MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - If you were in Downtown Montgomery Tuesday night, you probably heard the music coming from the Train Shed. Alabama State University hosted an alumni pep rally and block party. The event featured a New Orleans-style brass band and a second line dance, along with ASU's marching band and cheerleaders. Those who came out were also treated to food and games.
The event was moved from The Alley to the Train Shed, because of rain.
Alabama State University officials said the pep rally and block party was a gift to the city of Montgomery.
"They give back to the fans, they have a block party that's free," said Monica Spencer. "They provide the food for us. All the entertainment tonight, and it's great to be a Hornet at this time."
And Alabama State gives back in other ways too. The Chamber of Commerce found the Turkey Day Classic week pumped $1 million into the local economy last year.
"We hope that we can continue to stimulate the local economy, but by doing that we also stimulate interest in Alabama State University," said Danielle Kennedy, Vice-President of University Relations at Alabama State University.