SOULSVILLE USA FESTIVAL

Oct. 15, 2016

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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL


The 2016 Soulsville USA Festival takes place on Saturday, October 15th from 11am-6pm in the historic Soulsville USA district on College & McLemore.

In 2015 (its inaugural year), the street festival featured three stages of live music from renowned Memphis talent- Artistik Approach, Cameron Bethany, Henry Ford, Larjuanette Williams & Black Shampoo, Black Rock Revival, Nick Black, Tonya Dyson, Preauxx, LeMoyne-Owen Gospel Choir, Justin Granville, Chinese Connection Dubb Embassy, D’Monet, Tameka “Big Baby” Goodman, Devin Crutcher, Tim Terry and Tony Dickerson & the Essential Band. The “Street Stage” featured live dance demos from the Power Glide Jam roller skaters, the Drama Queens majorette troupe, and the Pharaohs of Memphis jookin team. In addition to the musical/dance artists, our 'ARTent' showcased some of the city's top visual artists. The kid’s activities center was jam-packed with family friendly fun that included everything from a rock climbing wall to face-painting artists!

This year, the music festival will also have three stages of live music from Take Me to the River ft William Bell, Charles & Leroy Hodges, Boo Mitchell, Al Kapone, Frayser Boy with the Stax Alumni Band; Carmen Hicks; Brennan Villines; Tennessee Mass Choir; Iron Mic Coalition; Marco Alexander, Carla Tolbert-Taylor, Tia Henderson, Cherisse Scott, Juju Bushman, Stax Music Academy Drum Line, Adajyo, and more!

In addition to the stellar music line-up, this year's festival will feature a) educational talk backs & storytelling inside Stax Museum of American Soul Music b) the ARTent with demos from an array of visual artists c) a kid's center with carnival games, face-painting, caricature drawings, and other fun activities d) interactive ballet, contemporary, jookin/b-boy, and hoola hooping dance demos. Add all of that to 40 craft/vendors & food trucks, plus the fact that you get all of this for FREE and what do you get? A beautiful day at the Soulsville USA Festival!

1

Day

The Soulsville USA Festival is for one day only - don't miss it!

4

Stages

4 stages are booked to keep you entertained for hours!

15

Artists

Artists from various musical backgrounds all come together in Memphis!

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October 15, 2016
11:30a.m.-12:15p.m.

Kevin Sandbloom
Venue: Memphis Slim Stage
12:35p.m.-1:20p.m.

Cherisse Scott
Venue: Memphis Slim Stage
1:40p.m.-2:25p.m.

Juju Bushman
Venue: Memphis Slim Stage
2:45p.m.-3:30p.m.

Adajyo
Venue: Memphis Slim Stage
3:50p.m.-4:35p.m.

Carmen Hicks
Venue: Memphis Slim Stage
October 15, 2016
11:50a.m.-12:35p.m.

Interruption
Venue: William Bell Stage
12:55p.m.-1:40p.m.

Brennan Villines
Venue: William Bell Stage
2p.m.-2:45p.m.

Carla Tolbert-Taylor
Venue: William Bell Stage
3:05p.m.-3:50p.m.

Tia Henderson
Venue: William Bell Stage
4:10p.m.-4:50p.m.

Marco Alexander
Venue: William Bell Stage
October 15, 2016
12:10-12:55p.m.

LarJuanette Williams & MBAA Friends
Venue: Mavis Staples Stage
1:15p.m.-1:55p.m.

Iron Mic Coalition w/ Memfist10
Venue: Mavis Staples Stage
2:20p.m.-3:05p.m.

Southern Avenue
Venue: Mavis Staples Stage
3:25-4:05p.m.

Tennessee Mass Choir
Venue: Mavis Staples Stage
4:30-5:30p.m.

TMTTR ft William Bell, Hodges Brothers, Boo Mitchell, Al Kapone, Frayser Boy, Stax Student Band
Venue: Mavis Staples Stage
10/15/2016
2pm-3pm
Take Me to the River Education Workshop
William Bell, Martin Shore, Boo Mitchell, Frayser Boy
Venue: Stax Museum of American Soul Music- Studio A
This unique event will feature an introduction by director & producer Martin Shore, a short of the award winning film "Take Me to the River", and a Q&A session with Martin Shore, William Bell, Boo Mitchell & Frayser Boy.
12:00 p.m.

Co-Motion Studio
Venue:
1:30 p.m.

Bridging Souls Productions
Venue:
3:00 p.m.

Jordan Stokes & Friends
Venue:
4:00 p.m.

Pharoahs of Memphis
Venue:

Artists


You're gonna love these artists!

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    Take Me to the River ft William Bell, Charles & Leroy Hodges, Boo Mitchell, Al Kapone, Frayser Boy & Stax Alumni Band

    Soul

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    Southern Avenue

    Soul/Blues

    tn-mass-choir

    Tennessee Mass Choir

    Gospel

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    Iron Mic Coalition

    Hip Hop

    brennan

    Brennan Villines

    Jazz/Soul

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    Adajyo

    Soul/Gospel

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    Carla Tolbert-Taylor

    Gospel

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    Kevin Sandbloom

    Soul

    cherisse-scott

    Cherisse Scott

    Soul

  • juju

    Juju Bushman

    Soul

    carmen

    Carmen Hicks

    Soul

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    Marco Alexander

    Pop

  • tia

    Tia Henderson

    Soul

    do7a2915s

    Lar’Juanette Williams & MBAA Friends

    Soul/Funk

    stax

    Stax Music Academy Drumline

    Soul

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tmttr
Take Me to the River ft William Bell, Charles & Leroy Hodges, Boo Mitchell, Al Kapone, Frayser Boy & Stax Alumni Band
Soul
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Southern Avenue
Soul/Blues
tn-mass-choir
Tennessee Mass Choir
Gospel
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Iron Mic Coalition
Hip Hop
brennan
Brennan Villines
Jazz/Soul
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Adajyo
Soul/Gospel
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Carla Tolbert-Taylor
Gospel
img_3998
Kevin Sandbloom
Soul
cherisse-scott
Cherisse Scott
Soul
juju
Juju Bushman
Soul
carmen
Carmen Hicks
Soul
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Marco Alexander
Pop
tia
Tia Henderson
Soul
do7a2915s
Lar’Juanette Williams & MBAA Friends
Soul/Funk
stax
Stax Music Academy Drumline
Soul
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Address

1130 College St, Memphis, TN 38106

Phone

(901) 305-8924

Email

info@soulsvilleusafestival.com

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