The 2nd Annual Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival takes place Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. It was announced months ago, but now organizers have unveiled the details of the performance lineup, which includes performers representing everything from blues rap to comedy.
Southern cuisine, continuous music, a vendor’s village and a soul food cooking competition will be served up at the two-day festival at North Boulevard Town Square (200 North Blvd., Baton Rouge). Sunday’s headliner is GRAMMY-nominated bluesman Kenny Neal. Coming from all over the state of Texas are gospel acts Eric Dixon, Determined, Vendi and Neva Ford Nation and r&b musicians Ms. Jess and Christian Cordan. Georgia and Florida will be represented by the “Princess of Praise” Clandra Gantt and Ivory, respectively. From Lake Charles is Xavier, a hip-hop artist. Also performing are return acts are Soul & Parliament from Memphis, Tennessee; Mr. Bow Bow Bow from Alexandria, Louisiana; Lilli Lewis and Proph3t from New Orleans; plus festival organizer Henry Turner Jr., the Listening Room All-stars, Larry “LZ” Dillon, ‘Nspire, Wynda Paul, Uncle Chess, Lee Tyme and comedian Eddie Cool. Click here for the full music lineup.
It’s the Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival for a reason, of course. The soul food cooking competition will feature categories including meats, vegetables, side dishes, breads, desserts, appetizers and soups. Entrants will be judged on presentation, taste, and the story behind each dish. It’s $20 to enter, and slots are still available. Click here for more info.
Visit www.brsoulfoodfest.com for more.