Friday, December 28, 2018


Fam, you have been waiting...our next show has been scheduled!

Of course we will be at our home venue, the exclusive City Winery! 

The show will be on Saturday January 26th. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8! We are kicking the new year off with a new volume of events...

Soul Food Poetry Cafe Presents: SOUL COLLECTIVE VOL. I featuring Poet Britney SouLuvd! Also featuring the amazing Mia Michelle, Mera Cox, Jermaine J., Will B. Sings and More! Live Music will be provided by Craig Bailey & Friends - a Cafe Favorite! 

Who is Britney SouLuvd?

Britney SouLuvd is no stranger to the mic. This Music City Native has shared her poetic gift at various venues ranging from city-wide events to poetry lounges. With ethnic rhythm and expressions unique to her essence, she shares spoken word poetry to connect with, enlighten and encourage her audience.

Come see Britney do her thing at our first event of the year, Soul Collective Volume I, also featuring a crowd favorite Mia Michelle, the amazing Mera Cox, crooner Jermaine J., the incomparable Will B. Sings, and more! Live music experience provided by Craig Bailey & Friends! This is a great date night, a classy girls night, or a good time hanging with the fellas! Contact Imani Rhema at 615-568-7144 for more information! Don't miss it! You know how we do...let's make sure we're 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Midday Music & Mimosas at The City Winery!!

Soul Food Poetry Cafe is very proud to bring The Next Generation to Nashville! One our SFPC family members and a crowd favorite, Dichotomy the Poet, will be our featured poet. You have seen Dichotomy on our stages since we had this idea to bring open mic poetry from the underground to Nashville mainstream nightlife back in 2007. He has joined forces with Saxophonist Trey Daniels, Trumpeteer Lance Fury, and Singer/Songwriter Desmond Champion to create a entertainment force to be reckoned with, THE NEXT GENERATION. 
Dichotomy's brainchild, Aural Fixation, is a quarterly dynamic event that is always sold out in Atlanta. Get ready to feast your eyes and ears on Aural Fixation's first brunch event - 


featuring the City Winery's famous Champagne Mimosas, an exclusive brunch menu, and some of the best live music and spoken word this city has ever seen!! It's going down Sunday July 29th! Doors open at 10:30, show starts at noon!

As usual, we expect a Soul Food Poetry Cafe Event to be SOUL'D OUT! Tickets are already selling fast - we are upstairs in the City Winery's intimate LOUNGE...the last time we were up there, we SOUL'D OUT in advance - so don't delay in getting your tickets! Only $25 in advance. See you there fam!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

SFPC Presents AURAL FIXATION: Midday Music & Mimosas! Tickets on Sale Now!

Click here for Tickets!

Soul Food Poetry Café is proud to present Aural Fixation: Midday Music and Mimosas – A dynamic spoken word and live music experience featuring one of the hottest groups in the mid-south: Atlanta’s The Next Generation!

For the last five years, Aural Fixation has been known over the city of Atlanta for bringing very talented poets and musicians together for a quarterly creative extravaganza founded and hosted by Dichotomy the Poet, and always featuring The Next Generation: Dichotomy the Poet himself, Trey Daniels - international Saxophonist, Lance Fury on trumpet, and Singer/Songwriter Desmond Champion.

Dichotomy the Poet is mesmerizing, entertaining, and known for speaking the TRUTH about relationships, love, life, supporting the African American community, being the man he is because of his father, and knowing how to love a woman because of his mother. Dichotomy finds beauty in diversity. Living at the intersection of art and business, the internationally known poet has conquered the world more than once. By opening himself up to different perspectives, Dichotomy is bringing spoken word to a larger audience than ever before. He has been performing spoken word around the world for over a decade, and has produced four amazing spoken word albums.

Attracted by Atlanta’s vibrant musical atmosphere, Trey moved there immediately after he finished college at Florida State University in 2011 and began establishing his presence as a force in the Atlanta music community. Trey’s first recorded single, 86th St., has climbed the Billboard charts to reach #24 and his highly-anticipated album, Evolve, will debut this fall! Trey has shared the stage with musical greats such as Jill Scott, Joey Sommerville, Kim Waters, Smokey Robinson, and Najee. Trey is currently on a world tour with R&B legend Anita Baker and looks forward to reaching higher heights with his unique gift of music.

Lance Fury’s style reflects his world: Jazz injected with Funk, House, Drum and Bass as well as Rhythm and Blues. His roots consisted of playing in church and listening to Atlanta's Jazz 91.9 FM WCLK, eventually leading him to college. Lance was part of the notorious FAMU Marching 100. In 2005, Lance founded and lead a live jam session in Florida titled Moonlit Mondays for years before returning to Atlanta. He's worked with numerous artists such as Chantae Cann, Young Jeezy, Cody Chesnutt, B.O.B and many others. He recently completed a world tour with Janelle Monae.

What do Maxwell, The Weeknd, and Prince have in common? Most of their top-selling hits are sung in the silky, fluttering vocal range of falsetto. Add a dazzling smile, his guitar, and some southern swag, and you have a hint of what Desmond Champion is all about! Desmond burst onto Atlanta’s popping music scene several years ago with this one thought in mind: chasing his dream of bringing his satiny-smooth vocals into the ears, minds, and hearts of many as possible. He will offer a show stopping performance like you’ve never seen before.

Venue: The City Winery Lounge
Date: Sunday July 29th, doors open at 10:30am, show 12pm-2pm
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Click here for tickets:

Midday Music & Mimosas Tickets

The lounge is a classy and intimate atmosphere with 100 seats...the last time we were there, tickets SOUL'D OUT in advance!! Don't let it sell out on you!

Come out and have a day party with us!!  See you there!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Poetic Soul Sessions Vol. V. is TONIGHT!


Tonight's the Night Fam!

We at the Soul Food Poetry Cafe want to say THANK YOU in advance Nashville - the house is already filling up for Poetic Soul Sessions Vol. V! You are DEFINITELY in for a treat if you are into Neo-Soul, R&B, and spoken word! We have put all the creative juices in the city together for this concert, and a high octane evening will be in full effect at the City Winery! Join us for a chance to:

  • Bear witness to some of the most talented vocalists, musicians and spoken word artists in the South!
  • Meet some cool, eclectic, stylish, and energetic people!
  • Celebrate birthdays!
  • Enjoy an amazing meal!
  • Commemorate the evening with a limited edition SFPC autographed bottle of wine! 
  • Win prizes!
We cannot wait to see you tonight. There are still plenty of great seats available! Please reach out to Imani at 615-568-7144 if you have any questions or concerns. See you tonight family! 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Poetic Soul Sessions Vol. V. is THIS Saturday!


Soul Food Poetry Cafe is PROUD to present Poetic Soul Sessions Vol. V. this Saturday May 19th at the City Winery, featuring two of the hottest local independent artists: vocalist Jerami Matlock and Aubrey the Poet!

Jerami Matlock has been on the live music scene in Nashville for over ten years. He has featured, played for, and directed countless numbers of concerts, events, and showcases since he graduated from Fisk University, where he majored in voice and performed as a Fisk Jubilee singer! Perfecting R&B, Neo-Soul, and pop, you are definitely in for a treat as he's got a dynamic show planned like we've never seen before!

Aubrey the Poet is a legend in the spoken word arena in Nashville, and has expanded his base regionally, nationally, and internationally! He has won awards, sold CDs, and wowed audiences with his amazing prose, imagery, metaphors, symbolism...every literary device you can think of! Add boyish charm and wit and the package is complete!

We will also feature the J. Mat band - including the showstopping lead vocals of one of our favorite percussionists, Zhanell! In addition we have the amazing Jermaine Johnson, Tiara LaShai, and Evan Acklin - WE GOT THE VOICES! Coming through from Memphis also we'll have the award-winning poets and playwrights, spoken word's power couple Inner City South!

Every seat at the City Winery is a great seat! We still have floor seating available - bring your friends, family, bae, girls, the fellas...let's pack it out and show The City Winery how good music and good people vibe together in the Ville! Saturday the doors open at 6pm, show starts at 8pm.
Click the link for tickets! Floor seating only $25, and balcony seats are $20. See you there fam! Spread the word! Let's sell the City Winery out!!


-Imani Rhema
Soul Food Poetry Cafe

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Poetic Soul Sessions V. is Two Weeks Away!!


Hey Fam!

We at the Soul Food Poetry Cafe are so excited about our next event!

You are definitely in for a treat as we have some of the dopest poets and most talented singers and musicians scheduled to perform - we predict that this will be our hottest show yet!
This is a great date night, girls night, night with the fellas, or you could even come alone and meet some classy urban professionals that come out to hear spoken word and sing along to the best live music in Nashville!
The City Winery is, in our opinion, the best live music venue in our city. Combining the awesome sound and acoustics for concerts with the best casual cuisine and mixed drink and wine selection, it is the perfect spot for dinner and a show!
The Soul Food Poetry Cafe has been doing this for over 11 years, and is honored to host one of the biggest poetry and live music concerts Nashville has seen! It's up to the independent artist community to keep urban entertainment like this growing in Nashville! The venue holds 300 people and we want to show the folks at The City Winery that urban events can pack the house - we need you there to keep these types of events poppin'!
Poetic Soul Sessions Vol. V. features the talented Jerami Matlock and the J.Mat Band, International Award-Winning spoken word artist Aubrey the Poet, and more!!
Get your tickets today! Floor Seating only $25 in advance, balcony seating $20. Click the link above to select your seats! See you Saturday, May 19th at The City Winery. Doors open at 6pm for dinner, show starts at 8pm. Soul Food Poetry Cafe. We never disappoint!

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!