Tank, SWV, and Peabo Bryson know all about that “down home” soul food defined by the urban dictionary as “soothing, comfort food that brings back warm memories of family dinners”. Starting June 13, the trio, along with a number of R&B/soul and Jazz artists will converge for the annual Soul Food Festival !
Making its way through Louisville, Jacksonville, Memphis, Charlotte, Cincinnati and Cleveland by early September, the 2009 Soul Food Festival lives up to its annual promise of bringing the best in music, art, and cuisine to you. In addition to SWV, Tank and Peabo Bryson (pictured), Dru Hill, Troop, Silk, Ready For The World, After 7, MC Lyte, and Cameo will take the stage on select dates. (Updated below)
Even though times are tough economically, the Soul Food Festival was able to maintain low ticket prices this year. In fact, all concerts are $28 or less if you purchase in advance or $35 if purchased on the day of the show — not bad right ? (see itinerary below)
In recent years Stephanie Mills, The Whispers, Howard Hewett, and The SOS Band have performed on the Soul Food Festival stage.
*Note: The Soul Food Festival shows are 21+ events.
June 13 – Louisville, KY
Silk, Ready for the World, Evelyn Champagne King, Peabo Bryson
June 20 – Jacksonville, FL
Tank, O’Jays, Ready for the World, After 7, Evelyn Champagne King
June 27 – Oklahoma City, OK
MC Lyte, SWV, Silk, Ready for the World, Sugafoot’s Ohio Players and Lakeside
July 11 – Nashville, TN
Dru Hill, Ready for the World, Lakeside, Sugafoot’s Ohio Players, Evelyn Champagne King
August 1 – Memphis, TN **
Peabo Bryson, Lakeside, Silk, SWV, Dru Hill and Dazz Band
August 15 – Cleveland, OH **
Dru Hill, Peabo Bryson, Cameo, and Angela Winbush
August 22 – Kansas City, MO **
Silk, Dru Hill, Troop, Ronnie Laws, Angela Winbush and Bar-Kays
August 29 – Cincinnati, OH **
Sugafoot’s Ohio Players, Barkays, Dazz Band, Lakeside and Con-funk-sion
September 5 – Palm Beach County, FL **
Bar-kays, Peabo Bryson, Lakeside, Angela Winbush, Silk, Dru Hill
—— By: Njai Joszor