INNAUGURAL OUTING FOR EXCITING NEW FEST
APRIL 11-24 IN PORTLAND, OREGON
The first annual Soul'd Out Music Festival will take place over two weeks, throughout eight of Portland's most prestigious venues. Featuring artists from across the musical spectrum, including jazz, funk, blues, hip-hop, soul and more, SOMF brings them all together under the banner of Soulful Music. Soul music, unlike any other, has the unique ability to unite us across perceived differences in race, culture or generation.
The Soul'd Out Music Festival was created in November 2009, with the inaugural festivities scheduled for April 2010, as a means by which to give a platform to music often overlooked by the commercial music industry, as well as to firmly supplant Portland as the West Coast's premier independently-minded music market.
Soulful, uplifting music, recreated in the live setting, is one of the most healing and profound means of expression humanity has. This music is the most effective tool of bringing about positive social evolution. The organizers offer this festival as the beginning of a new movement towards realizing music's inherent healing and transformative qualities, and as a means of applying these qualities directly in our ever-expanding community.
Corinne Bailey Rae
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie
Omar Sosa's Afreecanos
King Khan & The Shrines
John Brown's Body
More artists coming soon.
Tickets for each show will be sold individually. A limited number of Jazz and All Access packages will be offered. Jazz Package passes (early bird - $75.00) will gain purchaser entrance to all Jazz concerts. All Access Package passes ($250.00) will gain purchaser entrance into all shows, as well as Soul'd Out Music Festival merchandise. More information here