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Southern Heritage Classic schedule of events Thursday, Sept. 8

Classic VIP Party: (5 p.m.)
Memphis Marriott Downtown/Heritage Ballroom. Hosted by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. Music by Trio Plus. (Invitation only.)

Classic Concert: (8 p.m.)
Orpheum Theatre. An Evening with KEM and special guest Anthony David. Tickets: $67 and $57, plus service charges. All seats reserved. Tickets: Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone, call 1-800-745-3000.

Friday, Sept. 9

NIKE Classic Coaches Luncheon: (Noon)
Memphis Marriott Downtown/Heritage Ballroom. A Classic salute to TSU head football coach Rod Reed and JSU head football coach Rick Comegy. Special guest speaker: Alisha Coleman-Kiner, Booker T. Washington High School principal. (Invitation only.)

Shaquille O’Neal Presents All-Star Comedy Jam: (8 p.m.)
Orpheum Theatre. Featured comedians: DeRay Davis, Corey Holcomb, Gary Owen & Capone. Tickets: $52.50 and $42.50, plus service charges. All seats reserved. Tickets: Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone, call 1-800-745-3000.

Classic R&B Concert: (9 p.m.)
Harrah’s Tunica/Event Center. Get aboard the “Love Train” with The O’Jays and comedian Jay Lamont. Tickets: $55, plus services charges. All seats reserved. Tickets: Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone, call 1-800-745-3000.

Saturday, Sept. 10

Classic Tailgate: (8 a.m.)
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium parking lot and Tobey Park.  Food, music and fun.

Ed “Too Tall” Jones Golf Classic: (8 a.m.)
The Links at Cottonwoods. $150 per person, includes green fee and 1/2 cart.  For information, call 901-398-6655. Net proceeds to benefit the Southern Heritage Foundation. Sponsored by Harrah’s Tunica.

Classic Parade: (10 a.m.)
Presented by the Orange Mound Parade Committee as a salute to the Southern Heritage Classic. The parade route is along Park Avenue from Haynes to Airways featuring area high school marching bands. For information, contact Claudette Boyd at 901-413-7109 or online at www.orangemound .vze.com.

Classic Battle of the Bands: (10 a.m.)
Whitehaven High School Stadium. The competition will feature the best high school show bands in the region with show-stopping dance routines. Tickets: $7 advance admission, $10 day of, plus service charges. Tickets: Ticketmaster outlets or online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone, call 1-800-745-3000.  For information, contact Walter Banks Jr. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Andre Newsom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 901-230-6973.

Classic Fashions & Brunch: (11 a.m.)
Memphis Marriott East/Cotillion Ballroom. The Red Carpet Affair. Presented by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Memphis Chapter. Tickets: $50. For tickets and information, contact Bettye Boone at 901-831-8739 or online at www.ncbwmemphis.org.

Classic College Fair: (Noon)
Pipkin Building at Tiger Lane/ ­Fairgrounds. Presented by Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and the City of Memphis Office of Youth Services. Regional college and university representatives will provide information about attending college. Prizes, games and entertainment. For information and a list of participating schools, call 901-636-6264 or visit www.memphistn.gov. Free admission.

Southern Heritage Classic presented by FedEx: (6 p.m.)
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. TENNESSEE STATE and JACKSON STATE. Tickets: $15, $30 and $45, plus service charges. All seats reserved. Tickets: Ticketmaster outlets, including the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Box Office, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone, call 1-800-745-3000.


AUTOZONE Halftime Show
TSU’s Aristocrat of Bands
JSU’s Sonic Boom of the South

Sunday, Sept. 11

Classic Catwalk & Hair Show: (3 p.m.)
Memphis Marriott East/Cotillion Ballroom. Produced by Tiffany Gary. Tickets: $30 advance admission, $40 day of. For tickets and information, call 901-409-9740, email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or online at www.classichairshow.com.


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