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Traditions Rally, featuring pep rally, free concert and fireworks, will be held Sept. 11 on Baylor’s Fountain Mall

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WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2015) – As the 2015 college football season kicks off, country music superstar Brad Paisley and IMG College will bring his show to Baylor University’s Fountain Mall on Friday, Sept. 11, as part of the university’s annual Traditions Rally.

The free, community-wide event celebrates the upcoming season before the Bears kick off the 2015 home opener against Lamar at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in McLane Stadium.

The “Country Nation College Tour presented by Zaxby’s” will feature Paisley, with opening act Bobby Bones.

In addition to the free concert, the Traditions Rally will include a Baylor football pep rally with the Golden Wave Marching Band, spirit squads and members of the Bears’ 2015 football team. After the concert, a fireworks show over Pat Neff Hall will close out the celebration.

IMG College, the multimedia rights partner of Baylor University, is a division of WME | IMG, which also represents Paisley and brokered the college tour deal. The concert is presented by Zaxby’s.

Below are logistical details about the event. This information also can be found on the Traditions Rally website.

Location and event times

Fountain Mall, between Fifth and Third streets on the Baylor campus. The stage will be located on the south end of Fountain Mall facing Moody Library.

5:30 p.m. Gates Open for All Guests – capacity limited, first-come, first-served

7 p.m. Season Opening Pep Rally

7:30 p.m. Opening act: Bobby Bones

8:30 p.m. Brad Paisley Concert

10 p.m. Fireworks show over Pat Neff Hall


All game-day parking lots (Dutton Garage, Speight Garage, Law School, Highers-Simpson, Robinson Tower) will close according to their regular schedules with the exception of the Ferrell Center.

Guests are encouraged to park at the Ferrell Center and ride a dedicated shuttle to campus.

Shuttles will run every 15 minutes from 4:30 p.m. to midnight from Ferrell Center to the north side of Jones Library, which is the primary pick-up/drop-off location.

All non-football reserved parking garages (Eighth Street, East Campus and Fifth Street) are reserved for permitted faculty, staff and students.

Entry locations

Attendees will enter Fountain Mall through four secured gate locations:

• Two gates on Third Street (one east, one west) in front of Moody Memorial Library

• One gate south of Marrs McLean Science Building

• One gate south of Sid Richardson


The venue will accommodate about 10,000 fans. The grassy area of Fountain Mall will provide room for about 7,000 fans. A grandstand accommodating approximately 3,000 people on a first-come, first-served basis will be located on Third Street in front of Moody Library.

Food trucks and public restrooms will be located in the parking lot behind Morrison Hall.

Prohibited items and behavior

A list of prohibited items and behavior is available here. A few items to note: no alcohol or outside food or beverages, no backpacks or bags and purses larger than 12”x6”x12”, no blankets, coolers or lawn chairs.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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