Southern Heritage Classic tailgaters undeterred by rain - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Southern Heritage Classic tailgaters undeterred by rain

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A brief rainstorm on Friday afternoon didn't deter tailgaters for the Southern Heritage Classic.

"It's going to be really nice and we're going to have a blast," one attendee said.

Grills smoked and food sizzled as fans prepared for the 26th Classic between Tennessee State University and Jackson State University.

The festival gets better every year.

Word about the fun reached Nashvillians Van and Beatrice Edmondson, who made the trek for their first classic.

"It's awesome," said Van.

"You have fun, bring the kids out, and you can just be yourself and just have fun," said another attendee. "Have a ball."

The festival will not only include the rivalry game between TSU and JSU, but also the battle of the bands.

Though the wind threatened to overturn tents at the tailgate, everyone expected it to blow right on out to make way for a weekend of fun.

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