Friday, November 22, 2019

Soul of Music City Vol. 1 - Furs and Fedoras Edition!

Hey SFPC Fam!

Our next show is Saturday January 11th. We are proud to be in our third year of residency at Nashville’s best intimate venue, the City Winery! Tickets on sale today at 3pm!

The Soul Food Poetry Cafe is excited to welcome the award-winning national spoken word artist Huggy Bear Da Poet to our stage to kick off our 2020 show series, Soul of Music City! People loved the All-White theme and begged for another way to dress to impress... this one will be the FURS AND FEDORAS Edition! Ladies feel free to put on your favorite winter look and add that fur coat, jacket, vest, or stole! And gentlemen bring out those fedoras, ascots, and suits! As always, the dress code is optional - do you!

Huggy Bear Da Poet was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. Known for his gritty, street corner poet persona, Huggy has graced many cultural stages, from the Apache Cafe in Atlanta, to the Nuyorican Cafe in New York City, to the famous Busboys and Poets in Washington DC. He has shared the stage with such greats as Nikki Giovanni, Jesse Jackson, Jill Scott, Fantasia, and Rickey Smiley. Huggy often performs poetry that examines the need for social justice. He writes from the heart and performs from the soul. He uses spoken word to motivate, empower, and even agitate audiences toward social change. His in-your-face style helps listeners examine their hearts and face their personal fears.

Huggy Bear Da Poet is nationally known and one of the most celebrated spoken word artists in the country. He is credited with pioneering the modern spoken word movement along the Gulf Coast.

Huggy is self-published author. "Love, Laughter, Heartache and Pain" takes readers on a walk through his life’s journey. Themes in his book include political awareness and the struggle of the black family. Huggy writes from real experiences which were brought forth through the tears of pain, the joys of happiness, and the life lessons in between. Huggy Bear is very active in the community and generously volunteers in workshops at churches, schools, and mentoring programs all around the country.

Huggy's prolific spoken word albums "Where I Was" and "New Growth" followed the book, continuing to engage his listeners in raw truth. In his travels, Huggy spits poems of social resistance and captures both the pain and triumph of being black in today’s society. Through spoken word, Alex “Huggy Bear” Lofton II hopes that social change will not be revolutionary, but evolutionary in that it will be the ultimate tool in our struggle to make Black America better.

We are excited to welcome Huggy Bear Da Poet to the City Winery Nashville!

Founded 13 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 poets, musicians, and vocalists in the artist community. Join us on Saturday January 11th for Soul of Music City Vol. I, featuring national award-winning spoken word artist Huggy Bear Da Poet and an exclusive live music experience by Quentin Michael Music Group with special guest vocalists Sarina-Joi Crowe, Nick Music, Jerami Matlock, Anescia Wright, and more! And as always…we have surprise guests under our sleeve! See you there!

Friday, October 18, 2019

SFPC Presents: Neo Soul in the Lounge: A Midday Groove! Our Last Show of the Year!

Hey Family!

Thanks so much for an amazing SFPC show run for 2019. We have had 4 awesome shows this year so far (most were SOUL'D OUT), and we are gearing up for our final show of the year!

Join us at The City Winery Lounge for an exclusive brunch menu, a full wine and champagne mimosa list, and some amazing live soul music! Saturday November 9th at 11am we present Neo Soul in the Lounge: A Midday Groove featuring national spoken word artist Karimah Muhammad, vocalists Sarina-Joi Crowe and Nick Music, and a high-energy live music experience by Quentin Michael Music Group! And as always…we have surprise guests under our sleeve!

Check out our artists!
Karimah Muhammad 

Karimah Muhammad, a Nashville native and graduate of Tennessee State University, has been performing spoken word for the last four years.  She has traveled all over the country and performed on many stages. Karimah is one third of the dynamic spoken word artist group writers’ BLOCK, who is currently nominated for Southern Entertainment Awards’ Group of the Year. Touching on controversial topics, her poetry challenges listeners to look and think outside of the box. Karimah hopes that her poetry inspires audiences to follow their dreams and pursue their passions.

Sarina-Joi Crowe
Sarina-Joi Crowe was born and raised in Columbia Tennessee, where she began performing at the age of 10. She is most known for her show-stopping appearance on Season 14 of American Idol as a Top 12 Finalist. Sarina-Joi has performed in many venues all over the country, including The Filmore, The Dolby Theatre, The Staples Center, and The Ryman Auditorium. Sarina-Joi plays acoustic guitar, writes original music, and will soon be releasing an EP. She is also preparing for the upcoming short film Wobbly, where she will be voicing the title character. In addition, Sarina-Joi is also the current frontwoman of her band, Blaque Top Blonde.
Nick Music
Nicholas Oldham, artistically known as I Am Nick Music, is a multi–talented entertainer: he’s a singer, award-winning songwriter, producer, musician, vocal coach, vocal producer, and actor. Nick is a native of Nashville Tennessee, and his musical aspirations were greatly manifested after moving to Arizona where he began working with the platinum-selling music group NEXT. Most recently, Nick co-produced the hit single “Promises” for Nashville artist Trisha Alicia, featuring Canton Jones. Nick and his business partner Jon Pierre make up the production duo RockStone Entertainment, a powerful production company in the entertainment industry.
You are definitely in for a treat at our final show of the year...
 Neo Soul in the Lounge: A Midday Groove! 
Be sure to get your tickets ASAP – the lounge holds 100 poetry and live music lovers! This last show will sell out quickly! See you there family!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Soul Collective III is One Day Away! Got Tickets?


The WAIT is over! We are excited to bring you our final event of the summer on Saturday 8/31 - Soul Collective III - All White Edition! We are at our home venue The City Winery! The level of talent at the City Winery on Labor Day Weekend is going to be unreal! 
  • Featured spoken word artist Jasmine Dominique!
  • Featured vocalist Jannelle Means!
  • Guest spoken word artist and SFPC audience favorite D'Essence!
  • Showstopping special guest vocalist Nicholas Oldham!
  • Special guest poet Dichotomy!
  • Headlining jazz musician, fresh off Anita Baker's Farewell Tour, Trey Daniels!
  • Live Music Experience by Quentin Michael Music Group! 

Never been to one of our shows before? 
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Music provided by none other than our featured musician of the evening, 
Trey Daniels!

At the Soul Food Poetry Cafe we have a reputation for featuring some of the very best spoken word artists, vocalists, and musicians in the South! Come check us out for our last show of the summer, Soul Collective III Saturday August 31st at The City Winery. There are only 80 tickets left to this exclusive event - get yours before we are SOUL'D OUT!