In true T.G.I.F. heel-kicking country style, the community is invited to come out to dine, dance and cheer at FREE communities Boca’s Country Music BBQ, the official pre-party Palm Beach County’s own sanctioned Bowl game. Hosted by the City of Boca Raton and Spirit of Giving on the night before the 2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl, live music by Shadow Creek Band will fill the amphitheater with a blend of western, bluegrass, rockabilly, honky-tonk, country rock music, as attendees rally for the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl home team. There will be plenty of food truck barbecue eats, picnic table seating, interactive activities under the South Florida Fair tent, country dancing, pop-up vendors, and community camaraderie plus spirited performances by the team’s cheer and dance squads to rally to rev up for their conference championship team. Admission is free; food, beverages (including beer and cocktails) and vendor purchases are not included. Attendees are welcome to bring a chair or blanket. Chairs will also be for rent inside the venue for $5 cash. Cost: FREE.
Saturday, December 21, 12pm-3pm – FAU Stadium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
Fans can get in the game early by enjoying the family friendly pre-game Fan Fest & Family Midway filled with tailgating spirit leading up to opening ceremonies and kick-off of Palm Beach County’s only annual NCAA-sanctioned college football bowl game scheduled to be broadcast live that afternoon on the ABC network from FAU Stadium. As one of newest of the 41 postseason college bowl games in the country, the sixth annual Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl has tie-ins with teams from Conference USA, the American Athletic Conference, and the Mid-American Athletic Conference. The fun starts hours before kick-off with the popular Fan Fest and Family Midway that features family-friendly interactive games and activities for fans of all ages, rides, food trucks, giveaways and contests, a live band, and an entertaining face-off performance between the two college bowl team bands and cheerleader squads. Tickets are: End Zone: $32, Sideline: $57. #CheribundiBocaRatonBowl