Thursday, March 29, 2018

Poetic Soul Sessions Vol. V Tickets on Sale NOW!

When a vision comes to fruition, you can’t help but smile! At SFPC our vision was to find the perfect venue: the right location, great food, drinks and attentive waitstaff, great parking, the right ambiance... and we have landed at the City Winery! We have secured our second show in the main concert hall, on Saturday May 19th and we will be featuring two Soul Food Poetry Café favorites to start our 2018 calendar… Jerami Matlock and Aubrey the Poet!
Jerami Matlock is no stranger to the Soul Food Poetry Café stage. After collaborating with Imani Rhema in 2011, he has become a SFPC audience favorite. Jerami’s musical journey began in San Diego, California with his musician mother. He developed his craft by performing in talent shows as a pre-teen. His biggest development as a performer began with becoming a member of the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers. During his three years with the Fisk Jubilee Singers, he toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Italy. Jerami graduated from the historic Fisk University with Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Voice. He released his solo debut EP entitled Musiclife in 2011. Musiclife is a handcrafted eclectic blend of soul, hip-hop, R&B, Afro-Latin jazz, and gospel. Jerami is a gifted singer, songwriter, producer, and arranger. During the SFPC Poetic Soul Sessions V, Jerami will be the lead vocal feature for the event and will deliver a dynamic concert performance Nashville will not soon forget!
While residing in the inner-city areas of Chattanooga in his early life, Aubrey the Poet was nurtured by a loving mother and grandmother to become a man bringing to life the words of generations of Southern sharecroppers, street hustlers, and tortured souls for whom the word was not given a platform from which to speak. Aubrey uses spoken word to motivate and captivate audiences across the country. His boyish appeal and endearing smile helps him charm his way into the hearts and minds of many - vocalizing words that create a spellbound presence over captivated audiences. His insightful and heartfelt petitions seek to bring the art of spoken word forth to the mainstream and share the jewels of knowledge to the masses. Aubrey seeks to change this generation’s misconception that spoken word art is something that should relegated to coffeehouses. Instead, his talents prove that the performing arts should be displayed across the TV screen, performance stages and radio waves.
Founded over ten years ago by Nashville poet Imani Rhema, the Soul Food Poetry Cafe is one of Music City’s longest running live music and spoken word showcases - featuring some of the most talented artists and vocalists in the community. Join us for Poetic Soul Sessions Vol. V featuring award-winning national spoken word artist Aubrey the Poet, and a dynamic live music experience by Neo-Soul and R&B Front man Jerami Matlock and The J. Mat Band. Special performances by Tiara LaShai, Evan Acklin, Inner City South, Jermaine Johnson, Zhanell, and more! Don’t miss this amazing show. We are excited to have the main concert hall at the City Winery and expect a full house! Please support the Spoken Word Movement in Nashville! Contact Imani at 615-568-7144 for more information.
Seating assigned first come first reserved. Best seats in the house are only $25! 
Get your tickets early to secure your favorite table!
Click HERE to be directed to the City Winery ticket link. See you there!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Poetic Soul Sessions Vol. IV f/Dichotomy was AMAZING!

What's up SFPC Fam!

The Poetic Soul Sessions Vol. IV f/Dichotomy was off the chain! Live music and spoken word lovers came from miles around to see and hear an amazing showcase of talent as we packed out the City Winery main concert hall! Good thing that we had the opportunity to move from the lounge to downstairs since there were 200 people in attendance!

This was our biggest show to date since we hosted our Soul Food Poetry Café Awards Show at the Hard Rock Café, and we are happy to partner with the City Winery to produce more shows on this scale and beyond! Be sure to “like” our Soul Food Poetry Café page on Facebook or follow this blog to be notified about when our next event will be scheduled.  Check out some of the highlights of our awesome show below!

 Larysa Jaye
 Mera Cox
 Jordan Alexander Moore
Dichotomy f/Saneeah
Jermaine J. 


Mia Michelle

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Let's Pack The City Winery Main Concert Hall Out!

What's Up Poetry and Live Music Lovers!

We have made it to the Main Concert Hall at the City Winery, a place that we've been trying to get into all year! I would like to thank Nashville for your continued support - without YOU believing in the spoken word movement, we wouldn't have sold out the upstairs lounge (again) and be moving our event into the Main Concert Hall at Nashville's premiere live music venue!  Click the link below for tickets, still available for only $20 in advance until doors open!

Poetic Soul Sessions IV f/Dichotomy

We have an amazing showcase of talent lined up for the evening and would love to see you there. Please come out and see some of the most phenomenal vocalists and spoken word artists The Music City has to offer!  Here is the line up:

Larysa Jaye - Nashville Singer/Songwriter
Jermaine J. - Nashville Vocalist, Former Fisk Jubilee Singer
Mera Cox - Nashville Neo-Soul and R&B Diva
Will B. Sings - Premiere Professional R&B artist
Jordan Moore - Huntville's Own. Performance Poet
Silence - Seasoned live Spoken Word Artist
Bringing the POETIC to The Poetic Soul Sessions, the international, award winning Spoken Word Artist, mentor, community activist, Dichotomy the Poet

Special Featured Vocalist for the evening, backed by Craig Bailey & Friends, Mia Michelle.
Brianna Brown, professionally known as “Mia Michelle,” (pronounced My-a) is a powerhouse vocalist whose passion is to connect with and inspire others through everything she does, especially through her music. The talented Detroit native has been honing her chops for years. She received two call back audition requests for “The Voice” and has never lost sight of her dreams. Mia will tell you, “Music has been an inspiring part of my life, ALL of my life. It has been my venue to share my happiest moments and it has lifted my spirits in my most challenging moments. There is no other vehicle that connects with people exactly where they are at every moment of their life.” 

Mia feels that her family, 5 siblings with an Army mom and step-father, taught her the gifts of faith, love, humility and tenacity. Her greatest aspiration is to provide that same inspiration to everyone she comes in contact.  Rather it be the melodious range of her vocals or her bright smile and cheerful personality, Mia lives to make the everyday life of others better.  Join us as she guides us through her feelings of love, life, and of course, MUSIC as she belts her way into our hearts at The City Winery, bringing the SOUL to The Poetic Soul Sessions Volume IV!  See you there fam!