On the surface, the Soul Food Music Festival is exactly what it sounds like: a festival for fans of delicious soul food and amazing soul music, including performances by Cameo, The SOS Band, Vivian Green, Ruff Endz, Noel Gourdin and Ready for the World. But organizers say the purpose of the festival actually is to offer people “life changing knowledge as it relates to health and wellness, technology, family intervention, financial literacy, professional career building and workforce development,” by offering free booths to professionals interested in providing the services and information on those topics. So come for the food and leave with a renewed purpose (or as some would say, soul).
Saturday, June 17Waterfront Park
2-4 p.m. | $35-$70