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Southern Heritage Classic event schedule

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Football players at the game. Football players at the game.
Members of the Tennessee State University band. Members of the Tennessee State University band.
Members of the Jackson State University band. Members of the Jackson State University band.

(WMC-TV) - The Southern Heritage Classic is almost here and fans can expect to see celebrities and people from all over the Mid-South in attendance.

24-years-ago, the classic began as a rival football game between Tennessee State University and Jackson State University. Now, it is a magnet for over 40,000 fans.

Tailgating will begin at 8 a.m. on Tiger Lane. A parade will starts at 10 a.m. on Park Avenue from Haynes Street to Airways Boulevard. At the same time, the Battle of the Bands will take place at the Whitehaven High School stadium.

All this celebration is leading up to the big game Saturday night at the Liberty Bowl. The Tennessee State Tigers vs. the Jackson State Tigers game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

A list of available events are below:

Friday, September 13th

  • 5 a.m. V101's The Tom Joyner Morning Show
  • 12 p.m. NIKE Classic Coaches Luncheon
  • 7 p.m. Greek Showdown
  • 9 p.m. Classic R&B Concert featuring The Men of Soul

Saturday, September 14th

  • 8 a.m. Classic Tailgate and Ed "Too Tall" Jones Golf Classic
  • 10 a.m. Classic Parade and Classic Battle of the Bands
  • 11 a.m. Classic Fashions & Brunch
  • 12 p.m. Classic College Fair

For additional informaiton on these events, click here: http://www.southernheritageclassic.com/classic_events.asp

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