Nashville’s Soul Food Festival returns August 3

Peabo Bryson

Peabo Bryson

The eighth annual Nashville edition of Kinfolks Foundation’s Soul Food Festival highlights the aroma of traditional soul food like oxtails, ribs, macaroni and cheese cooking in the air while bringing together families and friends in an outdoor social setting for a day of reunion, information and live national award winning entertainment.

Headliners Peabo Bryson and Guy featuring Aaron Hall will be joined by Loose Ends, Lyfe Jennings, Urban Mystic, and Color Me Badd. The gates open at 4 pm and show time is at 6 pm for the all-star line up on Saturday, August 3, at downtown Nashville’s Riverfront Park.

The music, food and information is sure to evoke a spirit of love, unity and harmony that will resonate within the souls of all those who attend, and provide a wholesome, recreational and cultural experience while motivating the mind, body and soul.

The festival is presented by 92Q (WQQK) and the Kinfolks Foundation, Inc. a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose objective is to create platforms for life changing knowledge as it relates to health and wellness, education, housing, financing, business and workforce development.

“In 2010, the Kinfolks Foundation awarded four students with four-year scholarships to attend college and assisted 22 underprivileged youth in attaining their GED, “ said foundation President Pat Williams. “When you support the Soul Food Festival through donations or attendance, you help shape our communities.”

Proceeds from the Soul Food Festival benefit learning environments focused on underprivileged youth and young adults, providing a positive and safe environment where these young people can come and get the additional tutoring and career education they need in order to stay competitive in today’s society.

General admission tickets are $30, and preferred seating is available $40; VIP seating is $60. You’re encouraged to bring your own lawn chairs. For VIP or to charge by phone, call 1-888-695-0888.

The method of the promotion is to present National Award Winning Entertainment at low ticket pricing in order to reach the capacity of the facility, which in turn guarantees an audience from which empowering information can be introduced. With expenses in excess of $250,000 per event, the success of the Soul Food Festival has always been contingent on Sponsors, Media Partners and Donations. Such participation brings the Kinfolks Foundation closer to their goal of breaking even, while educating the community.

Your participation in this stellar event will provide a wholesome, recreational and cultural experience while motivating the mind, body and soul. The combination of music, food and information is sure to evoke a spirit of love, unity and harmony that will resonate within the souls of all those who attend. No matter the ethnicity, the Soul Food Festival is a time for the soul to reminisce on the memories of the past and the promises of the future.

You can make a tax-deductible contribution in support of the Kinfolks Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and your contribution is tax deductible as the law allows. Contact the foundation Corporate Headquarters at: P.O. Box 50123, Midwest City, Okla. 73140. Phone: 877-415-7258; fax: 904-354-5252; e-mail: events@ilovesoulfood.com