Football season is in full swing and the McNeese Cowboys return home for only the second time today,  September 29th to take on Northwestern at 7:00 p.m.

The McNeese Cowboys athletic department is Now offering the “Cowboy Corral“, a FREE tailgate party leading up to the game for Cowboy fans featuring LIVE entertainment during each home game! This Saturday September 29th, "Steel Shot" will be performing a variety of Cajun, Country and party music. Here are the details.

UPDATE: 1:45 p.m--- The Cowboy Corral tailgate party has been cancelled due to the weather.  The McNeese and Northwestern State game however is still planned to kickoff at 7:00 p.m.


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 presented by Center for Orthopeadics, and sampling in the Vendor Area!

Each week will feature different teams signing autographs. The Cowboy Corral will also be visited by the McNeese State Band and Spirit Squads!

Steel Shot 4:30-6:30 p.m.

On the Bud Light Center Stage

Hospitality Tent presented by Center for Orthopeadics

-Limited Access / only with Wrist Band

Kids Zone presented by Jeff Davis Bank


Pelican State Credit Union

Buffalo Wild Wings


US Marine Corps

Southwest Beverage Craft Beer Sampling

Fox 29

Billy Navarre Tent

– Limited Access / only with Billy Navarre sticker

Food Sales


Source: Ryan Hollaway MSU

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!