Kinfolk’s Soul Food Festival returns July 30th

Last updated on July 21st, 2016 at 05:31 pm

While no formal announcement has yet been made, these four bands are among those who are playing at various Kinfolk's Soul Food Festivals around the country this year. Nashville's event may or may not include The Bar-Kays (top left), Slave (top right), The Rick James Stone City Band (bottom left), and/or Zapp Band (bottom right).    photos: http://ilovesoulfood.com

While no formal announcement has yet been made, these four bands are among those who are playing at various Kinfolk’s Soul Food Festivals around the country this year. Nashville’s event may or may not include The Bar-Kays (top left), Slave (top right), The Rick James Stone City Band (bottom left), and/or Zapp Band (bottom right). photos: http://ilovesoulfood.com

The Al Menah Shrine Center on Brick Church Pike in Nashville is this year’s home for the eleventh version of Nashville’s Kinfolk’s Soul Food Festival July 30th. The Soul Food Festival is an inviting event that 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.

The Festival supports various community resource agencies through complimentary tickets and/or financial contributions with particular focus on battered women. The festival provides a positive focus and safe environment where these women can come and receive therapy for the mind, body and soul.

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

Experts on health and welfare suggest that music entertainment could be prescribed as a treatment because of the enormous positive impact it has on mental health and well-being. According to Music and Health: Current Developments in Research and Practice, music has been used to support those suffering from Dementia and/or brain injuries by mental health service providers around the world.

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 entertainment lineup for this year’s Nashville event had yet to be announced at press time, but acts under consideration for their similar events across the country this year include The Ohio Players, Midnight Starr, The Bar Kays, Zapp Band, Slave, Lakeside, Rick James Stone City Band, Kid & Play, among others. Check out the festival website or tune in to WQQK-FM 92.1 for announcements as they are made known.

The festival is presented by Kelly’s Way, 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.

It will be held at Al Menah Shrine Center, 1354 Brick Church Pike, Nashville, TN, 37207, on Saturday, July 30, 2016, beginning at 2:00 PM. VIP Table Seating is $65.00; Preferred Viewing is $45.00; General Admission is $35.00; and if you act now, get Early Bird General Admission for only $20.00 (for a Limited Time Only). Each ticket is subject to a nominal fee, and tickets are on sale now at http://ilovesoulfood.com.

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