6th Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival

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05/20/2023 - 05/21/2023
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Riverfront Plaza

FREE TO THE PUBLIC - Henry Turner Jr’s Listening Room Museum Foundation Presents

The 5th Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival
Sat. & Sun., May 14 & 15, 2022; 11:00AM–8:00PM each day;
Riverfront Plaza, 300 River Rd South, Baton, Rouge, LA 70802
Three days of Fabulous Southern Cuisine and Live Music, A Vendor’s Village,
A Judged Soul Food Cooking Competition, and the Pioneer Award

The 6th Annual Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21 at Riverfront Plaza located at 300 River Road South, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Festival hours are 11:00am to 8:00pm each day. The family-friendly event is free to the public. It features blues, soul, R&B and gospel music, a Vendor’s Village, a Pioneer Award and judged soul food cooking contest. Lawn seating, so bring your chairs. VIP tickets that include food, soft drinks, photo ops and a reserved seating area are $25.00 per person. VIP tickets for two that include T-shirts, CD’s and additional perks are $100.00. For additional information call 225-802-9681 or visit www.brsoulfoodfest.com.

A Pre-Party will be held Thursday, May 18 at Henry Turner Jr.s’ Listening Room from 8pm to midnight. The venue is located at 2733 North Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Tickets are $25.00 and include a buffet and soft drinks. The show is a sneak peek of the talent lineup for the festival.

Some of the bands and solo artists are expected to 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 Inspiration band, comedian Eddie “Cool” Deemer, gospel/soul singer Pastor Leon Hutchins, R&B singer Xavie Shorts and guitarist and singer Owen Scott.

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. Ten entrants in each category will be pre-selected by the Soul Food screening committee. Upon acceptance the entry fee is $20, & $30 for walk-ups, if slots are available. Food vendors working the Festival can enter for free. Contestants need to bring enough food for six people the day of their judging. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each category. The contest is now open and downloadable forms and additional instructions are available on the website. Vendor slots are also still available.

This years’ Pioneer Award for contributions to the Soul Food industry will be announced closer to the date.

Get ready for three days of great food from Louisiana and its surrounding southern neighbors, incredible music from local and national touring acts and lots of fun on May 12 at Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room and next to the USS Kidd on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15 at the 5th Annual Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival!

------- I want to participate, what must I do? -------

THE APPLICATION Your signature is needed on each page of the application
which is in PDF format. It is also available in MSWord format on request.

1. Links to Vendor Packet for this festival: https://ewmediagroup.com/applications/
Note: this application cannot be filled out online, it must be downloaded first

TO PAY FOR THIS FESTIVAL, you can pay with cash or a money order, Zelle or PayPal..
If you would like to charge it to a credit card, please:
1. After you download & fill out the application;
2. go to our website, https://www.ewmediagroup.com/Payments and make your
payment; NOTE: The form you fill out online is not the application.

1. Scan & email it to don@ewmediagroup.com;
2. FAX it to me toll-free at 866-875-8960 – no cover page needed;
3. snail-mail it to me. EWMedia, 6606 FM 1488, #148-116, Magnolia, TX 77354.
If you do snail mail it to me please call me and let me know

The website will send you a receipt immediately upon payment. We will send you
another receipt before the Market to make sure we are on the same page as far as
what you are ordering and what you have paid.

On the Thursday morning before the Festival, I will email you load-in information.
Although there is general load-in information in the vendor packet, this information is superseded
by the load-in information you get the week of the Festival.
We would appreciate you sharing any Festival publicity you receive with your own
mailing list. Please call or email if you have questions.

Vendor Payment

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