Soul'd Out Music Festival


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.

Initial Lineup
Buddy Guy
Gil Scott-Heron
Steel Pulse
Corinne Bailey Rae
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Pretty Lights
Dead Prez
Nicholas Payton
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie
Bonobo (Live)
Christian Scott
Mad Professor
Omar Sosa's Afreecanos
Benny Golson
King Khan & The Shrines
John Brown's Body
Toubab Krewe
B-Side Players

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

[Published on: 3/16/10]

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