A Feast of Funk & Soul Food is a new event taking place at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park on November 18 & 19, 2016. It is a combination of funky music, delicious soul food, and Florida breweries, joining forces to raise money for local charities Love Inc., Hope Notes and Suwannee Spirit Kids Music Camp. It’s the prefect opportunity to come together with friends and family at an intimate Spirit of the Suwannee event, giving thanks and love the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Produced by Purple Hat Productions and Southern Soul BBQ, A Feast of Funk & Soul Food features some of best funk and soul music in the scene. Headlining the first annual event is Earth Wind & Power, a tribute to the music of Earth Wind & Fire performed by The Nth Power and featuring artists Jennifer Hartswick, Skerik, Farnell Newton, James Casey, Daniel Sadownick, and Brian Thomas. The weekend will also feature music from The Nth Power, Jennifer Hartswick Band, The Roosevelt Collier Band, The Groove Orient, Leisure Chief, and Scott Campbell Band.
Equally exciting is the addition of a food program headlined by five internationally acclaimed chefs including James Beard Award winner Art Smith, (cookbook author and former private chef for Oprah Winfrey), Harrison Sapp (owner of Southern Soul BBQ, St. Simons Island and Live Oak, FL), Chris “Shaggy” Davis (New Orleans Crawfish Boil King), John Minas (The Edison, Tallahassee) and Samuel Forbes Edwards (Edwards Brothers BBQ). Foodies can purchase tickets that include meals prepared by each of these culinary legends.
Alongside the incredible food and music, A Feast of Funk & Soul Food welcome two of Florida’s best breweries to the show – Dunedin Brewery and 81Bay Brewing Co.
During the weekend Patty and Wahoo Young will host a Disc Jam Golf Tournament. Prizes include tickets to Suwannee Hulaween and food tickets, among other things.
All GA tickets include music and camping for the weekend. VIP food packages and VIP food, cabin and golf cart packages are available at www.feastoffunk.com.
$2 per ticket will be donated to Hope Notes and Suwannee Kids Music Camps. Hope Notes is a new park led program that raises money to provide instruments for local school music departments. Kids Music Camps provides four annual free music education programs for kids. Concertgoers are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to the food drive benefiting Love Inc.
The Nth Power – Love’s Holiday (Earth,Wind & Fire cover)
Roosevelt Collier & Friends – Purple Hatter’s Ball 2016
Jennifer Hartswick Band – You Got The Love 11/15/13 Bear Creek Music Festival
Leisure Chief -FULL SET- Hulaween 2015
The Groove Orient – Fox Fest 2016
FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT: A Feast of Funk & Soul Food 2016 by Richie Williams.