Pow Wow

Pow Wow 2019

featuring Pete Davidson
with special guest Ricky Velez

Friday, October 25, 2019

Doors @ 7:00 pm // Show @ 8:00 pm
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

Pow Wow is an annual evening of entertainment and laughter held on the night before FSU's Homecoming football game. Appearances by special FSU performers entertain the audience and the evening culminates with an unforgettable performance by a well-known comedian. Attend Pow Wow to witness the crowning of Florida State’s Homecoming Chief and Princess, along with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each Homecoming category.

Ticket Information

General public tickets and student tickets go on sale Friday, October 4th at 12 PM.

FSU students with valid FSU Card will receive free admission once receiving a wristband at the banding site on the day of the event and are limited to one (1) general admission or floor band per student card.

Discounted student tickets will also be available online for FAMU and TCC students at tuckerciviccenter.com with valid school ID and are limited to one (1) ticket per student ID using respective codes ‘FAMU’ or ‘TCC’ at check out and are $32.00.

General Public tickets will be $42.00 and Reserved Seating tickets will be $52.00, also at tuckerciviccenter.com.

Banding on Landis Green and the Civic Center Plaza from 10 AM - 1 PM for FSU students only. Banding on the Civic Center plaza continues from 4 - 7 PM during the Pow Wow Pre-Show.

Prohibited Items in the Civic Center for Pow Wow

All ticket holders and their belongings may be searched upon entry into stadium. If ticket holders elect not to consent to the searches they will be denied entry into the stadium without refund.


  • Alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Weapons or explosives
  • Food or beverage from outside the Civic Center
  • Coolers or containers, including cans, cups and bottles
  • Bags larger than 12” x 6” x 12”
  • Backpacks
  • Artificial noisemakers (whistles, bells, air horns, etc.)
  • Video equipment, tape recorders, cameras with lenses longer than 6”
  • Sticks, poles, flags or signs
  • Laser pointers
  • Laptops
  • Pets (except special service animals)
  • Skateboards
  • Beach balls or other airborne objects

Additional items may be prohibited at the discretion of the law enforcement officials as dictated by increased threat conditions.

About Pow Wow

FSU’s Homecoming Pow Wow, sponsored by the Student Government Association, is an annual evening of entertainment and laughter held on the night before Florida State University’s Homecoming football game. Since the inaugural 1948 pep rally, Pow Wow has evolved into a full night of events. Hosted by the voice of the Seminoles, Mr. Gene Deckerhoff, Pow Wow features performances by the FSU cheerleaders, the Golden Girls, the Flying High Circus, the Marching Chiefs, and various other student organizations.

Pow Wow culminates with a headlining comedian.

Previous Headliners

1965 Peter, Paul, and Mary Tully
1966 The Lettermen Tully
1967 Al Hirt Tully
1968 Ray Charles & The Raelettes Tully
1969 Stevie Wonder, Bar Kays, Oliver, Jennifer Warnes, Stu Gilliam Stadium
1970 Chambers Brothers and Sugarloaf Stadium
1971 Ike and Tina Turner Stadium
1972 Associatioin, Bob Seger, Brownsville Station Stadium
1973 The Fantasmagical Flash & Filigree Holocaust Flash Cadilac, Steve Martin, and more… Stadium
1974 Seals and Croft Stadium
1975 tephen Stills and the Outlaws Stadium
1976 Cheech and Chong, Little River Band, Meisburg & Walters Stadium
1977 Kris Kristofferson, Rita Collidge, Billy Swan, Barbara Carroll Stadium
1978 Winter Brothers Band Union Green
1979 Bill Cosby, Sea Level, Leroux Stadium
1980 Little River Band, Dirt Band Stadium
1981 Beach Boys Civic Center
1982 Bob Hope, Gary U.S. Bonds Civic Center
1983 Talking Heads Civic Center
1984 Chicago, Alan Kaye Civic Center
1985 Chuck Berry, Martha Reeves, Sam Moore Civic Center
1986 Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reffer Band Civic Center
1987 The Outfield, Jimmy Davis, & Junction Civic Center
1988 Rod Stewart Civic Center
1989 Jay Leno, Cherelle Stadium
1990 Bruce Hornsby and the Range, Richard Jeni Civic Center
1991 Dennis Miller, Jeff Foxworthy Civic Center
1992 Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Nealon, J. Sweeney Civic Center
1993 Howie Mandel Civic Center
1994 Jeff Foxworthy, Chris Spencer Civic Center
1995 Adam Sandler Civic Center
1996 Carrot Top Civic Center
1997 David Spade, J.B. Cook Civic Center
1998 Jay Mohr Civic Center
1999 Sinbad Civic Center
2000 Dave Chapelle Civic Center
2001 Andy Dick, Vic Henly Civic Center
2002 Dane Cook Civic Center
2003 Cedric “The Entertainer” Civic Center
2004 Larry the Cable Guy Civic Center
2005 Carlos Mencia Civic Center
2006 Stephen Colbert Civic Center
2007 Sarah Silverman Civic Center
2008 Jimmy Fallon Civic Center
2009 Jim Gaffigan Civic Center
2010 Fred Armisen and John Oliver Civic Center
2011 Craig Ferguson Civic Center
2012 Kathy Griffin Civic Center
2013 Nick Offerman and Retta Civic Center
2014 Kenan Thompson and Colin Jost Civic Center
2015 Amy Schumer Civic Center
2016 Whitney Cummings Civic Center
2017 Hannibal Buress with Jak Knight Civic Center
2018 Nick Kroll Civic Center