It is football season and the McNeese Cowboys return home for the first time since their huge victory over the University of South Florida last week. The Cowboys will take on Arkansas-Pine Bluff tonight with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.

The McNeese Cowboys athletic department is also proud to announce the return of the "Cowboy Corral", a FREE tailgate party for all Cowboy fans featuring LIVE entertainment during each home game and this week Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco band will perform live starting at 4:30 p.m. today! Here are the details.

Cowboy Corral

The number 1 priority on gamedays in Lake Charles is fun for the entire family. Debuting this season, the Cowboy Corral, which is McNeese State’s pre-game party, is located in Lot A near the Alumni Center.

It's all free and it all starts around three hours prior to kickoff. The music starts at 4:30 p.m. The Cowboy Corral includes the following: live music on the Bud Light Center Stage, inflatables and bounce houses in the Jeff Davis Bank Kid’s Fun Zone, beverages in the Hospitality Area, and sampling in the Vendor Area!

The Cowboy Corral will also be visited by the McNeese State Band and Spirit Squads!

Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band

4:30 to 6:30 P.M.

On the Bud Light Center Stage

Kids Zone presented by Jeff Davis Bank


Buffalo Wild Wings

Southwest Beverage Craft Beer Sampling

Fox 29

Billy Navarre Tent

– Limited Access / only with Billy Navarre sticker


So come out and enjoy a free tailgate tailgate party fit for the entire family. I will be their emceeing the event so come out and support the Cowboys and say hi!