4th Annual Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival

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Three days of Fabulous Southern Cuisine and Live Music with a Cooking Competition and Pioneer Award Presentation

BATON ROUGE, La. - eTradeWire -- The 4th Annual Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival will open with a Greens, Beans and Chicken Wings Pre-Party at Henry Turner Jr.s' Listening Room on June 24 from 8:00pm to midnight. On Saturday and Sunday, June 26 and 27 the festival will take place at Riverfront Plaza in downtown Baton Rouge right next to the USS Kidd Veterans Museum. Festival hours are 11:00am to 8:00pm on Saturday and 11:00am to 7:00pm on Sunday. The family friendly event is free to the public and features blues, soul, R&B and gospel music, a Vendor's Village, a judged soul food cooking competition and Pioneer Award Presentation. Lawn seating so bring your chairs. VIP tickets that include food, soft drinks, photo ops, covered seating area and additional perks are available.

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Performers to date include the blues, soul, funk reggae band Henry Turner, Jr. & Flavor and the Listening Room All-Stars featuring singer/songwriter Larry "LZ" Dillon, spoken word artist 'Nspire and the Inspire band, comedian Eddie "Cool" Deemer, gospel/jazz artist Wyanda Paul, gospel/soul singer Pastor Leon Hutchins, R&B singer Xavie Shorts, reggae artist Simon Oguinye, blues greats SmokeHouse Porter and Miss Mamie and singer/songwriter Malerbee. Additional acts include Texas based R&B singer Lady Bain and folk/blues singer Jonathan Foster from California. Whitney Vann will co-host the stage.
The Soul Food Cooking Competition, highlighting regional favorites from Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida include Meats, Vegetable and Side Dishes, Breads and Desserts, Appetizers and Soups, Beverage and Ices. Criteria includes Presentation, Taste, and the Story or History behind each dish. Entrants will be pre-selected by the Soul Food screening committee. Upon acceptance the entry fee is $20.00. $30.00 for walk-ups, if slots are available. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each category. Forms and  instructions are available on the website. Vendor slots are also still available.

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This years' Pioneer Award for contributions to the Soul Food industry is Lizzie Griffin, in whose memory Lizzie's Restaurant was founded in 2014, by her children Ricky and Kwanda Griffin.
For additional information, exact locations and tickets call 225-802-9681 or visit http://www.brsoulfoodfest.com.
So get ready for three days of great food from Louisiana and its surrounding southern neighbors, incredible music from local and national touring musicians and lots of fun at the 4th Annual Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival!



Source: Henry Turner Jr. Listening Room Museum Foundation
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