2nd Annual Musical Soul Food Festival hits Chesapeake Park, June 24

The second annual Musical Soul Food Festival will take place Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 2- 9 p.m at Chesapeake Park in Chesapeake, VA Grammy® Award winning recording artist and media personality, Dr. Bobby Jones, who hosted “Bobby Jones Gospel” on the BET cable TV channel for 35 years, will emcee the program. The festival will honor legendary choirmaster and recording artist, Kurt Carr, for his thirty-plus year  career in music that features hits such as “For Every Mountain,” “God Blocked It” and the gold-selling album, In the Sanctuary. Admission is FREE.

The star-studded concert line-up features performances from Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Jekalyn Carr, Luther Barnes, Vashawn Mitchell, Earnest Pugh, Chrystal Rucker, Troy Sneed, Damon Little, The Virginia Aires, Earl Bynum, Ruth La’Ontra and Zion’s Joy. Musical Soul Food on-air personalities such as Dorinda Clark Cole, Melvin Williams, Dottie Peoples and Tracy Morgan will be on hand as well.

Dr. Bobby Jones and Dottie Peoples
Dr. Bobby Jones and Dottie Peoples at 2016 Musical Soul Food Festival

There’s also a new emphasis on social media coverage this year, so Stellar Gospel Music Award nominated singer Bryan Andrew Wilson will be on site to provide on-camera social media updates and interviews with various artists and festival participants.

There will also be a wide-gamut of fun activities, including basketball challenges, volleyball, Zumba, line-dancing, fitness aerobics in the We-Fit Zone, food vendors and more. Visit for more details.

Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Drive in Chesapeake, VA 23320. Admission is FREE.

Sarah Hearn
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Sarah Hearn is Editor-in-Chief of Sarah founded the site to serve as a positive platform for gospel music news, to share all of the good things happening within the Gospel and Christian music industry. In 2017, the site was named one of the Top 50 Gospel and Christian Music websites. Sarah is widely known for her on-the-scene reporting which includes the GMA Dove Awards, the Stellar Awards, Grammys on the Hill, Gospel Music Heritage Month Celebration Concert, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, St. Jude Celebration of Hope, the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and many more. For more than 5 years, Sarah served as the DC Gospel Music Examiner at  where the site garnered more than 150,000 readers in the US and around the world. Sarah was named one of the Top Ten Heroes in Gospel Music in the Washington, DC area in 2012 for her extensive coverage, support and commitment to artists within the D.C. metro region.  In 2016 she was named Person of the Month by IndiMogul Magazine. The site was recently named among Feedspot's Top Gospel and Christian Music Websites.  Sarah is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Gospel Music Association.

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