2023 Honda Battle of the Bands at ASU on February 18

Get ready for award-winning hip hop artist, 2 Chainz, is set to perform at the 2023 Honda Battle of the Bands, the nation’s premier showcase of HBCU marching bands, on Saturday, February 18th, with a weekend filled with block parties, tailgates, and other turnup events in Montgomery Alabama. Hosted by legendary comedian and radio personality, rickey smiley and Emmy and two-time NAACP image award-winning host, comedian, and author, Loni Love, this year’s Honda Battle of the Bands will feature a spectacular half-time performance by 2 Chainz!

But, for the main show…..Alabama State, Savannah State, Langston State, Virginia State, Morgan State, and texas southern will take mid-field with dynamic, showstopping performances.
And, in continuing its long-term commitment to the HBCU community, honda will award $50,000 to each of the six participating HBCUs marching bands to support their music education and career development programs. Visit hondabattleofthebands.com to buy tickets.

For that true VIP experience… Group tickets, suites, and heated cabanas are available for purchase as well. Listen to win free tickets on 97.9 Jamz & Yo! 100.5 Classic Jamz! Meet us in the Gump! Let’s goooo!

Helping Hands Tornado Supply Drive

Bluewater Broadcasting lends a helping hand to benefit the victims of the recent tornadoes. Join us as we work to support Autauga, Coosa, and Elmore County EMA’s and area residents impacted by the recent severe weather outbreak.

Our Bluewater Broadcasting Sprinter Van will be live on location from a different sponsor to collect donations from January 30 – February 12 (view the schedule). Stop by on your lunch break and drop off your donations. If you can’t make it while we are live on location, NO WORRIES! You can still drop off your donations anytime, at any of our sponsor locations.

We’re asking for the following items (new packing only, please)

  • Socks of all sizes
  • T-shirts of all sizes
  • Underwear all sizes male and female
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Sheets and blankets
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Hairbrushes and combs
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Toiletries
  • Baby Diapers all sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Trash bags all sizes
  • First aid kits
  • Batteries all sizes
  • Work gloves all sizes
  • Baggies all sizes
  • Brooms, mops, dustpans
  • Washing detergent or pods
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Dish liquid
  • Dishwasher pods
  • Coolers
  • Paper plates
  • Styrofoam or plastic disposable cups
  • Plasticware (forks, knives, spoons)
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper

Our Sponsors include:

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SONS Automotive (KIA & CDJR):
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