and beverages, these gatherings provide members with the opportunity to meet like-minded young professionals, talk college football and hear about what's going on at the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Scroll down to view the 2017 Patriots Club schedule.
 

 
2017 PATRIOTS CLUB SCHEDULE
Events highlighted in RED are either included as part of the 2017 Patriots Club Membership or FREE to attend.
 
Patriots Club Kickoff / 2017 College Football Season Preview - August
Date: TBD
Start Time: 6pm
Location: Brookhaven Pub & Grill
Event Info: Patriots Club Members will receive a complimentary meal and a drink while we preview the 2017 college football season. The cost for non-members to attend this event is $20.
 
Patriots Club Season Kickoff Watch Party - September 
Date: TBD
Start Time: 6pm
Location: Brookhaven Pub & Grill
On TV: TBD
Event Info: Join us at Brookhaven Pub as we watch the opening SEC games of the 2017 season. Patriots Club Members will receive two (2) complimentary drinks.
 
Patriots Club Happy Hour - September 
Date: TBD
Start Time: 6pm
Location: Brookhaven Pub & Grill
On TV: TBD
Event Info: Patriots Club Members will receive a complimentary drink and appetizers. The cost for non-members to attend this event is $15.
 
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Trip to Hollywood Tunica – October
Date: TBD
Start Time: 5pm
Location: Hollywood Casino Tunica
Event Info: Patriots Club members will have the opportunity to take part this fun outing that includes charter bus transportation to and from Tunica as well as complimentary food and drinks.
 
Patriots Club Happy Hour - November 
Date: TBD
Start Time: 6pm
Location: Brookhaven Pub & Grill
On TV: TBD
Event Info: Patriots Club Members will receive a complimentary drink and appetizers. The cost for non-members to attend this event is $15.
 
Ladies Love Liberty Fashion Show – Friday, November 17, 2017
Start Time: 11:30am
Location: Chickasaw Country Club 
Tickets: $40
Event Info: Ladies, start your holiday shopping at this festive event that features fashions from Betty Hays, a wonderful lunch, and entertainment.
 
16th Annual High School All-Star Game - Saturday, December 9, 2017
Start Time: 2:30pm
Location: Memphis University School (MUS)
Tickets: $10
Event Info: Come see the top high school players from Memphis and Shelby County showcase their talents one last time.
 
Patriots Club Happy Hour - December 
Date: TBD
Start Time: 6pm
Location: Brookhaven Pub & Grill
On TV: TBD
Event Info: At the final meeting of the year, we’ll be discussing this year's matchup and ways you can get involved in AutoZone Liberty Bowl events. Patriots Club Members will receive a complimentary drink and appetizers. The cost for non-members to attend this event is $15. 
 
Team Welcome Party - Monday, December 25, 2017
Start Time: 5:00pm
Location: Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid
Tickets: Available only in select Action Packs
Event Info: The teams will enjoy dinner and entertainment while exploring Memphis' newest destination experience, Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. As one of the world's largest stores, it's an adventure that offers something for everyone.
 
FCA Breakfast – Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Start Time: 7:15am
Location: Hilton Memphis Hotel
Tickets: $80
Event Info: A long-standing Bowl Week tradition, the FCA Breakfast features an inspiring message by a nationally known sports personality. The teams will be highlighted and hear player testomonies. 
 
Pro Rodeo presented by Landers Auto Group– Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Start Time: 7:00pm
Location: Agricenter Show Place Arena
Tickets $10
Event Info: The AutoZone Liberty Bowl Professional Rodeo features top performers from around the country competing in events such as Bull Riding, Bareback Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling and Barrel Racing, all from inside the friendly confines of the Agricenter Show Place Arena.
 
Players & Coaches Dinner – Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Start Time: TBD
Location: Hilton Memphis Hotel
Tickets: $40
Event Info: The players and coaches of the two competing universities will be featured at this event and will give the fans a preview of the game. This is a great chance to get a close-up look at various coaches and players while enjoying a wonderful lunch. Plus, awards will be presented by the Bowl.
 
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Parade – Thursday, December 28, 2017
Start Time: 3pm
Location: Beale Street
FREE TO ATTEND
Event Info: Be part of the fun at one of downtown’s signature events as floats, high school, and university marching bands perform along historic Beale Street in the Home of the Blues.
 
Bash on Beale Pep Rally – Thursday, December 28, 2017
Start Time: 4:30pm
Location: Handy Park on Beale Street
FREE TO ATTEND
Event Info: Join fans from the competing teams for this exciting pep rally and then enjoy a festive time on World Famous Beale Street the night before the game!
 
President’s Gala – Thursday, December 28, 2017
Start Time: 7:00pm
Location: The Peabody Hotel
Tickets: $200
Event Info: A nationally-known recording artist will entertain you at the premier black tie event of the season. Put on your party clothes and enjoy a lively night of food, drink, dancing and music at the historic Peabody Hotel.
 
Pre-Game Buffet & Party – Friday, December 29, 2017
Start Time: 8:30am
Location: Pipkin & Creative Arts Buildings
Tickets: $40
Event Info: Adjacent to the stadium, this is one of the largest and most enjoyable pre-game parties in the nation. This popular event provides an all-you-can-eat and drink buffet with great live entertainment. From here, make the short walk to the stadium for kickoff. It’s a great way to get ready for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl!
 
59th AutoZone Liberty Bowl Game – Saturday, December 30, 2016
Kickoff: 11:00am(CST)
Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Event Info: Start your New Year's weekend celebration at the best party in Memphis - the AutoZone Liberty Bowl! Celebrate the patriotic spirit of America as two of college football's top teams clash in our tradition-rich bowl game. Plus, you will be entertained by a spectacular halftime show featuring a nationally-known recording artist joined by marching bands from across the country.
 
 
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JOANNA DYCHES SELECTED AS MISS AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL 2017

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Miss AutoZone Liberty Bowl 2017, Joanna Dyches

Joanna Dyches from Chapin, S.C. has been selected Miss AutoZone Liberty Bowl 2017. She received the honor in a competition that included candidates from across the United States.

Joanna is the daughter of Dal and Mary Jo Dyches of Chapin, South Carolina. She is a 2017 honor graduate of Chapin High School where she was active in Student Government and the Academic Leadership Academy. Joanna was crowned Miss Chapin High School 2016 and was also elected by her student body to serve as Chapin High School’s Homecoming Queen. Joanna then went on to become South Carolina’s Homecoming Queen. This past July Joanna was named America’s Homecoming Queen while representing her state. Joanna has also been awarded the Presidential Service Award for her work in her community, school, and church.  Joanna constantly strives to serve others, and her title of Miss AutoZone Liberty Bowl 2017 will provide her the opportunity to partner alongside The Ronald McDonald House and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in efforts to make an impact on other people’s lives. Joanna is currently a Freshman at the University of South Carolina where she is majoring in retail management and hopes to obtain a business degree. She hopes to pursue a career in the business world, preferably with a non-profit organization. In her free-time Joanna enjoys photography, long distance running, painting, making jewelry and cheering on her Gamecocks! 

Over the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s 59-year history, one of the Bowl’s trademark traditions is the colorful and patriotic pageantry. This key part of the game day experience is personified by the group of AutoZone Liberty Bowl Queens who come to Memphis from all across America.

2017 Queens Invitation Letter  2017 Queens Brochure  2017 Queens Registration Form 

(If you are a past or present Queen and are interested in participating in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, please call Pam Kimery at 901-795-7700.)

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While in Memphis during Bowl Week, Queens enjoy a whirlwind of events and activities. Upon their arrival, Queens are welcomed to Memphis and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at a reception held at their host hotel, the DoubleTree By Hilton Downtown. This event offers all the young ladies and their families with the opportunity to meet each other and prepare for a memorable week in the Bluff City.

On the day before the game, the annual St. Jude Queens Luncheon is held at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In addition to a delightful meal, these young role models will have the pleasure of hearing from a Bowl representative and the Bowl’s charitable partner, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. From there the festivities move to historic Beale Street for the thrilling experience of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s action-packed Beale Street Parade. Each Queen is adorned in a special outfit designed exclusively for the Queens for this special appearance in the Bowl’s annual parade in front of thousands of fans.

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Be a part of the halftime show with a nationally known entertainer!

The Queen’s non-stop schedule continues through gameday at the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The Queens will take the field to participate in both the patriotic pre-game show and the high-energy halftime spectacular featuring a nationally known entertainer. The young ladies will be wearing white gowns to symbolize the “White” portion of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s “Red, White and Blue” patriotic theme. They will be escorted on the field by members of the Tennessee Air National Guard during the pre-game festivities. At halftime, they will be back in the spotlight as a focal point of the halftime show. They will join in the performance of dancers and musicians from across America, as well as the appearance of the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

2017 Queens Invitation Letter  2017 Queens Brochure  2017 Queens Registration Form 

If you are a past or present Queen and are interested in participating in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, please call Pam Kimery with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl at 901-795-7700. 

MARCHING BAND & DANCE GROUPS

Worldstrides Heritage Performance is the official tour operator for all high school marching bands, dance and cheer groups. Worldstrides Heritage Performance is also the producer of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl’s nationally televised halftime spectacular. Click on the links below to find out more about their exciting travel and participation programs.

Bands: https://worldstrides.com/itineraries/liberty-bowl-marching-band-program/

Cheer and Dance Groups: https://worldstrides.com/itineraries/liberty-bowl-dance-cheer-program/

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl halftime show includes high school marching bands, dancers, baton twirlers and cheerleaders from across the country. Representing their high schools in the 58th Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl Halftime Spectacular are the following bands and dance groups:

2016 Marching Bands

GROUP DIRECTOR
Brandon Valley High School (SD) Chris Borchardt
Branson High School (MO) David Opperman
Durant High School (OK) Chris Gregg
Fairfield High School (CA) Brian K. Swetland 
Franklin High School (NC) Buddy Huckabee
Fredericktown High School (OH) Michael Reeves 
Helena-West Helena High School (AR) Kenneth Elliot
Normandy High School (MO) Bernard Long
Washington Township High School (NJ)  Joseph Sino 
Watertown High School (WI) Reid La Dew & Dan Henkel 
Zeeland High School (MI) Keith Walker 

 2016 Dancers and Cheerleaders

GROUP DIRECTOR
Amanda Clearcreek Varsity Cheerleaders (OH)  Sandy Kilbarger
B2 Cheer and Dance (AR) Ashley Bridges
Central A&M Raiderettes Dance Team (IL) Becky Zindel
Columbia Dance Academy (MO) Jeanne Szkolka
Hazelwood Central High School (MO) Damanique Galbreath 
NPHS Pacers Dance Team (NE) Joy Petersen
Northwest High School (MO) Liz Green
O'Dell's Dance Center (MO) Mandi Herzog 
Seckman Senior High School (WV) Valleri Wingbermuehle 
Spartan Dance Force (ID) Sandee Nelson  
Susan Vaughn School of Dance (MI) Krisilyn Frasier
Wellsville High School (KS) Mary Ann Chambers 

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COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF:

Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 11:30 AM CST
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