The 2016 Soulsville USA Festival returns this year, and they’ve announced a diverse music lineup, educational sessions, and more.
- When: Saturday, October 15 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Where: Historic Soulsville USA District (College & McLemore)
- Cost: Free!
The Soulsville USA Festival honors the historic Soulsville District and the many music genres that have flourished in Memphis. This one-day event has three stages named after Soulsville artists and 15 music artists throughout the day. Check out the full lineup of soul, gospel, hip hop, blues, and jazz artists below.
Memphis Slim Stage
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Kevin Sandbloom
- 12:35 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Cherisse Scott
- 1:40 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Juju Bushman
- 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Adajyo
- 3:50 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. Carmen Hicks
William Bell Stage
- 11:50 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Interruption
- 12:55 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Marco Alexander
- 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Carla Tolbert-Taylor
- 3:05 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Tia Henderson
- 4:10 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Brennan Villines
Mavis Staples Stage
- 12:10 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. LarJuanette Williams & Black Soap
- 1:15 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. Iron Mic Coalition w/ Memfist10
- 2:20 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Southern Avenue
- 3:25 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Tennessee Mass Choir
- 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Take Me to the River revue (feat. William Bell, Hodges Brothers, Boo Mitchell, Al Kapone, Frayser Boy, Stax Alumni Band)
Not only will there be music, but attendees will have the opportunity to attend educational sessions, talk backs, and storytelling inside the Stax Museum. Local artists will host creative demos, and various dance organizations will host demos on styles including interactive ballet, contemporary, jookin/b-boy, and hula hooping. There will also be a kids center filled with games, face painting, and more, so there will be something for the whole family to enjoy.
Food trucks will be on site during the festival, and over 40 vendors and makers will have booths set up with crafts, jewelry, and more.
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