Wednesday, September 11
Classic Gala 6 p.m., Graceland Soundstage. Celebrating 30 years of Classic Culture. Exclusively Black Tie.
Music by Trio Plus. Presented by The Honorable Jim Strickland, Mayor of Memphis. Invitation only.
Thursday, September 12
Classic Concert presented by Cracker Barrel 8 p.m., Orpheum Theatre. Enjoy an evening of Classic soul starring Gladys Knight and Jeffrey Osborne. Tickets: $128, $98, $88 and $68 plus service charges. All seats reserved. ON SALE NOW at Orpheum Theatre Box Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone, call 1-800-745-3000.
Friday, September 13
Classic College & Career Fair 9 a.m., Pipkin Building at Tiger Lane/Fairgrounds. Presented by the City of Memphis Office of Youth Services. Regional college and university representatives will be available to provide information about attending college. For information and a list of participating schools, contact Seria Ross at (901) 636-6264 or email email@example.com. CLICK HERE for registration.
Visit online at www.cityofmemphisyouth.org. Free admission.
Classic Coaches Luncheon presented by FedEx Noon, Sheraton Memphis Downtown/Heritage Ballroom. A Classic salute to TSU head football coach Rod Reed and JSU head football coach John Hendrick. Special guest speaker: Beverly Robertson, President & CEO, Greater Memphis Chamber. Invitation only.
Bringing It to the Bluff Showdown 7 p.m., Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. A high-quality dance showcase featuring majorettes, hip-hop teams, and Ballet on Wheels. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free tickets can be picked up at the Memphis Office of Youth Services, 315 S. Hollywood, and Magic Wireless (Hacks Cross). At the door, present your ticket with 1 jar of peanut butter or 1 canned good to support the Memphis Food Bank. Presented by Ike Griffith, Director, Memphis Office of Youth Services.
Classic Music Festival 8 p.m., Landers Center. Enjoy Classic performances by Keith Sweat, Joe and Tamia. Tickets: $127, $97, $77 and $57 plus services charges. All seats reserved. ON SALE NOW at Landers Center Box Office and online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone, call 1-800-745-3000.
Saturday, September 14
Classic Tailgate 8 a.m., Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium parking lot and Tobey Park. Friends, Food and Football. Premium Tiger Lane, RV and tailgating packages available. ON SALE NOW online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone, call 1-800-745-3000. For more information, call (901) 729-4344.
Classic/NIKE Kids 3K 9 a.m., National Civil Rights Museum. Run/Walk for ages 6-14. REGISTER HERE.
Classic Parade 9 a.m., Presented by the Orange Mound Community Parade Committee (OMCPC) 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 Fashions & Brunch 11 a.m., Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. “Ooh La La! Runway Excellence” presented by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. – Memphis Chapter. Tickets: $50. For tickets and information, call (901) 213-7481 or online at www.ncbwmemphistn.com.
Classic Battle of the Bands 11 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: $12 advance; $15 day of. For tickets and information, contact Kellen Christian at (901) 214-6094 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Heritage Classic Football Game 6 p.m., Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. A great football rivalry featuring TENNESSEE STATE vs JACKSON STATE. Tickets: $53, $38 and $23 plus service charges. All seats reserved. ON SALE NOW online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone, call 1-800-745-3000.
AutoZone Halftime Show
TSU’s Aristocrat of Bands
and JSU’s Sonic Boom of the South
Classic 5th Quarter
A grand finale for the Southern Heritage Classic football game featuring a battle of the bands.
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