Here’s a schedule of events and activities for the annual Southern Heritage Classic – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The organizers of the Southern Heritage Classic have published a schedule of events for the annual football match.

The game between college football rivals Jackson State University and Tennessee State University is scheduled for Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.

Tailgate tickets sold out last week, according to a statement from an event organizer.

Tickets for the game itself start at $23.

Here is a calendar of events:

Thursday, September 8

Classical Concert — 8 p.m., The Orpheum Theater. The O’Jays – Last stop of the love train. The last tour. With Jay Lamont.

Tickets: $128, $98, $88 and $68 plus service charge. All seats reserved. On sale now at the Orpheum Theater box office and on To bill by phone, call 1-800-745-3000.


friday september 9

Classic College & Career Fair – 9am, Pipkin Building at Tiger Lane/Liberty Park. Presented by the City of Memphis Youth Services Bureau. Representatives from regional colleges and universities will be available to provide college attendance information. For more information and a list of participating schools, contact Seria Ross at (901) 636-6264 or email [email protected] Visit online at FREE ENTRANCE.

Classic Coaches Luncheon presented by FedEx — Noon, Renasant Convention Center/Grand Ballroom. A classic tribute to JSU head football coach Deion Sanders and TSU head football coach Eddie George. Special Guest Speaker: Penny Hardaway, Head Basketball Coach, University of Memphis. By invitation only.

Classic Funk Fest – 8 p.m., Landers Center. Let’s get funky with The Bar-Kays, ConFunkShun, Original Lakeside and SOS Band. Hosted by Jay Lamont. Tickets: $98, $88 and $68 plus service charge. All seats reserved. On sale now at Landers Center Box Office and To bill by phone, call 1-800-745-3000.


Saturday September 10

Classic Tailgate – 8 a.m., Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium and Tiger Lane parking lots. Friends, food and football. For more information, call (901) 729-4344.

Penny Hardaway Memphis District Golf Classic – 8:00 a.m., $500 per team, 4-man rush. For more information, call (901) 265-4886 or online at

Classic Parade – 9am, presented by the Orange Mound Community Parade Committee (OMCPC) as a tribute to the Southern Heritage Classic. The parade route runs along Park Avenue from Haynes to Airways, featuring marching bands from area high schools. For more information, contact Claudette Boyd at (901) 413-7109 or online at

Classic Battle of the Bands – 11 a.m., Whitehaven High School Stadium. The competition will feature the best high school bands in the area with jaw-dropping dance routines. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 per day. For tickets and information, CLICK HERE or contact Kellen Christian at (901) 214-6094 or by email at [email protected]

Classic Modes and Brunch — 11 a.m., The Guest House at Graceland. “A Touch of Elegance” presented by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Memphis Chapter. Tickets: $75. For tickets and information, call (901) 482-6036 or online at

Southern Heritage Classic Football Game – 6 p.m., Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium. A great football rivalry between JACKSON STATE and TENNESSEE STATE. Tickets: $53, $38 and $23 plus service charge. All seats reserved. On sale now at To bill by phone, call 1-800-745-3000.

AutoZone Halftime Show featuring JSU’s Sonic Boom of the South and TSU’s Aristocrat of Bands.

Classic 5th Quarter – A grand finale for the Southern Heritage Classic football game with a battle of groups.

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