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How to avoid heavy Midtown traffic this weekend

Most Midtown residents and Southern Heritage Classic veterans know the traffic troubles of this upcoming Saturday. As these patrons are willing to put up with hundreds of cars in a tiny area for their events, other drivers may not be too enthused. Click on the lines and spaces in this map to learn more about areas to avoid.

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The Cooper-Young neighborhood is throwing probably the biggest party in Midtown all day Saturday, Sept. 13. The Cooper-Young Festival is a gigantic street fair that calls for several blocks in each direction of the Cooper Street and Young Avenue intersection to be shut down.

Expect loads of fun, vendors, food, great music and lots of groovy people. Click here for more information.

Southern Heritage Classic has a rich history. Since 1990, thousands of fans have gathered at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis to see Jackson State University and Tennessee State University battle for bragging rights and for the victory.

This year the 25th annual Southern Heritage Classic is bound to make many memories. WMC Action News 5 ran a special on the event, click here to read more about watch video.

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